With winter fast approaching, though, it’s time to put those wheels away.
Your options are:
- Jam it in the garage
- Leave it on the driveway
- Park it on the street
- Safely use vehicle storage
Road salt can take its toll
Road salt on streets, driveways and walkways is an absolute necessity for safe winter driving.
While road salt is helpful, it can do a number on your summer car, such as:
- Cause rust
- Eat away at paint
- System leaks (such as brake fluid)
For a hobby car or motorcycle with a delicate paint job, prolonged exposure to road salt can be damaging and expensive.
However, when your special ride is in clean, dry and secure personal storage unit, you don’t have to worry about salt or ice melt sticking to it.
That’s because vehicle storage units are designed to keep the elements out – that includes snow, hail, wind, cold, and yes, even salt.
As a result, your car will be as dry and salt-free as the day you first stored it.
Winter can do a number on your motorcycle
Even if you cover up your motorcycle for the winter, it’s still susceptible to whatever winter can throw at it.
Besides the aforementioned salt exposure in this blog, winter can also:
- Weaken brake fluids
- Cause the gas in the tank to condense
- Knock over your bike (if it’s a super windy day)
Not only that, but leaving your motorcycle outside increases the possibility of theft.
When you store your bike inside a storage unit rental, not only are you keeping it clean and dry, but you’re also keeping it in peak operating condition
Then, when spring comes and you’re ready to ride again, you won’t have to worry about dealing with a dead battery.
Keep your garage free for your winter car
Here’s the scenario: It’s 5am and there’s a raging blizzard.
You’ve got to get to work, so you trudge outside start up your car and brush away thick snow only to discover thick ice underneath.
Here’s the problem with that:
- It’s not fun
- You’re wasting gas
- You risk injuring yourself (you could slip and fall)
By keeping your summer car inside a Hamilton storage unit, you’re freeing up your garage to store your winter vehicle.
Here’s the same scenario, but instead of going outside, your car is in the garage:
- Open the garage
- Get in the car
- Pull out of the garage
- Close the garage
Now, doesn’t that seem much more pleasant (and warmer too)?
Helpful tips when prepping your car or motorcycle for winter storage
For your car:
- Fill the gas tank (and use fuel stabilizer)
- Clean the inside of your car thoroughly
- Add air to the tires (don’t overinflate)
- Change the oil
For your motorcycle:
- Top up the tank and all fluids
- Wash and wax your bike
- Change the oil and filter
- Lube the chain (and other moving parts)
Protect your ride at Multi Storage
You’ve invested quite a bit in your motorcycle or summer car.
Don’t let Old Man Winter ruin it for you.
Instead, let Multi Storage keep your vehicle out of the howling wind and freezing snow all season long.
Our units are:
- Safe and secure with video monitoring and personal keypad access
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