Long-Term Car Storage Tips

Keeping your car in self-storage for more than a month requires some maintenance in order to keep it in pristine condition. You don’t want dust or critters creeping in and damaging your vehicle, so we’ve compiled a list of three ways to make sure your vehicle stays running while in our Rock Safe Storage. Here’s how it’s done:

Wash, Rinse, Wax

Before putting your vehicle into car storage for the season, clean it inside and out. Water, bird droppings, and salt can all damage the paint if not taken care of. We recommend waxing it as well so it’s ready to go when the time comes to bring it out again. Then, cover your car while it’s in self-storage to prevent critters and dust from getting in or on your vehicle. 

Change the Fluids

Make sure you change the oil and top of the coolant and your gas. You don’t want to bring out your vehicle only to realize you’ve got no fuel! If you’re storing your car for longer than a month, we at Rock Safe Storage recommend adding a stabilizer just in case. Please keep in mind that only running vehicles can be kept in our storage units, so turn it on every couple of weeks to keep things charged and ready for action. 

Prevent Flat Spots on Tires

This is a very important and often overlooked step when it comes to car storage. If a vehicle isn’t moved for a long period of time, the tires will develop flat spots and it could ultimately ruin them. That’s why it’s important to either get the car out of storage every couple of weeks and give the tires a spin or take them off and put the car on jacks until it is needed again. 

We hope these vehicle storage tips are helpful. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us. Rock Safe Storage is always happy to help with your self-storage needs!