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Auto Storage: The Benefits of Winter Car Storage- Men on the Move

Last updated 4 years ago

This year’s unpredictable weather has served as a reminder that preparation can make a big difference in protecting our homes and possessions. If you have a car at home that you rarely use, you may want to consider transporting it to a storage facility to keep it safe during the chilly winter. Here are three major benefits of winter auto storage:

Protect the Exterior
Nature can have a devastating impact on the look of your car’s exterior, including the paint and metal surfaces. Your car’s paint can chip away or become faded if the car is not covered well in a self-storage space. Even your engine and various components of the undercarriage can rust if left unprotected during a cold and wet winter.

Keep Unwanted Critters Out
Rodents and pests burrow into your car during the winter. Car owners who leave their vehicles outside may find squirrels residing in the exhaust pipe or mice on the warm floorboards. Properly prepping your car and placing it into a sealed storage facility will greatly reduce your risk of finding any unwanted visitors once the spring comes.

Avoid Damaging Road Salts
Salts placed upon the road during winter can cause damage to the underside of a car. If your car is not being used during the winter, it doesn’t mean it’s not at risk, especially if it’s parked outside on the street. Placing it in a storage facility will not only save you money on repairs later but also save you plenty of time in prepping and re-prepping the undercarriage for salt exposure.

Here at Men On the Move, we offer Long Island, Queens, and Manhattan residents heated storage spaces for their vehicles. No matter how long you want to store your car, we can accommodate your needs. Call us at (718) 343-3424 to book your storage facility before winter arrives. 

 

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