winter vehicle storage
December 16, 2020

Tips for Successful Winter Vehicle Storage

There are precautions to take before storing your vehicle for an extended period of time. Maybe your small car is not equipped for Virginia winter weather, or perhaps your recreational vehicle is sitting idle during its off-season. Ocean Storage and Bay Storage have multiple self storage locations in the Coastal Virginia area for you to find secure winter vehicle storage. Our amenities vary by facility, but you can find all our available storage units online, or you can visit the location closest to you. View our tips below to start preparing your vehicle.

Cleaning Is Necessary

For starters, you will return to a nice, clean car if you drop it off that way. Take the time to really clean out your interior, vacuuming up crumbs and throwing out any trash. During the winter, animals are looking for food, so make sure your vehicle is rid of crumbs and food smells. To protect the outside, wash and scrub well. Then finish with wax to prevent scrapes and scratches in storage.

Fill Your Gas Tank Before Storage

A full gas tank protects your vehicle from poor acceleration later. When there is extra room in the tank, moisture can form and mess up your fuel’s functionality. For more than 3 months of storage, you should also add stabilizer to your gas tank and change your oil for best results.

Winter Vehicle Storage in Coastal Virginia

Ocean Storage has six self storage facilities in Virginia, and Bay Storage has one in Cape Charles VA. Across our locations, we offer a variety of storage options, from temperature-controlled storage to drive-up entry. Your safety is our number one priority, and we have cameras recording our premises 24/7. You can call your closest office to speak with a professional about any questions or storage help. If you want to start renting contact-free, you can do so online!

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About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.