Protect Your Car this Winter with Big Toy Indoor Storage
The cold weather season is upon us. Before the snow starts to fall, it’s time to consider safe storage options for your treasured vintage car. Saying goodbye to your car during the winter will keep it safe from the damp air and away from salted roads.
Seasonal or long-term storage from Tippet Richardson is an affordable and effective way to protect your car over the winter months. Our storage facility offers a climate-controlled environment that is monitored by a professional and skilled staff who love and care about vintage cars as much as you do. Whether you need to store your car for a few weeks or months, we have the perfect solution for you.
How to Prepare Your Vintage Car for Winter Storage
Before storing your classic vehicle away for the winter, there are certain steps you must take to protect your investment. Carefully following the tips below will help keep your car in top condition until you are ready to be reunited in the spring:
- Clean Your Car: One of the most important things to do before putting your car away in storage is to give it a thorough clean inside and out. Polishing and waxing the exterior of your vehicle will eliminate dirt and debris that may otherwise scratch or damage your car. On the inside, be sure to throw out any crumbs or trash that can attract unwanted pests and create foul odours.
- Inflate Your Tires: Tires are extremely expensive to replace. Therefore, it’s worthwhile to pump your tires to a higher air pressure to compensate for the pressure it will lose over a prolonged period of time. However, don’t inflate your tires past the maximum suggested and if you don’t plan on taking your car out for the occasional spin, use jack stands to relieve the weight from your tires and suspension. Jacking up your car will prevent your tires from flat-spotting.
- Address the Fluids: Fill your gas tank and add a fuel stabilizer to help prevent corrosion in the engine and fuel lines. Furthermore, a full gas tank will reduce the chance of moisture build-up which can result in rust. In addition to fresh gasoline, make sure to change your oil and replace the filter. Leaving old oil in your vehicle may also lead to premature rusting.
- Invest in a Car Cover: Use a high-quality car cover even if you are storing your vehicles indoors. Car covers can protect a freshly waxed exterior from collecting dust and debris and also add an extra layer of protection.
Contact Tippet Richardson for Trusted Indoor Car Storage
Protect your vintage car from the elements with Big Toy Indoor Storage from Tippet Richardson. We understand and share your passion for vintage cars and our fully vetted and trained staff know how to properly maintain your precious investment. Our new facility is conveniently located off Hwy 401 and the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) in Toronto and offers 24/7 security. Additionally, we offer competitive rates and specialty car care services to keep your classic car in its original condition.
Call Tippet Richardson at 416-292-4555 or toll-free at 1-800-718-7664 to learn more about our local moving and relocation services, records management, downsizing assistance, and storage rental options. You can also contact us online for a free estimate for indoor car storage this winter.