Tips when preparing your vehicle for storage
• Wash your vehicle to get rid of anything that could over time damage the paintwork. (It is a good idea to note down any scratches, dents and imperfections for your records before storage).
• Wax the bodywork so that it is protected from anything that may rest on the paintwork during storage.
• Vacuum the entire interior – this can help with bad smells forming over time and dirt becoming increasingly harder to clean.
• Make sure you change/top-up the engine oil and anti-freeze.
• Overinflate tyres to prevent ‘flat spotting’.
• If you don’t have time to prepare your car yourself, but you would like it to be in optimum condition for storage, we can offer a valet service as part of the induction process. Please see our pricing page for more details.
The quality of fuel if enclosed in a tank for long periods of time can degrade so here are a few tips to help you prepare the fuel in your tank so that it lasts and keeps the vehicle in optimum condition while it is in storage:
• Fill the tank by about a quarter and add a small amount of ‘new’ fuel every 2-3 months. This will refresh the tank which will allow the fuel to last longer.
• Fill the tank completely with a high octane rated fuel. This will result in the degrading process being significantly slower due to the large volume of fuel in your tank
• Completely drain your tank of fuel.
• Fill the tank completely and add fuel stabiliser – Fuel Stabiliser creates a protective layer on top of the fuel in your tank by chemically bonding with it when its just sitting there. It also helps to lubricate everything which stops sticky deposits from forming in the tank. If you would like further information on how to store your car correctly, please do not hesitate to contact us or call us direct on 01420 47 44 11.