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December 3, 2020

Tips for Winter Vehicle Storage

Some vehicles just do not get a lot of use in the winter. Maybe the car isn’t built for the snow and needs to be packed away until winter weather blows over. Defender Self Storage is here to make sure you prepare your vehicle correctly for storage so that when you come back for it, it is in excellent condition. Follow the steps below to make sure you take the necessary winter vehicle storage precautions.

Clean In and Out

You want to return to your vehicle in ready-to-drive condition, but a dirty car is one more thing to deal with before you are able to get back out on the road. Before it gets too deep into winter and you put your vehicle in storage, vacuum and wipe down the inside of your car or truck. Dig through pockets and crevices for trash, and collect any crumbs. You want to avoid attracting pests at all costs. You should also give your car’s exterior a good washing and wax to fight against rust and other damage.

Fill Up with Gas

Fill your gas tank, so there is no room for moisture to gather. If you plan to keep your vehicle in storage for a long period of time—three months or more—then you need to add stabilizer to your gas tank to further prevent gum and varnish.

Renting Storage with Defender Self Storage

Defender Self Storage has two locations: Lorain OH and Penn Hills PA. Both self storage facilities offer temperature-controlled storage units to protect even your most sensitive objects. Antiques, business inventory, and photographs all need the extra precaution of temperature control when storing to keep them in good condition. Defender Self Storage offers contactless storage rentals, so now you can rent online from the comfort of your own home. If you decide to stop by one of our facilities offices, however, you will be met by smiling staff, ready to help you tackle your storage project. Start storing with us today!
Penn Hills PA · Lorain OH
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