Prepping Your Vehicle for Storage: Automobile (Part 1)

Student heading back to school for the year? A car enthusiast with one too many rides? Whatever the reason, you may find yourself in a position where you have just too much car and not enough space. If in just such a pickle then it might be beneficial for you to rent out storage space in order to have your extra auto in a safe, secure environment. Before you drive it into the space, here are a few steps to make sure your baby sits well.

Cleaner the Better

The cleaner your ride heading into storage the better. Wash, wax, and shine sure but go further. Ensure there isn’t any dirt on the under body and wheel wells. Dirt can hold moisture; moisture and air will cause rust. If you’re looking to still have your car intact when you return to it then you will want to make sure there’s no place for moisture to take hold.

Vacuum out the interior, really well. You want to make sure there is nothing to feed any pests who may stumble into the unit. Won’t matter how well the outside is maintained if your interior has become a nest to possums.

Fill ‘er up!

Fill the tank and if the car is going to be sitting for longer than 30 days, look at adding a gas stabilizer. Any other fluids should be topped off. If the reservoirs are full, there is no space for condensation to build. No place for condensation no place for… That’s right moisture!

We’ll stop there for now because there is still a lot left to do before storing your vehicle, especially for long term. We will cover even more, next time on the blog.