Whether storing your vehicle away because of weather conditions or just keeping it away for a few months, you should know a couple of things. Before simply leaving it in the garage and forgetting about it, make sure you read along. We will take a look at a couple of ways to make a car last much longer in storage and cause no trouble after.
1. Repair Any Big Issues
Repairing any big issues like leaks, rust spots, and other similar things should be the first thing you do. This is because they can evolve into much bigger problems after the vehicle's time in storage is over.
2. Clean The Interior And Exterior
Cleaning the interior and exterior will make sure your car's appearance doesn't get worse while storing it. Cleaning the exterior can get rid of debris that would otherwise get stuck to the paint. And for the interior, spills, snack wrappers, and other things like that will be discarded, leaving your interior odor free.
3. Pump-Up The Wheels
By filling up the wheels with air before you store a car, you make sure that they won't deflate over time and cause damage to the structure of the tire.
4. Empty The Gas Tank
Before you move on to further steps, make sure to empty the gas tank. You can do this either by simply driving around until it's almost empty. Another way is by planning ahead of time and filling your car up so it will be empty once the time comes.
5. Secure The Car In Place
You can secure the car in place with simple wooden wedges and activate the parking brake. There is nothing complex about this one; you are just making sure the car is securely parked.
6. Consider Investing In A Car Cover
Car covers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, so make sure to check them out. They will protect your car from a lot of things, but mainly from dust. If you want to go a step further, invest in one made out of luxury materials.
If your vehicle needs some maintenance procedures before it goes into storage, make sure to visit our shop! Community Auto offers a wide variety of services, as well as specials, which can be seen on the menu.