How to Store Your Car

Whether you're moving to an area where you don't need your car or you no longer have space at your home to keep your car, a storage unit is an option to consider. You can also use a storage unit to keep your car secure when you're not driving it and if you don't have the proper protections at your home, such as a garage or a carport. This is an option to consider if you have an older car or one that is expensive. There are some tips to keep in mind about how to store your car in a Buderim Storage unit so that it's in the same condition when it's removed.

 

Battery

If you're storing an older car, then you want to remove the battery. There's no point in leaving a battery in an older vehicle that you're not going to drive all the time. An option if you don't want to remove it is to simply disconnect it until you are ready to drive the car again. You should leave the battery in a newer car because the smart computer that is inside will require some type of electrical charge in order to maintain the proper readings. A smart charger is an option if you don't want to leave the battery connected in this situation.

 

Get it clean

Before you take your car to Buderim Storage, clean it as thoroughly as you can. Remove all of the dirt and debris from the interior of the car. Clean the windows. Get all of the dirt from around the fenders and tires. If you leave dirt and debris on your car or inside your car, then it can cause rust to form and a strong odour to develop as well. Give your car a good wash, and make sure that it's as dry as possible so that there's no moisture left behind once it's put inside the unit. After cleaning your car, remove the wiper blades as they can sometimes adhere to the glass if they are stuck in one place for an extended time.

 

Off the ground

Put the car on jacks to ensure that the tires don't sit on the floor of the Buderim Storage unit. This simple action can keep flat areas from forming on the tires that can lead to flat tires when you do drive the car on the road. Tires that are in good condition won't have the vibration that tires with flat spots would have.

 

Seal holes

Any holes that are seen around the exterior of your vehicle should be sealed. You don't want mice or other rodents to get inside your vehicle if there are any in the unit. This is another benefit of keeping the car off the floor as it can prevent insects and rodents from getting inside. You can put moth balls in the unit to help deter rodents as well as traps in the corners of the unit. A small ball or a rolled piece of paper can be put in the exhaust pipe to keep rodents out as well.

 

Fuel

There's really no way to remove the fuel from your car before it's stored. You can use a stabiliser or gas treatment to ensure that deposits don't form in the gas tank. Try to store the car with as little gas inside as possible instead of a full tank, especially in the event of an emergency that could spark a fire or explosion.

 

Final touches

The final steps for storing your car include covering it with a cloth to protect the paint and the glass. Remove any crumbs that are inside the car. Make a list of all of the details just in case there are issues that occur while your car is being stored.