Hi guys, Need some advice. I was posted overseas a couple of years ago and left my car behind - 2004 Ford Focus ST170, 24,000 or so on the clock. Had it from new, well maintained & serviced up to May 2008. I left it in the care of somebody as a second car, and they promised to give it a runout at least once a month, keep it ticking over etc. I didn't want to sell it as I would have only got a very poor price, and would have needed to buy again on my return. For the last year, for health reasons, they have been unable to keep the car ticking over. Which means it has been sat completely unused in an uninsulated garage for the last year, and will be in the same condition for another 9 months or so. It's not even been started up and the battery is long dead. My plan now is to contact a garage a month or two before my return to the UK (mid-2011), and arrange for it to be recovered and put back in a roadworthy state. How much work do you think this will entail? I looked into long-term storage etc before I came out here, and was advised that a number of things would need serious maintenance on my return if it weren't in regular use (hence the fact I left it with someone as a second car). They mentioned things like (I think) seals corroding, brakes system deteriorating, tyres (obviously). I'm guessing it will cost me a good couple of grand to get it back on the road? What work is it likely to entail? I know you can't say without checking over the car, but in general - what kinds of things will a garage need to do? I want the car back in a good state, and want it to serve me for many more years to come. Grateful for any advice / pointers / tips / price estimate! Please save your breath on other solutions like "get somebody else to take it on for you" or "batter them for not looking after it properly". And as for selling it - well, I would have to get it in a roadworthy state beforehand, in which case why sell it? Thanks in advance, car maintenance experts!