Two days ago, my 2020 TLX SH-AWD and two of its close friends went into winter hibernation in our 2 car garage. It was just in time before the last two big snowfalls arrived. Here’s a photo....
Is the front grille Acura badge and outer ring blacked out on your car?
BTW - forgot to ask - is there a reason why you had the hood popped in the photo? Are you storing it that way on purpose?It’s “dark chrome” that Acura put on the A-Spec in 2020, and the photo was after sunset, so probably looks a lot darker than it actually is. I have trouble keeping the “dark chrome” looking good, (it tends to discolour easily if you use certain products on it), I would probably go with gloss black and paint the grille to match.
It’s because I need the clearance because I’ve got the battery maintainer connected with clips. I will change that to ring terminals then the hood can close completely.BTW - forgot to ask - is there a reason why you had the hood popped in the photo? Are you storing it that way on purpose?
I have stored two other cars for longer periods during the last 25 years without starting the engine and haven’t had any issues. With those two, I will pull the ECU fuse and crank the engine several times to circulate oil, then put the ECU fuse back and start it up normally. The TLX is different though with the 9 speed transmission and push button starting. I’ll probably just start it normally in the spring or end up with a bunch MIL codes.I agree with your decision to not to drive TLX the winter, I don't drive my in the winter (or the rain)
I will take it on short trips after a couple rain falls have washed salt off roads, and then I will wash it and dry it
The reason I like to drive it on short trips is to keep the oil film on all it's parts, I don't believe in letting vehicles sit too long due risk of inadequate lubrication upon start up
Some things are gimmicks and some are actual progress. The push button start is too much complication for a car like the Prelude that always was a technical innovation showcase. Granted that the Prelude had a lot of niceties and creature comforts for its heydays, but it was always down to business.My uncle has a Honda Prelude which is a beautiful car and he also prefers to crank the engine while ignition is disabled to build oil pressure throughout the engine as he doesn't get a chance to drive car much
I really like the push button start and shift but I'm new to them and wouldn't feel comfortable cranking the engine with a push button instead of a traditional key ignition ...what if it cranks and never stops??? lol