Tips for Vehicle Storage in the Winter

Do you need to store your vehicle away for the winter? Whether your car is unequipped to handle winter roads or you need a safe place for your out-of-season recreational vehicles, StorTropolis can help you find the right storage. We have four self storage facilities around Kansas City and offer drive-up storage units and parking spaces for your vehicles. Start storing with StorTropolis today!

Wash & Wax

Regardless of whether your vehicle is used often or rarely used, give it a good cleaning before putting it into storage. Taking the time to scrub off dirt will protect the paint in the long run. Be sure to put a coat of wax on top to prevent any scratches while in storage. In addition to cleaning the outside, you should also spend time cleaning the inside of your car. Get rid of any trash cluttering your vehicle, and vacuum up crumbs that have accumulated over time. These can attract pests, and you want your storage critter-free.

Add Gas & Oil

When storing for a long period of time, you need to take extra precautions for your vehicle. Filling the gas tank is the best way to prevent moisture buildup in the tank. Adding stabilizer will also help. Another step to take is changing your oil, particularly if your vehicle will be in storage for more than three months.

Winter Vehicle Storage from StorTropolis

We are Kansas City’s choice for self storage! StorTropolis has four locations around the city in both Missouri and Kansas. No matter where you are, we have storage that can help you get organized. Our expert staff members can assist you in determining the right features and size storage unit for your situation. Check out our storage solutions online through our contactless storage rentals, or stop by the facility closest to you to get started! You can rent or reserve online today!

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Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.