How to Store a Classic Car During the Winter Months

Many classic car owners understand the importance of properly storing their vehicles for winter car storage. California owners also know that it is a great way to help maintain their classic cars for years to come. When storing a classic car in the family garage is not an option, residents in Redlands turn to Vines Storage for their storage needs.

It is essential that classic car owners follow a number of steps to ensure their car is ready to go in the spring after storage during the long winter months. Leaving a car sitting unused for a long period is never good for it, so knowing how to get it ready for winter storage is the key to maintaining it and keeping it running properly.

Before you take your vehicle to Vines Storage to store it for the winter, you will want to ensure that you clean everything out of the car. Anything that could freeze, break, or is sensitive to temperature should be removed.

Making sure the car itself is cleaned and freshly waxed can help protect it over the months of winter. Give it a good wash and wax, and make sure you get off any dirt, sand, bugs, and other debris that could end up causing damage to the paint and the fabrics. The interior and exterior should be cleaned thoroughly.

Before leaving the car parked for an extended period, you'll want to add some fuel stabilizer to the gas tank and run the vehicle for several minutes to help it mix. The fuel stabilizer will mix with the gasoline and make sure that it doesn't damage the fuel system over months of storage. If this is not done, the gasoline can wreak havoc on the fuel system and result in hundreds of dollars of repairs come spring. You won't want to miss this important step!

Vines Storage is a wonderful place to store your classic car. We have several storage options available, as well as a wide variety of leasing options for you to consider. Our locked, secure storage will ensure the protection of your investment, and our hours make it easy and convenient to access your property.

If you are looking for a high-quality location to store your high-end vehicles, call Vines Storage today to learn more about our storage units and classic car storage options. You will be glad that you took the time to invest in proper storage to protect your classic vehicles.
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