Car storage is more complicated than one might think

We recognise the great lengths that owners go to in order to protect their treasured vehicles. This is why we are resolved to helping them in any way we can. To this end, we established our dedicated car storage service. It seeks to maintain the car’s flawless condition so that it returns to the owner in exactly the same state as it was given.

For those who are under the impression that car storage is as simple as one, two, three, the fact is that it’s not quite that straightforward. If done incorrectly, storing your vehicle can result in serious damage. With the right approach however, there shouldn’t be anything to worry about.

It might not seem like it at first, but overinflating the tires is actually a good idea when storing a vehicle. When tires sit for prolonged periods without an adequate level of air, they can develop flat spots. This is where they lose their natural round formation and can be highly hazardous if you only happen to discover it on the ride back home. By overinflating you ensure the tyres can sit for longer before they become flat enough for these spots to develop.

This should be a regular practice for you, but remember to clean both the exterior and interior of the car before putting it in storage. If you’re planning to store your vehicle over the long term, this may not make sense, but droplets and stains that sit for ages can lead to permanent deterioration.

For any vintage car owner, nothing’s worse than coming back to find that a whole pest colony has taken up residence. All windows need to be closed completely and doors should be properly shut to prevent them from gaining access. Remember to remove any food and other items that could be attractive to these pests too.

At Rudler Car Transportation and Storage our understanding of your dedication to your vehicles stems from the fact that we ourselves own a number of classic models. As such, we know precisely what approaches to take when it comes to storing them.

If you would like to leave your vehicle in a secure, purpose built facility or want useful products to help with car storage please contact us.