Getting one of the car storage units in Concord is the first step toward protecting your car while in long-term storage. To keep your car functional, you’ll need a few tools to keep it from developing flat tires, rusting, and staying clear of dust.
Appropriate car cover
For outdoor storage, use an all-weather car cover to protect your frame from debris and the climate. For indoor storage, use a dust cover to keep dust from settling on your frame. Opt for climate-controlled storage to keep your car frame from warping under extreme heat or cold. Avoid plastic covers, as they trap condensation that can rust your frame.
If storing your car for more than 30 days, fill up the tank to prevent it from rusting. Add gas stabilizer to keep the gas fresh and prevent damage to your system.
Prevent your car from developing flat tires by filling the tires to the maximum recommended pressure and propping the frame on jack stands. If your car frame can’t handle the weight of being suspended and might warp, you can park on 2” foam board insulation mats. This will also protect your tires from ground rot.
Plugs for the tailpipe, air intake, and other openings
Prevent critters and insects from climbing into your car by plugging openings with taped rags or steel wool. Before starting your car again, double-check to make sure all plugs are removed and that nothing got through. Also check your engine for nesting critters.
A battery tender can keep your battery functional over storage. It’s especially useful if you’re going to take your car out periodically during storage, such as once every month or so for a car show. Your storage unit will need a powersource for this, so check with your storage manager if you have a power outlet.
Box of baking soda
While in long-term storage, your car might accumulate the stagnant smell of unuse. Put a box of baking soda inside to absorb any odor.
Car storage units are available in Concord, CA
ABBA Self & RV Storage is conveniently located near Interstate 680, Highway 24, and Highway 242. We offer the best in security, including a gated property, security cameras, and individual security controls. For further information about our car storage units, contact us today.