Should I prepare for short-term storage?

Classical cars require far more attention than your standard model, being of much greater value in terms of both rarity and sentiment. Fortunately, we are experts when it comes to safely storing such vehicles, offering storage solutions that include the likes of air chambers. As the owners of such fine motors ourselves and understanding how much they’re truly worth, we promise to do everything in our power to keep your cars in top condition.

There are many reasons as to why one might store a vehicle, such as preservation, relocation or going on holiday. Quite often, people seek out professional storage for the long term, but thinking about the shorter periods is equally as important. That being said, there are some recommended procedures one can take prior to putting cars in air chambers for the short term.

To begin with top off the petrol tank; a full one shall leave less space for moisture to gather. Be sure to air up the tires as well and compensate for the air loss by overinflating them by two to five PSI. Ensure that the oil and filter are changed too. Aged lubricants can turn acidic, etching the soft surfaces of the cam bearings, cranks or rods.

After fresh oil has been applied, make certain that you run the car long enough for the oil to circulate. If feasible use polyester oil as this substance has a sort of harmony with iron and shall bond to the cylinder walls. This will stop the metal from rusting and oxidising.

At Rudler Car Transportation & Storage our air chambers are ideal for both long and short term storage. Made modern state of the art materials, featuring three electronic fans and lightweight steel frames, our products are the ultimate in car storage systems. If you feel that an air chamber would benefit you, please get in touch with us.