Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter Storage

With winter on the horizon, many of our customers ask about the best way to prepare their cars for winter storage.

Here are some useful tips to keep your car in top condition if you’re keeping it in storage over the winter months.

Wash and clean

Make sure your car is fully cleaned before putting it into storage. If possible, get it valeted and waxed, to ensure both the inside and outside are free of contaminants.

Check your tyres

Prior to storage, you should ensure your tyres are inflated to their maximum PSI rating. This will prevent flat spots from developing on the tyres during your car’s stay in the storage unit.

Keep it ventilated

It’s worth rolling your windows down an inch or so, to allow the air to circulate, and to prevent the build-up of moisture inside the vehicle.

Keep it under cover

While most storage units will provide adequate protection from the worst of the elements, a tight-fitting, high-quality car cover will help keep it free from dust and other contaminants.

Keep it insured

When your car is in storage, you may consider dropping your insurance: after all, there’s little chance of a bump on the road while it’s locked up. However, it’s wise to keep your insurance policy in place, to protect against the unlikely event of fire, theft, or acts of God.

Keep your hands off it

There is a myth that running your car every couple of weeks while it’s in storage is somehow beneficial. If anything, the opposite is true. Letting your car idle allows condensation to build up inside, without the opportunity to be burned off, risking damage to the engine.

Choose the right place to store it

When it comes to choosing the best place for vehicle storage in Leicester, you won’t find anywhere better suited than MIGHTY Self Storage. Our secure units provide the perfect location for your vehicle throughout the winter months, with alarms, monitors, and CCTV systems keeping an eye on your pride and joy.

Call us today on 0116 3653001 for your free, no-obligation quotation.

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