You may be leaving the Midwest for winter. Or maybe you just have a vintage Corvette you don’t want to sit in the snow. Whatever your reason, follow these tips to prepare your car for storage.
First thing’s first: you might as well maintenance your car before you put it in storage. Then it’ll be ready to go when you need to move it, especially if you want to do so unexpectedly. And besides, you don’t want just plain gas sitting in the tank. You’ll need to add stabilizer to prevent corrosion of gas lines.
Outdoor or Indoor
Next, determine what kind of storage you’ll need. Outdoor storage makes your car susceptible to weather conditions. It could get damaged from ice storms or hail, and it could rust from wet conditions. But it’s usually much cheaper to rent outdoor storage than indoor storage.
Indoor storage adds a level of security outdoor storage can’t. Not only does it protect the car from weather, but it also protects against animals and rodents. You can go a step further by adding temperature control.
Whichever you choose, measure the length and width of your car so you’ll know how much space you’ll need. And, no matter if you choose indoor or outdoor, Infinite Self Storage provides an added layer of security with cameras and coded gates at most facilities.
Learn the Rules
Most storage facilities require your car to be in running condition with insurance and registration. All this ensures the car isn’t junked or stolen. And don’t be surprised if you can’t work on your car while it’s in storage. Most self storage facilities will want you to use their units just for storage. Besides, they won’t want oil spots on their floors for their next customers.
If you have any questions about preparing your car for storage, give one of our professional team members at Infinite Self Storage a call!