Hi, I'm being hospitalised soon, so with that and not being allowed to drive for 6 weeks or so, the car will just be sat on the drive. I plan to once a week start the engine and let it run till the rad fan cuts in, out, then in again, and a further 10 mins with the aircon on(to lubricate the seals), and operate the foot brake, hand brake and clutch and gear selector several times meanwhile. Can't just start with climate on because the fans will be running straight away so will not know if engine has properly warmed up. The temperature gauge shows normal before the engine is fully warmed up and I believe that Honda workshop procedure dictates fans on/off/on for several things. With regard to the battery I have a CTEK (intelligent charger that can be left connected and switched on for several months) that I will use for one day a week. I might move the car a little to prevent flat spots on the tyres. I stand to be corrected on any of the above and welcome any other suggestions. Ampers.