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Auto, Motorcycle, and Truck Storage

Do you have a car or motorcycle that has been sitting in your driveway for months? Years, even? If so, you ought to consider getting it out of the driveway and into a storage unit, like one of the many available at Simply Self Storage. With our variety of storage units in a variety of sizes, your vehicle will be as safe as long as you need it stored.

Why Use A Storage Unit?

More likely than not, your vehicle is probably one of the most valuable and functional things you own. If you need to store it for a few weeks or few months during a move or other transition, the driveway or the curb won’t cut it. If you have a classic car or one that you’re currently working on, a storage unit is a good idea to keep it protected from harsh weather, vandalism, damage from rodents and pests, and a variety of other harmful factors.

Tips For Prepping Your Car For Storage

Getting your car ready to be stored doesn’t have to be a chore. Just follow the steps below and you can rest easy knowing your car will start up again easily when you’re ready to start driving it again.

  • Wash and wax your car
  • Change the oil and filter
  • Test the antifreeze to make sure it is good for the coldest expected temperature
  • Fill the fuel tank to prevent condensation inside of it
  • Put the correct amount of Stay­Bil fuel stabilizer in the fuel tank

Once your car is in the storage unit, follow these steps as well:

  • Place on jack stands to take weight off of the tires
  • Make sure tires are correctly inflated
  • Disconnect the negative battery lead
  • Cover with a quality car cover

Be sure to take the car for a drive every so often, or it might not run the same if it sits in storage for too long.

Here are some other tips for prepping your vehicle for long­term storage:

  • Line the air and heater intake with aluminium foil to help keep critters out of your car. Leave a note to remove this before you start your car again
  • Scatter some mothballs under your car as an additional deterrent for pests
  • Leave a few mouse traps out and be sure to check them regularly


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