Self-Storage Tips: Preparing Your Car for Spring

All Storage Online | January 18, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Spring is nearly here, and if you’ve had your car in All Storage’s self-storage in Bedford, TX, there are a few things you’ll want to check to get you safely back on the road.

Even if your car hasn’t been in storage, these tips are still helpful for making sure your car is ready for the wild spring weather.

Check Your Tires, Change Your Oil

Before driving your car out of your self-storage unit, be sure to check your tires. Cold weather tends to deflate tires, so make sure each tire is inflated to the recommended pressure.

Once you’ve done that, it’s a smart idea to get your tires rotated and balanced. Many auto shops or oil change places will rotate your tires for free or a nominal fee with an oil change.

And on that note, change your car’s oil and check other fluids. Oil can go bad if your car sits for a long period of time, so be sure to get it changed and make sure your other fluids are topped off and ready to drive.

Get a Thorough Car Wash

Ideally, before parking your car in storage near Bedford, TX, you’ll get a car wash. If you forgot, no worries, just wash it really well when you’re finished storing it and ready to drive in the spring.

Salt from roads as well as gunk and grime can cling to the bottom and undercarriage of your car, so be sure to scrub the underside as well to prolong the life and health of your car.

All Storage has covered storage units in Bedford, TX, that will help keep your car clean and new over the winter.

Check Battery, Belts, Cables

Next, be sure that your battery cables are securely connected. With the hood of your car raised, turn your car’s engine on and inspect all moving cables and belts (don’t get too close) to make sure nothing has cracked or broken during the winter.

Many auto parts stores will run a free battery check on your car battery. If it’s weak or has lost charge over the winter, replace it so you don’t get stranded somewhere in the future.

Check Windshield Wipers

Last, be sure to check your windshield wipers, and replace them if necessary. Windshield wipers may seem small and insignificant, but spring brings rain and good wipers make all the difference driving in the rain. If your wipers are leaving streaks on your windshield or aren’t wiping off most water, it’s time for a new set.

Whether you’re getting your car out of storage or doing some spring cleaning and need extra space to store things, All Storage self-storage in Bedford, TX, has the storage options you need to help declutter and simplify your life, so come see our units today.