How to Properly Prep your Car for Storage
Whether you are moving or have an extra car on hand, a storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo can provide the perfect unit to store your car in. To make sure your car stays in the best shape during its stay in one of our units, we have provided a list of preparations you should be taking before leaving your car.
Check all of your Fluids
Before placing your car in storage you will want to make sure all of its fluids are clean and full. Change your oil and check your transmission and coolant fluids to make sure your car is in the best shape for the duration of its stay. It is also a good idea to fill your car with premium gasoline to avoid any empty space where water can accumulate.
When you are preparing your car for storage you will want to make sure it is cleaned inside and out. Remove any remnants of dirt or food particles. Give the outside of your car a good wax to help deter dirt and dust accumulation. It may also be a good idea to use a car cover for an added layer of protection.
Exterior Automotive Care
There a few things you will want to check off your to-do list before leaving your car in storage. Make sure your tire pressure is at the level it should be. Check your tires for any tears or holes to make sure you don’t get a flat during its stay. Place a rag in the exhaust pipe to protect your car from any unwanted guests making a home. You will also want to replace your battery with a battery maintainer if you are planning to leave it in your unit for more than a month.
As you finish your preparations you will want to do a walk around the car and make sure everything is in order. If you are worried about the inner workings of your car or you find that you have any fluids leaking, it is a good idea to take your car into a mechanic you trust. Get any of the repairs now before you place your car in storage for an extended amount of time.
Having your car placed in a storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo will give you the peace of mind you need knowing that it is safe and secure for the duration of its stay. For more information about the necessary preparations you should be taking before placing your car in storage feel free to call us today!