By Glenna MacDougal

June 16, 2020

Space Sharing is a Great Option for Vehicle Storage in Toronto

Storing Your Vehicle

When storing your vehicle over the winter, or for an extended period of time, there are guidelines that can help you to ensure that it’s ready to drive when you’re ready to retrieve it. Before you put the car into the garage, check to be sure that the space itself is clean, dry, and free from mice and other pests. Thoroughly clean the car, inside and out, and make sure it’s dry. Purchase a snug-fitting but breathable cover that can protect the vehicle.

Steps to Storage

Next, take the following steps:

  • Fill the tires to maximum recommended PSI. This helps to keep them from developing flat spots.
  • Top up all liquids, especially anti-freeze.
  • Change the oil.
  • Fill the car with gas, and, before parking, add fuel stabilizer and run the engine for a few minutes, according to directions.
  • Place laundry softener sheets inside the trunk and the car to repel rodents. Plug the exhaust pipe with steel wool.
  • Roll down a window a few centimeters, to keep moisture from building up inside.
  • Put the cover on to prevent scratches to the exterior.
  • Read guidelines for your vehicle with regard to battery removal.