I’m going to be taking a one-year job in Japan, which means I’ll be leaving my car untouched for that period of time. To save money, I’m going to cancel my insurance. Because I live in Virginia, that also means I have to cancel my registration (or pay a $500 uninsured motorist fee).
I do have family members who could drive it around, but is it enough to just drive it on our street once a week? Because it won’t be registered or insured, it’ll be staying out of sight in the garage. Is it enough to only take it out for a few minutes a week? I wouldn’t want it to leave the subdivision.
So I’m thinking of mothballing my car. What is the best way to go about this? I am not sure how to get it up on blocks, so I’m thinking I’ll just leave that be and then buy new tires when I get back. But what’s the best procedure for dealing with an unused car for a year?