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Long Term Vehicle Storage Tips/Guide

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Using a facility for long-term vehicle storage is a great way to keep your property safe from the elements.

Although most vehicles are kept on your property for easy access, some recreational vehicles are best kept in storage when not in use. This could be due to seasonal use or to protect the vehicles from the weather. Some owners choose storage facilities to free up property space. If you choose to place your vehicle in storage, make sure to find a facility you can trust.

How To Prepare For Long Term Storage

As you make your plan to select your facility of choice for your car, boat, or RV storage, one important step to keep in mind is the preparation of your vehicle. By properly preparing your property for long-term or seasonal storage, you reduce the risk of deteriorating the condition. This preparation, plus choosing your facility wisely, are key factors in the maintenance.

Vehicle Storage

Preparing your car, boat, or RV for storage takes a few simple, logical steps. One of the most important considerations is to start with a clean vehicle. Any residue left behind can lead to discoloration, corrosion, and odor. Ensure the interior and exterior are wiped down well and cover the vehicle before storing it to prevent dust and debris buildup.

Although the vehicle will be in park, it's still a good idea to block the tires with tire stoppers to avoid movement. Keeping the parking brake activated is not recommended since it can wear out or fail. It's also a good idea to change out the oil one more time before storing it for the season or placing it in long-term car or boat storage. Know that it's likely that your battery will drain over time, so prepare to recharge it when you take your vehicle out of car storage.

Vehicle Storage Facilities

No matter how well you prepare your vehicle for storage, it's just as important to choose a storage facility that can meet all of your needs. Choose a storage unit that has plenty of space for your vehicle. Find a company that provides easy access and excellent security, including locked gates and 24-hour security cameras. If you want to keep your vehicle protected from the weather, ensure it is securely covered by a weatherproof cover or parked inside an indoor storage unit. Another advantage of indoor storage units is the ability to choose climate control for collector or vintage vehicles. Check around to make sure your facility of choice has an excellent reputation for security and customer service before making your final decision.

Find High-Quality Storage For Your Vehicle

Your boat, RV, or car is an investment, so it makes sense to find a company you can trust to handle your property with care. MySpace Self Storage currently serves customers in the Central Michigan areas of Lansing, Flint, and Brighton, with multiple convenient locations. Staff members are on hand to answer your questions and provide recommendations about the type of storage that would work best for your needs. The state-of-the-art security, attention to cleanliness, and dedication to customer service set this facility apart. If you have questions about the facility or want to check out the location in person, contact MySpace Self Storage for more information.

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