3 Reasons Why Your Vehicle Wants a Garage
by Dakota Storage Buildings, on December 25, 2015
3 Reasons Why Your Vehicle Wants A Garage
Your vehicle will last longer if it’s kept in a garage when not in use. Extreme winter conditions can cause annoying, inconvenient, and costly problems that can be easily prevented if vehicles are sheltered. During cold months, batteries can die, essential fluids can freeze, and vehicles can be buried in snow.
Simply put, your vehicle wants a garage. It’s a match made in heaven. The perfect pairing.
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Here are 3 reasons why your vehicle wants a garage:
- A garage will protect it. The exterior of your vehicle will be protected from the elements - including damaging hail, freezing temperatures, and sun damage - when it is parked in a garage.
- A garage will keep it warm and ready. The folks at CarTalk.com believe that parking your vehicle in a garage overnight will help your vehicle to function optimally. For instance, the oil will stay warmer and less viscous which will better lubricate your engine so that it starts easily.
- A garage will keep it snow-free. While a garage will keep your vehicle from being buried in snow, it will also save you hours of work. When your vehicle is in a garage, there is no need to waste hours shoveling snow or scraping ice off of windows.
In addition to housing your vehicle in your garage, here are some tips for keeping your vehicle running to its fullest potential during the coldest time of the year.
AccuWeather.com solicited the knowledge of two car experts who suggested the following:
- Test your battery before cold weather sets in. This will prevent the aggravation of finding a dead battery. Keeping vehicles in a garage is one definite way to ensure they will start in subzero conditions.
- Check all your fluids. This includes oil, antifreeze, power steering, brake and transmission fluids. While keeping your vehicle indoors may prevent fluids from freezing, it’s still important to maintain proper fluid levels.
- Evaluate your tires. Under-inflated tires do not perform well and are subject to damage or failure especially in snow and icy conditions. Before exiting your garage, take a moment to check the pressure in each tire.
The DMV.org suggests another valuable tip: keep your car clean. Cut down on the damage caused by road salt by washing your vehicle frequently. Many car washes offer steam cleaning and undercarriage cleaning in addition to traditional car washing. To ensure rust prevention, have your car re-waxed and sealed after it’s clean.
If you follow these tips, you will have a very happy vehicle. Plus, you’ll likely avoid a headache or two.
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