Why you might need long-term car storage for the winter

27 August 2019

Car storage is an ideal solution when your prized possession needs a safe place to stay, whether you need a temporary solution or a more long-term home for your car.

If you happen to own a prestige or classic car, there are some great benefits to long-term car storage when the colder months draw in - not only for a convenient storage location but for the health, safety and longevity of your car.

Here are a few reasons why you might need long-term car storage for the winter.

1. Climate control

One of the key benefits of long-term car storage is the quality of the facility your car will be stored in. For the winter, you will want to make sure that your car is safe from dropping temperatures and frost, as this can impact the performance of your car.

Some car storage companies will boast a climate-controlled facility which ensures your car is kept in the best possible temperature and conditions, preventing any issues caused by the cold.

2. Damp

It’s also worth having your car stored in a specialised facility during the winter to help protect it from other conditions such as damp and mould.

Your garage or barn might be ideal for the warmer months, but during the winter, it might not be a suitable place in which to keep your car due to the temperature and elements still managing to seep in and cause potential damage.

3. General maintenance

Over the winter, you may not find the time to give your car when it comes to general maintenance and ensuring that it’s running at its best. This might include monitoring the battery, oil and filter.

If you opt to put your car into long-term storage over the winter, you can be sure that it’ll be taken care of, as most car storage companies will offer these services as part of, or in addition to, your storage package.

4. Festive thieves

Car thieves operate all year-round, but with the pressure of Christmas on all of us, thefts from pick-pocketing to home break-ins are always on the rise, with insurance companies like The AA issuing out general warnings each year.

Chances are, if you own a particularly valuable classic or prestige car, you won’t keep it on the driveway during the colder months. But, if thieves manage to break into your home, spot your car keys on the side and your vehicle in the garage, it’s an open invitation for them to drive off with your beloved vehicle.

Consider long-term car storage as a way to safeguard your vehicle during the winter - especially for this reason. Most car storage facilities will have modern, 24/7 CCTV in operation, to provide customers with peace of mind and constant surveillance.

Wrapping up

Car storage during the winter is often the most popular time to consider long-term car storage for a number of reasons.

Get in touch with us at SCRACS to find out more about our car storage options.

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