How to Store a Car in a Storage Unit
21 May 2020 Storage Services
Knowing how to store a car in a storage unit will help you maintain the condition of the car while it is being stored. At Protect Storage, they understand how important it is to properly prepare and care for your car before putting it into storage. That is why their team has put together some helpful tips for storing a car.
Tips for Storing a Car
Some simple tips for storing a car in a storage unit include:
1. Clean the Car Before Storing it
Before putting any vehicle into storage, it is important to clean the car and to remove any belongings inside. Not cleaning the car can cause dirt, debris, or moisture to deteriorate the surfaces on the vehicle as it sits for long periods of time. Consider taking your car to the car wash before putting it into storage, as well as wipe it down once in the storage unit to remove any dirt that may have accumulated on the drive over.
2. Keep the Car Covered
Keeping the car covered while it is in storage will help protect it from all kinds of dust, dirt, and debris. While it is not required for the vehicle to be covered while it is in a storage unit that is already separated from environmental elements, doing so will provide you with peace of mind.
3. Keep the Battery Charged
Since car batteries drain over time if left unattended, it is important to make sure that you keep the car’s battery charged while it is being stored. Keeping the battery charged will also help keep the engine and other parts in optimal working condition and will prevent delays when you want to remove your vehicle from storage.
4. Do Not Pull the Parking Brake
When it comes to storing a car in a storage unit, it is imperative to avoid using the parking brake and to opt for a tire stopper instead. Using the parking brake while the car is being stored can cause damage to the brake pads and rotors, as they can fuse together if they are in contact for a long period of time.
5. Keep the Car Registered
In order to store a car in a storage unit, it must be registered in your name. Make sure that you have all of the paperwork available and up to date before placing the car in storage to avoid any discrepancies.
If you would like to learn more tips on how to store a car in a storage unit, or if you are interested in one of their auto storage solutions, please contact Protec Storage at 604-766-1114 or by filling out a contact form on their website.