Tips to Properly Prepare your car for Storage

When moving or traveling you may need to store your car in a storage unit at A1 Access Storage in Salt Lake City. We can keep your car safe and secure for as long as you need it. It is up to you to make sure that your car has be properly prepared for its stay in storage. We have provided you with some tips to help you out in the preparation of your car.

Protect and Cover your Car

You may have seen people who cover their cars in the drive way or in the yard. You can use that same type of car cover when you put your car in the storage unit. You want to cover your car to keep dust and bugs from getting on the vehicle. Keeping it covered also protects it from the elements as well as scratches from boxes that may accidentally shift in the storage unit.

Clean Up and Clean Out

Clean up and clean out your vehicle. Many people live in their cars, which means a lot of different things can accumulate. By cleaning out your car you get to check and make sure you have gotten all of the important documents you need, music you like to listen to, and trash that would mold over, create a stench and attract critters. Most people wouldn’t pack dirty food cover clothes, or furniture, so pack a dirty vehicle.

Change the Oil and Gas It Up

Before you put your vehicle in the storage unit, you want to make sure it has a fresh oil change and a full tank of gas. This will help the car to start even if it has been sitting for an extended period of time. Fresh fluids help fight against contamination which could damage the car’s engine. If your car will be in storage for an extended period of time, the full tank of gas will help to stop the fuel tank and its seals from becoming dry.

Forget the Parking Brake

For many people it is a natural tendency to use your parking brake. Do not use the parking brake while your car is in storage. The temperature could cause the rooters and the brake pads to fuse together.

After preparing your car for storage you are set to place it in your new storage unit at A1 Access Storage in Salt Lake City. Our facility prides itself on its affordability of our units and the security of your items. Call our office today to learn more about what our facility can offer you.