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3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Preparing to Store Your Vehicle April 22, 2019

Are you storing your vehicle in the near future? Perhaps you've never stored your vehicle before. There are quite a few different questions that you need to ask yourself in order to make sure that your car is safe and prepared for storage.

How Long Am I Storing My Vehicle For?

While this may be an easy question to answer, it draws with it consequences that you need to consider. For example, if you intend to store your vehicle for a long time, then you need to think about maintenance that it is going to need during that time. Will you pull it out for that maintenance, or will you leave it be until it's time to use it again? Is your vehicle going to be exposed to the weather? The duration of how long your car is exposed to the weather is also important to consider. You may need to apply weather protective treatments to keep your car safe. Finally, your budget should be thought about as well. The maintenance, storage duration, and the weather treatments may chip away at your budget.

What Sort of Storage Do I Need?

There are multiple options when it comes to determining what sort of storage you want for your vehicle, such as a regular parking space, outdoor covered parking, or a regular storage unit. If budget is a concern, then you should look at the vehicle storage expenses and services and perhaps choose a storage facility that doesn't offer services and thus the cheapest price available. Yet if you want to make sure that your vehicle is safe and well-maintained, then you may want to opt for the more expensive garage.

Is Everything Out of the Vehicle?

Before you place your car into storage, you should go through it a few times to make sure that it is entirely empty. You don't want to leave items in there that might attract thieves. It's also a good idea to think about your vehicle's paperwork and whether you want to leave that in the vehicle or not.

Storing your vehicle can be an easy process. However, it comes with questions that you should think about before storing it. Before storing your vehicle consider how long you intend to store the vehicle, what type of storage you need, and what paperwork should be left in the vehicle.

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