21 Aug 2015

6 Ways to Store Your Summer Car

There are many ways of storing a vehicle that is only used seasonally that many people aren’t usually aware of. Of course, you could just park the vehicle in the garage over the winter months and hope it runs as well by the time summer hits, but this isn’t the most efficient way to store any vehicle you care about.

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There are 6 things you can do to assure the health of your vehicle stays the same as it is stored away.

  1. Store the vehicle in a cool and dry environment. Do not leave the vehicle outside and open to all of the elements. In most instances, a garage is the perfect place. Temperature controlled storage units for vehicles are also wise if they can be afforded.
  2. Keep all of the fluids fresh and full throughout the duration the vehicle isn’t being used. The engine and other parts can corrupt if dry or old fluids stay sitting in for too long.
  3. Take out the spark plugs and unplug the battery.
  4. Clean the vehicle thoroughly and give it a good wax. Make sure all key components are clean and oiled within the vehicle’s engine.
  5. Add 10 lbs. of pressure to each tire.
  6. Keep pests out of the vehicle. Use mothballs to deter them from entering.

If your vehicle means anything to you as it more than likely does, it is always wise to store it properly. Otherwise, you could end up with corruption to the parts of the car as it sits. Too many people park a vehicle in the garage and just let it go until it’s driven again. While it may not do too much damage to your car immediately, it will eventually catch up with the car or start showing minor issues as you continue to store improperly.

Whether you decide to put the vehicle in the garage or in a storage, keeping it inside and away from harsh elements is the best thing you can do for your vehicle. If for any reason the vehicle must be stored outside, make sure it is covered well with a car cover or tightly pulled tarp. However, don’t let dead leaves or debris buildup underneath the cover. This could damage the car’s paint. Keep the vehicle clean as it sits and continue to refresh the fluids as necessary.

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