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The Ins and Outs of Vehicle Storage

INS & OUTS OF VEHICLE STORAGE Vehicle Storage Comes In A Variety Of Types And Sizes Uncovered Parking Spaces Covered Parking Spaces Fully Enclosed Parking Units (Drive-up units) Who Uses Vehicle Storage PEOPLE who live in APARTMENTS OR Condominiums Businesses College students when flying home for vacation MILITARY PERSONNEL when deployed overseas Motorcycle and Boat owners DIFFERENCE Parking Space Fully Enclosed Unit Uncovered Parking Units IN AN UNCOVER PARKING SPACE YOUR VEHICLE IS EXPOSED to the elements and is not recommended for long time storage. THESE SPACES ARE IDEAL FOR COMPANIES WITH A FEW VEHICLES THAT WILL BE TAKEN IN AND OUT. IF YOU ARE GOING TO KEEP YOUR VEHICLE for long periods of time in an uncovered space, you better use a vehicle cover. Uncovered Parking Units A COVERED PARKING SPOT IS IDEAL FOR RVS boats and large vehicles that will not fit in a fully Enclosed Unit Because Of Its Size. A covered parking unit will protect THE VEHICLE FROM SUN AND RAIN BUT IT WILL STILL BE EXPOSED TO WIND and other type of outside elements. Fully Enclosed Parking Units A FULLY ENCLOSED UNIT WILL ACT AS A GARAGE, you can drive your vehicle in and lock the roll up door. A fully enclosed unit will PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE AGAINST THE elements and keep it secured. Fully enclosed units are ideal for SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE VEHICLES, small boats and specially motorcycles and jet skis. Preparing your car for long term storage If you are considering long-term car storage, there are a few steps you must take to protect your car from damage. Change the engine oil and filter. Drain your cooling system and refill it with new 50/50 mixture of antifreeze. Top up the transmission/differential Isteering box. Top off the brake fluid. Wash and wax the exterior. Vacuum the interior. Disconnect the battery Clean the connector with a solution of baking soda and water. Slip a plastic baggie over the exhaust tip and secure it with a rubber band to help keep moisture out of the engine Tips for Vehicle Storage The Oil and Filter The Fuel Coolants All the fluids should be Add fresh fuel, with Make sure coolant changed right before the storage gasoline stabilizer, if required. level are proper. Drive Cooling System Battery Warm the car up fully and Drain/flush the cooling Remove the battery, system. Ensure that the heater valve is open. go for a drive then clean all the connectors Brought to you by: SOURCES

The Ins and Outs of Vehicle Storage

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When is a good time to rent a self storage space for your vehicle, watercraft or motorcycle? and what is your best choice of storage unit? has created a unique infographic to guide ...


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