Starting Up a Classic Car That Has Been in Storage

Storing your classic car in a facility is as easy as using Vines Storage in Redlands, California. Classic car care is essential in maintaining the value and efficiency of the vehicle. By using an indoor storage facility such as Vines Storage, you can rest assured that your car is covered, protected, and in a controlled environment, which is better than any home garage or driveway. If you've properly stored your vehicle at Vines Storage, then there are a few things you should check and consider before driving it out after long-term storage.

Before you drive off, one of the first things you'll want to do is check the fluids. Make sure there is nothing leaking underneath, and now is not a bad time to do an oil change and change the filter. Draining gas and replacing the radiator coolant is not a bad idea as well. Make sure everything is filled properly and nothing has leaked out over the term of storage.

If you stored your car correctly, you will have removed the battery and kept it away from moisture. A good charge is all that is needed to ensure the car starts up and has a fresh battery after long-term storage.

Once you've started up your vehicle, don't be in a hurry to leave. Let the car sit and idle for a few minutes, which allows the engine to warm up and gives you time to examine the vehicle for any signs of damage or deterioration that may have occurred during storage.

If you've done it all right, you will now be able to take you classic car out for a spin on the roads of California. Classic car care is the key to maintaining the beauty and functionality of your vehicle, and to ensure miles of fun on the open road!

Are you considering classic car storage? Visit Vines Storage and view our large warehouse facility with ample space and indoor car storage that allows you to drive in, park your vehicle, and care for it all while keeping it protected from the elements. Call our offices today to schedule a visit and view our amazing facility in Redlands, California!
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