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Mastering Winter Storage for Luxury Cars

A Haven for Your High-End Ride: Mastering Winter Storage for Luxury Cars

Winter can be a cruel mistress for any car, but it can be downright brutal for your most luxurious car. If left unprotected, the plummeting temperatures, snow, and ice can wreak havoc on a vehicle’s exterior and interior. 

We understand and share your deep appreciation for your high-end car. So, we’ve compiled these expert winter storage tips to ensure your prized possession gets the TLC it deserves during the colder months.

Prepping Your Luxury Car for Winter Storage

Before storing your most luxurious car away for winter, there are some essential steps to take:

  • Battery Care. A dead battery is a common winter storage woe. If you’re not planning to start the car regularly, consider a battery tender (a device that maintains a small charge to prevent the battery from draining) or disconnect the battery altogether.
  • Fuel Up. Fill the gas tank to prevent moisture build-up inside. A full tank also helps prevent rust on internal components. 
  • Tire TLC. Properly inflated tires are crucial throughout the year, even more so during storage. Inflate your tires to the recommended PSI (pounds per square inch) as per your owner’s manual; you can even over-inflate slightly. Consider placing the car on jack stands to prevent flat spots from developing.
  • Top Up the Fluids. Fresh fluids are vital for optimal performance. Check and top up engine oil, coolant, wiper fluid, and brake fluid according to your manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Interior Refresh. Give your car’s interior a thorough cleaning to remove any crumbs or debris that might attract unwanted guests, like mold. Leaving windows cracked slightly allows for air circulation and prevents musty odors. Consider placing moisture absorbers inside the car to prevent further dampness.
  • Wash and Wax. A clean car is a happy car, especially in storage. Remove any dirt, salt, or grime that could trap moisture and lead to rust. A good coat of wax provides extra protection against the elements.
  • Pro Tip. For an extra layer of protection, consider using a breathable car cover designed for indoor storage.
  • Park It Smart. Ideally, store your car in a climate-controlled garage. If that’s not an option, choose a well-ventilated, dry location away from direct sunlight and moisture.

Finding the Perfect Winter Sanctuary for Your Luxury Car

Now that your luxury car is prepped, it’s time to find the ideal storage solution. Be warned, though, that not all storage facilities are created equal. 

Here’s what to look for:

  • Climate-Controlled Environment. Temperature and humidity fluctuations can wreak havoc on your car’s materials and electronics. A climate-controlled storage unit maintains a consistent temperature and humidity level, minimizing the risk of cracking or warping.
  • Security Measures. Peace of mind is priceless. Look for a storage facility with 24/7 security features, like security cameras, alarms, and gated access.
  • Cleanliness and Maintenance. A clean and well-maintained storage facility reduces the risk of dust, dirt, and even pests getting to your car.
  • Convenience. Consider how easy it is to access your car during storage. Ideally, the facility should offer convenient access hours and a smooth entry/exit process.

L & H Motorsports: Your Partner in Luxury Car Care

Luxury car storage isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. At L & H Motorsports, we understand your high-end car deserves the very best. That’s why we offer state-of-the-art climate-controlled storage solutions to keep your prized possession safe and sound throughout winter.

Contact us today to discuss your specific needs. 

We take the worry out of winter storage so you can focus on the joy of cruising again come spring.

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