Winter is on its way! This season offers many challenges for winter storage for vehicles and motorcycles. Use these helpful tips to make sure your vehicles and motorcycles are prepared for the wintry conditions. Use these suggestions and you will be protected during winter and ready to ride at the first sight of spring.
Wash, dry and wax the vehicle before storage. This will protect the exterior from winter damage and make getting on the road easier in the spring.
To prevent any unwanted upholstery damage, such as cracks or fading, place your vehicle out of harsh sunlight.
Avoid using the emergency brake for the winter. Excessive use will add unneeded pressure and make the brake weaker over time.
A breathable car cover will protect the vehicle but also keep the cabin smelling fresh for the spring
Changing the oil and fluids before winter storage will be one less task to complete when spring comes.
To keep all small animals away from potentially making a comfortable home in your vehicle make sure to cover all openings. A note will be helpful to remind you what areas were covered.
Since your vehicle or motorcycle are out of sight for an extended time it is a good idea to keep it locked away and to have proper insurance in case of theft.
Before topping off the gas tank for storage, take the vehicle for one last ride to burn off any condensation. Adding a fuel stabilizer will keep from condensation building back up during the winter.
Prop the vehicle off the ground to avoid too much pressure on the tires and the possibilities of a flat spot.
For more helpful tips on winter storage for vehicles and motorcycles come visit us. Check out your winter storage options online or come in to speak with a storage adviser.