Space Sharing a Great Option for Vehicle Storage in Toronto

As the saying goes, “Take care of your car, and your car will take care of you.” If you need a place to store your car temporarily, you’ll want a location that’s secure, clean, and dry. But have you seen the price of self-storage garage units lately? And why are they always located in the boondocks? Fortunately, there’s an alternative to conventional vehicle storage in Toronto. In today’s sharing economy, innovative internet companies are matching people who need storage space for their vehicle with people who have space to spare.

Look for a space sharing website that offers free registration. Sign up for free, and the site’s algorithms will provide you with a selection of available garage and shed spaces in your neighbourhood. Choose one, and if the host agrees, you can visit the space, sign a rental agreement, and store your vehicle close to home -- at a fraction of the price of conventional vehicle storage!
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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.