How to Prepare your Car for Storage

 In Self Storage

Are you needed a safe and secure place to store your car for an extended amount of time? North Main Storage in Manteca, CA can provide you with the safety and security you need for your car storage needs. To make sure your car remains in pristine shape during its stay you will want to take the time to do some preparation and maintenance on your car. Below are just a few of the things you will want to take care of before placing your car in storage.


Check all of your Fluids

Before placing your car in storage you will want to make sure all of its fluids are clean and full. Change your oil and check your transmission and coolant fluids to make sure your car is in the best shape for the duration of its stay. It is also a good idea to fill your car with premium gasoline to avoid any empty space where water can accumulate.


Clean it Thoroughly

When you are preparing your car for storage you will want to make sure it is cleaned inside and out. Remove any remnants of dirt or food particles. Give the outside of your car a good coat of wax to help deter dirt and dust accumulation. It may also be a good idea to use a car cover for an added layer of protection.


Exterior Automotive Care

There a few things you will want to check off your to-do list before leaving your car in storage. Make sure your tire pressure is at the level it should be. Check your tires for any tears or holes to make sure you don’t get a flat during its stay. Place a rag in the exhaust pipe to protect your car from any unwanted guests making a home. You will also want to replace your battery with a battery maintainer if you are planning to leave it in your unit for more than a month.


Double Check

As you finish your preparations you will want to do a walk around the car and make sure everything is in order. If you are worried about the inner workings of your car or you find that you have any fluids leaking, it is a good idea to take your car into a mechanic you trust. Get any of the repairs now before you place your car in storage for an extended amount of time.


Now that your car is prepared for its stay in storage you can place it in your newly rented storage unit at North Main Storage in Manteca, CA. Our facility will ensure the safety and security of all of your valuables you have placed in your unit. For more info on our facility give us a call or stop by today.

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