Storing your family car isn’t always easy, especially when you are have a busy house with not much space. There isn’t really a guide on where to store you care but I am here to help and let you know that you do have options.
How To Keep Field Mice Off Your Car?
When the cat is away, the rats will play. If you hate rats roaming around your house, you won’t like them playing in your car either. Not only because they’re gross but also because they can actually cause damage in your car when they gnaw seats, wirings, etc. If you wanna have a peace of mind, make sure you clean your car before leaving it in car storage with Autovault. Check if you left any food inside and thoroughly check for food wrappers because the smell is inviting to them. Aside from those, leaving bars of Irish spring soap or cluster of mint leaves on the floor works too, mice are repelled to their smell.
Do You Need To Jack Or Not?
The answer to this question depends on how long you will need the car to be stored, type of the car and the situation of the location where you’ll be storing your ride. If it’ll only take a few weeks or a couple of months, there won’t be any need for you to jack it up as long as it’s properly inflated. However, if we’re talking about years here then go ahead, especially if the storage site is prone to floods, far from friends or relatives who could check on it, or you’ve put in a lock down car storage facility. Also, type of cars with features that can sag or distort shouldn’t be jacked up.
Should The Gas Tank & Fresh Oil, Lube & Filter Be Full Before Storing It Away?
Lube, oil, and filter, yes. But gasoline, it depends. Will you be storing your car for just two months or two years? If it’s the latter, then it’s definitely a no. Because chances are, your gas is already dead by then. Does the car storage facility allow full gas tank onboard? Check your contract first, because if they don’t then that’s another no for you.
What’s The Best Material To Use For Storage Cover?
Proper automotive cover that is made up of synthetic and natural fiber is the way to go. This material is great because it lets air through the cover but not dirt and water droplets so there are no water spots, blisters, chalking or discoloration, due to trapped moisture, that can mess with your paint job.