How to Ensure Your Vehicle Stays Safe in Storage.
Will you be needing to store a vehicle any time soon? Seaview Storage offers vehicle storage in the Folkestone, Kent area. We understand that storing away your precious vehicle may seem very daunting. Here are a few vehicle storage tips to make sure your vehicle stays safe and sound while it’s being stored:
Leave Your Vehicle in the Best Condition.
Before you put your vehicle into vehicle storage Folkestone Kent make sure it’s in the best condition it can be. Give it a thorough cleaning. Small items like bird dropping, water stains and food crumbs can ruin paint or attract pests. When cleaning the exterior use a good cleaning product designed for vehicles, then follow up by vacuuming, cleaning the wheels and undersides, and then apply a good coat of wax. This will make sure your vehicle is in the best state to be stored.
Changing the oil and filling up the tank with petrol also helps your vehicle out. When oil sits for prolonged periods, it breaks down, filling engine parts with harmful sludged. Empty fuel tanks draw moisture. If you mix in a name-brand fuel stabilising compound, this will stop the petrol also breaking down to sludge when in storage.
Don’t Apply the Parking Brake.
Do not apply the parking brake when you put your vehicle into storage. This can cause the pads, cables, etc to stretch and/or wear down over time. To keep the car from rolling, you can place bricks or small pieces of wood against the tires. Make sure they fit snugly against the rubber
On the subject of tires, make sure they’re inflated to the recommended pressure whilst in storage. Failing to do so could create flat spots over time. Even better, remove the wheels altogether and support the car using four corner jack stands.
Cover your car.
Covering your car obviously protects it from dust or anything else that may fall on it during its time in storage. However make sure to cover the vehicle in a breathable material. Do no use plastic or other non-permeable fabrics, doing so traps direct and moisture against the vehicle, creating rust and other problems.
If you’re worried about mice or other vermin, stuff steel wool into the tailpipe, air vents and any other openings where they might try to enter. Remember to remove these when it comes to taking your vehicle back out!
Looking for vehicle storage in Folkestone, Kent or the surrounding areas? Seaview Storage is here for all your self storage needs. Find out more and contact us here!