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Winter Vehicle Storage Tips

Winter Vehicle Storage Tips


To make your winter storage experience the best it can be, Eastern RV Storage offers some tips we’ve collected to keep your unit looking the best it can when you come back to pick it up.

  • Clean It Up. Make sure your vehicle is clean and dry. It may seem counter-intuitive when you’re putting it away for months, but it is an easy step and one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Water stains and bird droppings can damage the paint. Clean the wheels and under the fenders to get rid of mud and tar. Give your vehicle a coat of wax.
  • Don’t Use the Parking Brake. It’s usually a good idea to use the parking brake, but don’t do it when you leave a car in storage. If the brake pads contact the rotors for too long, there is a chance that they might fuse. Instead of engaging the brake, you can purchase a tire stopper, also called a chock, to prevent the car from moving.
  • After the storage season, change the oil and filter again once you get home. Oil breaks down over time, even if it is not in use.
  • If you use a cover, use a ventilated that allows water vapor to escape.
  • Make sure your gas tank is topped up. This prevents condensation
    in the tank when it is in storage.
  • Check tire pressure and inflate the tires to the recommended specs before and after the season.
  • Check fluids to make sure there have been no leaks.

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