How to Prepare a Vehicle for Winter Storage

Getting your car ready to bear the cold Connecticut months? A-1 Self Storage offers outdoor parking for vehicle storage in Beacon Falls CT on South Main Street. You can leave your extra cars with us to avoid damage from snow and salt, but there are certain steps to take before storing your vehicle to assure that it can stand up against the elements. Follow the tips below to prepare your car for storage at A-1 Self Storage!

Give Your Car a Good Clean

The first step before storing your vehicle away is to clean it inside and out. Scrub off dirt and bugs to avoid rusting and ruining paint. Clean the interior well, especially in harder to reach places, so that no crumbs are left behind to attract pests. Plus, when you return to your vehicle, it will be in good shape.

Fill the Gas Tank

When the gas tank is not full, additional moisture and rust can make their way into the fuel system. If you plan to store your vehicle for more than three months, add stabilizer to the gas tank to absorb any moisture and prevent gum and varnish.

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Vehicle Storage in Beacon Falls CT

A-1 Self Storage is located next to the Naugatuck River on the outskirts of the Naugatuck National Forest. We are easily accessible from Route 8 for those who live nearby or pass through on their commutes. A-1 Self Storage serves the greater Beacon Falls CT community, including Bethany, Seymour, and Oxford. We offer drive-up, interior, and temperature-controlled storage units at our self storage facility on South Main Street. And when you need vehicle storage, you can find affordable storage options with us. Call our office or stop by to speak to a member of our staff about setting you up with self storage. If you already know the kind of storage you would like to rent, you can rent online contact-free!

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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.