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What do I need to know before storing my car in a garage?

Winter Car Storage Tips and Tricks 

If you are putting your vehicle in storage for the winter, you will need to know some ways to keep it in tip-top shape until the spring. We have some winter car storage tips and tricks to show you. Let’s see what you can do to prepare your vehicle for the winter. 


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Location 

There are plenty of storage units and garages around that will house vehicles, but you want the best one for your vehicle. Make sure that it is dry and has a concrete floor. Ask around to find one nearby that has worked well for other drivers. 

Maintenance 

Before leaving your vehicle in storage, you should make sure that it is ready for the road when you need it. Fill up the fluids, tires, and check your engine oil. It doesn’t hurt to have a full tank so that you don’t have to go to the gas station right away. If there are any repairs that need to be made, get them done first, if possible. 

Do’s and Don’ts 

You should have a plastic sheet underneath the vehicle and a cover on top to keep out dust and moisture. If you plan on using the vehicle in the winter, go ahead. Just don’t turn it on and leave it idling. Only use the vehicle if you are going for a drive. If you are migrating south for the winter just say, “Bon Voyage” and wait until spring.  


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These winter car storage tips and tricks are helpful ways to keep your vehicle just as it is until spring. If you are looking for a vehicle to take you where you need to go this winter, you can visit our online inventory to see what we have to offer. You can also visit our website to schedule a test drive and see which model is right for you.