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Guidelines for Storing Your Vehicle in a Storage Facility

A storage unit is an excellent choice for those pondering temporary storage solutions for their vehicle. Since car storage is not an everyday activity, many aren't familiar with the proper procedures. Fortunately, it's straightforward, and this guide will walk you through the essentials.

Selecting the Appropriate Storage Size

Ensure your vehicle comfortably fits in your chosen storage unit, including space to open the doors. Measure the car's dimensions with the doors extended. Alternatively, to maximize space, consider exiting via the trunk, but do account for the breadth of the side mirrors.

Consider Elevating Your Car

Raising your vehicle off the ground during storage can prolong the life of the tires and suspension system. This is particularly vital for long-term storage exceeding a month. If elevating tools aren't available, regularly check and maintain the tire's maximum pressure as specified by the tire manufacturer.

Thoroughly Clean Your Vehicle

Prior to storing, ensure the car is free from:

Based on the storage environment, using a car cover might be beneficial to keep your vehicle in pristine condition.

Fuel Up

It may sound counterintuitive to only fill up your gas tank to store the car, but staving off condensation is crucial. Consider using a fuel stabilizer to maintain the gasoline's integrity over time.

Special Care for Classic Cars

Owners of vintage or custom vehicles, which often demand meticulous care, should seek advice from automotive experts. They might suggest specialized storage solutions or provide additional care instructions to ensure your prized possession remains in top-notch condition.

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