Winter Vehicle Storage Tips

With two North Carolina locations, you can trust Street Smart Storage to take care of your belongings. Our Vass NC and Wilmington NC self storage facilities are fully equipped to handle any storage need you may have. We have temperature-controlled, as well as drive-up, storage units at each location. And we offer winter vehicle storage that can accommodate cars, boats, and RVs. You can view all our available storage options and rent them through our contactless storage rentals. After you find your storage, follow the tips below for a better storage experience with your vehicle.

Clean Everything

Even in storage, you need to protect your paint job. Wash the exterior to the best of your ability to get off dirt and grime before putting wax on top. It will prevent scratches and keep your car looking nice for when you return. In addition to washing the outside, you should also wash the inside. Pests will be attracted by crumbs and wrappers left inside, so do not give them a reason to sniff around your vehicle.

Change Your Oil & Fill Up Your Gas Tank

You should always fill up your gas tank before leaving your car to sit in storage. Any extra space in the gas tank can lead to moisture forming, which could cause poor acceleration later. Fill your gas station so there is no extra room in the tank, and add stabilizer if you plan to store over a long period of time. When you are storing for more than three months, change your oil before storing as well.

Street Smart Storage’s Winter Vehicle Storage

Our self storage facilities on Highway #1 in Vass NC and Market Street in Wilmington NC offer premier storage features to make your storage experience easier. Choose a temperature-controlled or drive-up storage unit online to rent or reserve. Our contactless storage rentals let you handle everything from the comfort of your own home. You can call our office to speak to our experts about any questions. Start storing with Street Smart Storage!

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Paige Weary

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.