7 Easy Steps to Prepare Your Vehicle For Storage

Published on 3/9/2023

Preparing your vehicle for storage in a self-storage facility requires careful planning and preparation to ensure that your vehicle remains in good condition while it is being stored. Here are 7 easy steps you can follow to prepare your vehicle for storage at Packed House Self Storage:

  1. Clean your vehicle: Clean the interior and exterior of your vehicle thoroughly to prevent dirt, dust, and debris from accumulating on the surfaces. This will also prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

  2. Check for leaks: Check your vehicle for any leaks or fluid spills, such as oil or coolant leaks. If you find any, get them repaired before storing your vehicle to prevent damage.

  3. Fill up the tank: Fill up your gas tank to prevent condensation from building up inside the tank, which can cause corrosion.

  4. Change the oil: Change the oil and oil filter in your vehicle before storing it to prevent contaminants from building up inside the engine.

  5. Remove the battery: If you plan to store your vehicle for an extended period, remove the battery to prevent it from draining or corroding. Alternatively, you can use a battery tender to keep the battery charged.

  6. Inflate the tires: Inflate the tires to the recommended pressure to prevent flat spots from forming on the tires.

  7. Cover your vehicle: Use a high-quality car cover to protect your vehicle from dust, dirt, and other debris.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your vehicle remains in good condition while it is being stored in a self-storage facility. Give us a call at Packed-House Self-Storage if you have any questions! We would love to help!