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The battery should not only be disconnected for winter storage, but also removed entirely from the luggage compartment. We know of at least one damaged car (Note: maintenance free batteries are riot without fumes). The several minutes spent removing the battery may save headaches, frustration and dollars later.
Your battery should be fastened down properly at all times; don’t even test-drive the car without properly securing your battery. If the OEM tie down is not available, improvise. We recently repaired quarter panel that sustained damage from an electrical fire. The driver was lucky considering where the gas tanks are located. Again, a small investment of time and money saves one large headache later.