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Securely storing toolboxes in a truck bed

I have my tools organized into boxes based on what I'm going to do, mostly on Dewalt's TSTAK line. I recently purchased a Ford F150 and am looking for the best way to carry / fasten these tool boxes ...
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Is It Bad for the Car to Park it Regularly on a Surface Covered with Wood Mulch

I have heard that it's bad for the car if one parks it on a grass surface regularly. It is said that the moisture released by the grass would eventually cause rusting in the undercarriage of the car. ...
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Storage capacity under the passengers seats

Do any cars have storage capacity under the passengers seats? If yes, is it comfortable? If no, is it feasible?
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Does storing a car battery on its side damage it?

I just bought a new battery yesterday that I'm planning to install this weekend. I wasn't thinking and I just plunked it in my car on its side so it wouldn't tip. But then I just this remembered this ...
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How to (relatively safely) store a small amount (200 milliliters) of gasoline for up to a month?

In my country of residence (developing nation) I sometimes see people stopped alongside the road because they apparently forgot to buy fuel or couldn't afford it. I also would like to be able to push ...
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Storing new bearings for the next 5 years. Will they last?

I live in a region where everything is on the rise and something which is available today, may or may not be available tomorrow (or may be available at a much higher price) and it might be very rare ...
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In what medium can I store a 2 component clear coat (unmixed)

I just bought some 2 component clear coat: MIPA 2K HS Klarlack CS 85 I bought it together with a hardener and some thinner both of which have caps that can be screwed on and off. However, the clear ...
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How do I safely fill and use an external diesel can?

I would like to purchase an external container and fill it with diesel fuel, for use in my personal vehicle. I want to make sure that I am doing this safely. To that end I have some questions: If I ...
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Can I leave my car sitting outside for about 5 years? [closed]

I need to park my car for about 5 years. I have a 2006 Civic with 244k miles.. I'm going to cover it and start it every 2 weeks.. someone told me that after that many years it's going to fall apart ...
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Why is it important to dry your tires before storing them in bags?

I see two articles that say tires should be stored dry in bags, but they don't explain why. Why is it important to dry your tires before storing them in bags?
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How much air pressure in tires when storing a vehicle?

When storing a vehicle for several months to a year, is it better to have the tyres/tires overinflated a little, underinflated a little, or at their regular operating pressure?
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Protecting the paint using a carport for winter storage

I'm considering buying a summer vehicle that I would like to store for winter, but I don't have an optimal storage solution. There's no climate-controlled storage facility nearby. What I do have is ...
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Motorbike storage questions (gsxr 1000 2018)

I don’t have a garage and I’m storing my bike outside. Temperatures during the daylight are around 90-115F max. There’s no much shade around the bike but it gets morning and afternoon’s sun beating. ...
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Starting procedure of car that has been stored for 3 months

It seems a lot of the questions regarding car storage are for prior to storage. I did not think ahead much and thus my question is for what to do after storage. Context: Car stored in non air ...
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Shelf life of sealed and unsealed oil left in trunk?

I always keep a quart or two of oil in my trunk for "just in case" purposes. Currently, I have one sealed quart and one unsealed, half-used quart. Both Castrol 0w30 full synthetic. I bought them ...
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Do I need any special maintenance plan for a car only driven a every couple of weeks?

I work from home, so I seldom need to use my car. It's kind of nice that it can stay cleaner in winter, too. I could probably get away with almost never driving it winter, but I haven't prepped it ...
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