Do you think he should disconnect the 12v. battery?I don't think Kia will be very helpful but you can certainly connect with them.
I would put some fresh gas (non-ethanol if possible) in the tank and add fuel stabilizer. Tank does not have to be full.
Try to store with traction battery at least 60% charged.
Maybe pump tires up to 50 psi but remember to reduce pressure when you return.
Please report back here when you return in a year as storage almost always affects cars is some way.
If it is a PHEV, I would disconnect the 12V battery and connect a smart charger to it for the whole time I am gone.Do you think he should disconnect the 12v. battery?
Do you have any trustworthy friends or family members that could take the Niro out for a spin every month or so? Perhaps they could also take a peek under the hood to see if anything is nesting there.I'm going to France for 1 year. I have a Kia Niro 2019 hybrid. The car will be parked in a covered garage in my house. Is there anything special I should do before leaving?
Should I unplug the battery? I did the oil change 1 week ago.
Without stabilizer, the gas will be stale and ICE may not run well at all.If I don't put sta-bil in the gas tank, what would happen?