For whatever reason, you may need to store your car. But, before you walk away and lock the door for a month or more, there are a few things to do, so here’s a list of important vehicle storage dos and don’ts.
- Keep it Covered. This will maintain it at a temperature that’s fairly stable and protect it from the elements. If you don’t have a garage, look for vehicle storage companies in your area and ask for a quote.
- Clean It Up. Getting the car washed might sound counter-intuitive when you’re preparing for vehicle storage, but it’s a simple step and shouldn’t be overlooked. Bird droppings or water stains left on the car can damage the paintwork. Be sure to clean the undersides of the fenders and the wheels to get rid of tar, grease or mud.
- Change the Oil. If you’re only going away for a week or two, skip this vehicle storage step. But if your car is going to be stored for more than a month, get the oil changed. Used engine oil contains contaminants that could damage the engine.
- Don’t Forget to Inflate the Tires. Inflate them to the recommended pressure because if a car is left stationery for a long period with low tires, the tires develop ‘flat spots’ as the weight of the car presses down on the tires.
At 21 North Storage in Statesville, NC, we have built a reputation on excellence in the residential and commercial self-storage industry. Contact us today to discuss your needs. Our goal is to provide customer service that’s second to none.