Protective and secure winter car storage

Winter is the riskiest time of the year for vehicles in Britain. Conditions on the roads become more hazardous and the risk of wear and damage is heightened as a result. Your car will be exposed to low temperatures, moisture and salt from the roads, all of which can lead to damage.

In order to minimise the amount of wear and tear your car experiences over the winter, you need to ensure it is stored effectively. The best solution is to leave it somewhere secure where the temperature, the amount of moisture and the ventilation are all carefully controlled. This will ensure it is in excellent condition when the spring arrives and the time comes to take it out of storage.

Before placing your car into a storage facility, it is advisable to check the oil and replace it along with the filter if necessary. After this, test the anti-freeze in the engine. A final step is to top up the fuel to ensure there is no space in the tank where condensation can build up. You may want to use a fuel preserve to keep it fresh over the winter.

You may also wish to give the vehicle a thorough clean, both inside and out. Waxing the body of the vehicle will give it extra protection over the cold months. Leather interiors can be treated to make sure they don’t dry out.

When you store a vehicle for an extended period of time you need to consider the impact it will have on the battery. The last thing you want is to find that it has died over the winter and you need to replace it in spring. Fortunately there are a range of battery conditioners you can use to prevent this from happening. They will help to maintain the charge and protect it for you.

If you want to keep your vehicle safe and secure in a purpose-built storage facility over the winter you can find a service to suit you at Rudler Car Transportation and Storage. We have a range of options to choose from, including car covers and air chambers for those valuable vehicles that need to be stored in their own carefully controlled environments. We can cater for all kinds of requirements and will ensure every vehicle remains in the best possible condition, giving you complete peace of mind over the winter.