How to Store Your Collector Car in the Winter

There are various methods you could take to store your collector car in the winter and prevent damages. When considering protecting your collector car this winter, you may have decided that a storage facility is best. If so, some important considerations and advanced preparations will help protect your vehicle and ensure it is ready for the road when the weather warms up again.

Store Your Collector Car to Protect From Damage

Protecting your car through the winter season does not have to be complicated.

Choose the Right Storage for Your Collector Car

There are a few different choices for the winter storage of your car. Long-term storage is ideal if you plan to keep it in storage for more than six months. These units are often more affordable because of the longer rental term. Short-term storage is excellent for storing the car for the winter months. The monthly fee for these units will vary, especially if you choose a climate-controlled facility. Garage storage is great for any period of time and is ideal if your garage is climate controlled. Think about your goals and your budget and choose accordingly.

Consider Collector Car Storage Facilities For Specialized Storage

Storage facilities designed exclusively for classics can be an excellent resource for protecting your car. These structures keep your vehicle in a humidity and climate-controlled environment that stays secure and protected from the elements.

Prepare Your Classic Car for Storage

Once you choose the right storage option for your car, you need to prepare the car for storage.
  • Fill the fuel tank and add a fuel stabilizer
  • Get an oil change
  • Place a moisture barrier under the car
  • Add a lift or ramps to elevate the car
  • Cover the car
These steps protect the car from damage in storage.

Confirm Your Collector Car Insurance Coverage

Insurance coverage for classic and collector vehicles is different from that for modern cars because of the car’s value and age. Parts may be more challenging to acquire so repair costs may be higher. Make sure you have sufficient coverage and talk with your agent about any unique features or elements you may need to detail in the policy. In many cases, you can even adjust your insurance while the car is in storage. Adjusting for storage can save you significantly on your insurance premiums.

Protect Your Collector Car

Classic vehicles are an investment that can actually increase in value over time. Protecting your investment means ensuring that you properly store your car through the winter season to protect it against snow, ice, and salt. Proper storage environment selection and preparation help to ensure that your collector car stays in the best possible condition, even in severe weather conditions. Most classics are better suited for the roads during spring and summer, so winter storage is a great solution.

About David G. Sayles Insurance Services

At David G. Sayles Insurance Services, we help our clients decide which of these options is best for them based on their current situation and risk factors.  Contact us at 1-855-977-1842 or for a consultation!

About David G. Sayles Insurance Services

At David G. Sayles Insurance Services, we help our clients decide which of these options is best for them based on their current situation and risk factors. Contact us at 1-855-977-1842 or for a consultation!

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