There are certain steps you should take in preparing for long term car storage. In this article we will tell you what those things are, and then if you have questions you can call us at (817) 999-0980 and we will be happy to help you. We are Fort Worth Car Storage, and for thirty years we have been leaders in the car storage in Tarrant County.
Tires will either lose air, or gain air, over time, depending upon the climate situation. Extremely hot weather can cause your tires to overinflate. Cold weather can cause those same tires to deflate. You can go a long way towards avoiding tire damage by making sure your tires in properly inflated before the long term car storage begins. As an added precaution, some car storage facilities have, among their premium services, tire care and inspection. This includes periodically checking the air level in your tires, and moving the car occasionally so a flat spot won’t happen from sitting for too long. You certainly don’t want to return to retrieve you car and find a flat tire waiting for you, so consider that premium service if you are going to be gone for months. And if you are going to be gone for more than six months, put your car on jack stands.
An internal combustion engine stays sharp when it is operated. Starting an engine forces fluids through its system, and fluids lubricate the engine and keep it running smoothly. Before the vehicle storage period begins, make sure all of your fluid levels are topped off. This includes oil, gasoline, transmission, and coolant. A few minutes of precaution before you leave can make a world of difference while you are gone. On a related note, another premium service available at many auto storage facilities is routine maintenance. If you are going to be gone for three-plus months, consider that option.
No matter how secure the car storage facility is, a car cover is always a good idea. Dust, dirt, stone chips, all can lead to damage to your paint job. A car cover costs $50. A new paint job costs $1000. Which sounds better to you?
Check your insurance!
Who covers damage while your car is in storage? What does your insurance company cover? Know this in advance.
Clean interior and exterior
Cleans surfaces are less prone to damage than dirty surfaces. This is a simple precaution worth taking.
About Fort Worth Car Storage
Here’s what you need to know about Fort Worth Car Storage: we have been taking care of cars in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over thirty years. We are considered a collector cat storage facility, meaning we are accustomed to taking care of the very best with our premium services and care. In fact, we are locally owned and operated, and our owner is a car collector who trusts his vehicles in storage at Fort Worth Car Storage. If we are good enough to be known for exotic car storage, we can certainly handle the storage of your vehicle, no matter what you own.
Call us today!