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This is my first time living in a cold environment (Chicago). My viigen is in a garage (not heated) and is driven all of about 100 miles a month now. Every weekend I try to drive her, and this last weekend I started her up and it took a few slow cranks to get her to fire. Pretty sure this is related to the cold and the battery since it was fine until ave temp is around 30. Is it best to run a battery tender in cold climates, or will this not do a thing?
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It'll keep the battery from getting discharged as the car sits. It can help the battery last longer, and keep the battery from discharging so much that it freezes.
 

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If you're only driving the car a few miles, just disconnect the pos. terminal.

but trickle chargers are perfectly fine so long as they have an auto-shutoff and won't s'plode your battery
 

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lms said:
This is my first time living in a cold environment (Chicago). My viigen is in a garage (not heated) and is driven all of about 100 miles a month now.
I've never heard of someone garaging their Saab in the winter, this has to be the first for me. I've known people who garage and stow their Corvette's, Viper's, Ferrari's, Lamborghini's, for obvious reasons, but a Saab? Come on, the car originated from the Scandinavian Peninsula, where there is snow!

Saab's perform amazing in the winter, why deprive the car of this?
 

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Diosnoche said:
I've never heard of someone garaging their Saab in the winter, this has to be the first for me. I've known people who garage and stow their Corvette's, Viper's, Ferrari's, Lamborghini's, for obvious reasons, but a Saab? Come on, the car originated from the Scandinavian Peninsula, where there is snow!

Saab's perform amazing in the winter, why deprive the car of this?
Then you do know me because I garaged my viper as well.:) The car is not garaged in the sense of "putting it away for the winter" it's just not driven much is all (period). Company cars are great!
 

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Is your Viper the one with the plates " I 8 A 4 R E " ? :cheesy: You shouldn't worry so much about your Saab battery and the cold. If the battery is good and has a good CCA (cold cranking amp) rating, don't worry about it.
 

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SAAB Storage?

The SABB IS my winter car! I park it all Spring Summer AND Fall! I put about 10,000mi a Year on my '63 Corvair Rag top over those 9 months. The 9-3 only goes out on road calls when the weather is crappy! It thrives in the snow!
 
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