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Classic Car Self-Storage Tips

If you’re looking for a classic car in Sandy, Utah  or the surrounding Salt Lake area, you have plenty of options. However, a car isn’t something you can tuck away in a box when you’re not using it. You’ll need a safe, secure place to keep your valuable new find. If your garage space is limited, self storage is the perfect solution.

Classic Car Self-Storage Tips

Classic cars should be protected and treated with great care even while they’re in storage. Be sure to choose a facility with great security and spacious self storage units. Here are a few more essential tips to help you keep your car in top condition throughout its seasonal nap.

  • Clean both the interior and exterior of your car from top to bottom. Wax the exterior, clean the interior upholstery and vacuum thoroughly.
  • If your car has lube fittings, grease its universal joints, steering fittings and suspension fittings with fresh grease.
  • Bleed the brakes to prevent deterioration.
  • If you’ll be storing the car for more than six months, drain the fuel tank. For short-term storage, simply add gasoline stabilizer.
  • Drain and refill your car’s cooling system.
  • Remove the battery, and store it in a dry place. To keep it charged, hook it up to a battery maintainer or charger.
  • Depress the clutch and lock it into position.
  • Roll dow