Winter Storage Tips from Dorchester Area Used Cars Dealer

January 2, 2014 by
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car lotIts no secret that some people baby their cars in the worst ways. Whether youve established a strict no eating inside the car policy, or you choose to park in the back of parking lots completely isolated from other vehicles regardless of the temperature or weather conditions, its time to come to terms with the fact that you are one of these drivers. Theres no shame in taking meticulous care of your vehicle; in fact, its arguably the better way to drive because your car will certainly last much longer than those of more laid back owners.

So, dont hide the intensity of the love you have for your car, but embrace it by taking it a step further. Learn how to store it properly for the cold winter months from Quirk Pre-Owned, our used cars dealer near Dorchester, to keep your precious baby in tip-top shape.

Store to Save

While storing your car isnt a necessity, taking it off the road for a period of time can prolong its life. Before you store your car, whether it is outside or in a garage, its important to run through a couple of final details.

Clean the inside and outside of the vehicle, emptying the cabin or any trash or items you dont want to store with it. A good waxing on the exterior is also a good idea.

If you find any unpainted metal, spray on a coat of protective rubberized coating to prevent rust. Be aware of where you are spraying it, though, as it is very flammable if it sprayed near pieces that can get hot, like the exhaust components. If youre worried about protecting the original condition of a collectors car, a coat of WD-40 will work just as well.

Mice and other small animals may be cute to look at, but these little critters are troublesome to your vehicle. A stored car is the perfect home for a mouse, and they certainly arent shy about inviting their friends to stay. To prevent mice from nesting your car, preventive measures, like placing drier sheets and mothballs in an around your car, are an effective way to keep them out. If you choose to use mouse traps, never put them inside the car. Opening your stored car is a terrifying experience when you find a dead mouse inside of it (especially if its been in here for a while).

If youre going to treat your car like your pride and joy, you might as well go the distance and store it properly this winter.

Check out Quirk Pre-Owned, our Dorchester area used cars dealer, to learn more about caring for your vehicle and to shop for a quality used car today!

For more information, call us at (877) 466-1512.

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