Four Tips For Properly Storing Your Convertible During The Winter


If you own a convertible that you want to keep in as good of condition as possible for as long as possible, consider storing it in an auto storage facility. The facility will protect it from the elements, while still giving you the ability to go and see it whenever you want. Before storing your convertible in an auto storage facility, use the tips that follow.

Fill Your Gas Tank

Before you put your vehicle in storage, fill the tank as much as you can. During the cold winter months, condensation can build in the tank and ruin the gas in the tank. By filling the tank, there will be no space for condensation to develop and thus water down the gasoline in the tank.

Keep the Car Safe from Rodents

Small rodents can get inside of vehicles and eat away at the interior and the wiring in the car. You want to be sure that you take the time to rodent-proof your storage unit with moth balls. Do not place the moth balls inside of the car because they will cause it to have a foul smell that will be very difficult to get out. Instead, place moth balls directly under the car so that rodents will stay away from it altogether.

Add Storage Insurance to the Vehicle

When you store a vehicle, you often do not need to have full coverage insurance on it because you will not be driving it. Instead, place storage insurance on your vehicle to ensure that it can be repaired if it is damaged while being stored. Storage insurance is often very affordable and covers just about anything that could happen to your vehicle while it is being stored.

Keep the Keys with You

Also, you want to be sure that you keep the keys to the vehicle with you instead of storing them in the glove box or in the center console. If someone were to gain access to your storage unit, having the keys in the vehicle will give them the ability to easily drive away with it.

All of these tips will keep your car as safe as possible while it is in storage. You need to be sure that you take the time check on your car every so often while it is in storage to make sure that rodents or bugs have not caused damage to it and that the battery has not gone dead in it. Contact a company like The Storehouse Watertown for more information.


26 October 2015

Packing More Efficiently

When I realized that my things would be in storage for a few years, I realized that packing efficiently was going to be the key to my success. Instead of tossing everything into boxes and hoping for the best, I worked slowly and deliberately, carefully wrapping knick-knacks and family heirlooms. I didn't want anything to get crushed or damaged while it was in storage. I loaded my storage unit carefully, and made a map of where everything went. It might seem silly, but my careful preparations made a huge difference when I unloaded my unit later. Check out this website for tips on how to pack more efficiently.