Change your oil and filter:
Professionals recommend changing your car’s oil and oil filter right before you store your vehicle to protect your engine from any contaminants.
Top off your fluids:
Topping your engine off with coolant and brake fluid can help our car avoid corrosion and oxidation.
Wash your vehicle before placing it in storage:
This is important to remove any grease and grime from both the undercarriage and body of the car. Also, add a double or triple coat of wax on your
vehicle to for additional protection while it’s in storage.
Buy a good cover (which is well-fitted) to go over your vehicle:
Buying a car cover will help provide additional protection to your vehicle, especially if it is in outdoor or covered storage. Indoor, a cover can
protect your car from dust and grime.
Release your parking brake:
If you leave your parking brake pads on for too long, they can fuse with the rotors. Make sure your parking brake is not engaged to prevent this
Disconnect your battery:
Car batteries can drain even the engine is completely turned off. This can be caused by accidentally leaving headlights on, a defective alternator
diode, an old battery or parasitic drain. You don’t have to completely remove the battery - just make sure that the negative cables are unplugged.
Remove your windshield wipers:
The rubber on your windshield wipers may start to stick to your windshield in storage which will leave a rubber residue on your window that is
difficult to remove. Remove them to avoid the possibility of inconvenient residue collecting.
Over-inflate and rotate your tires:
Your tires can develop flat spots if they are left in the same spot for too long. You can help prevent this by over inflating your tires and
rotating them every so often. Taking the car for a short drive every few weeks can also prevent flat spots from forming.