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How to Store Your Summer Car for Fall and Winter

Getting your summer car ready for winter storage.

If you own a convertible, sports car, or another vehicle that you only drive during the dry, balmy spring and summer months, then it’s time to prepare this warm-weather vehicle for fall and winter storage. Here are some of the preparations you should make.

Choose a Storage Location

First things first, you need to find a place to store your summer car. If you have your own garage, this is easy enough. However, if you have to rely on a commercial storage facility, it’s important that you find one that is secure and well suited to handle fall and winter weather conditions.

Prep Your Car

Before you can leave your car in storage, there are a couple of maintenance tasks you’ll want to take care of. For instance, get a tune up from your mechanic to guarantee that your car is in perfect condition when you take it out of storage. Additionally, make sure your tires are properly inflated, so your car is ready to drive come spring. Finally, make sure you add some fuel stabilizer to your fuel tank. This will prevent any remaining fuel in your tank from causing damage to your car’s engine.

Speak to Your Insurer

Finally, it’s important that you speak to your car insurance provider to confirm that you have the right coverage in place. Keep in mind that your car still needs coverage even if you are not driving it. For instance, you will need coverage to protect against any damages that might occur while your vehicle is in storage. Your agent will know the best way to ensure that your car has the coverage it needs even in this unique situation.

These are some of the steps that you should take to get your car ready for storage this fall. Interested in speaking to an experienced agent that you can trust? If so, contact us at Scautub Agency in Scotia, New York. We are ready to assist you with all your car coverage needs today.

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