How to safely store a classic car

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Storing a classic car is a huge task and one you certainly take on lightly. That car probably means as much to you as anything else you own. That’s why you should do your utmost to ensure it’s stored properly and safely whenever you’re not actively using it. But what does it take to do that? Read on and find out.

CHANGE THE OIL AHEAD OF WINTER

Before you store away your classic car for winter, which is what most classic car owners choose to do, you should make sure that you compete to change the oil. The oil interacts with the engine and plenty of smaller components. That’s why it’s so important that the oil is in good condition and isn’t acting as a drag on the car or anything like that. Regular oil changes are a must for every classic car owner.

COVER IT TO PROTECT THE PAINTWORK

If you have any concerns at all about the car’s paintwork, you should try to make sure that you use a car cover at all times. In truth, this is one of the simpler things to put in place. A good cover will simply ensure that nothing falls on the car causing damage to it, and it’ll also avoid those frustrating small scratches that seem to appear out of nowhere on your car.

CONSIDER PROFESSIONAL STORAGE SERVICES

There are many different ways to store a classic car. If you have a spacious garage with the right resources and plenty of good security, it could be a good place to store your car. But professional vehicle storage solutions are also very popular right now because they offer the best in terms of protection and reliability, and those two things are most important to owners of classic cars.

ENSURE THE STORAGE SPACE IS CLEAN AND DRY

Wherever you ultimately decide to store your vehicle, one thing that can’t be ignored is the conditions and the environment of the storage location you choose. Your storage space needs to be clean and dry. You don’t want your classic car to be damaged by humidity  or anything like that. You have to be careful though because those things can become problematic.

FOR LONG-TERM STORAGE, REMOVE THE BATTERY AND PUT THE CAR ON JACKS

If you’re planning on storing your car and leaving it there for half a year or more, you need to make sure you’re taking the time to prepare it for that storage process. That means taking out the battery and storing it somewhere safe away from the car.

Your classic car is your pride and joy, so when it comes to storing it, you want to make sure that the right decision is being made. Start by deciding whether you want to store it on your own property or whether it would be better to use a storage service as discussed above. And be sure to make the most of the other tips and ideas mentioned above too.


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