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Bring Your Car Out the Right Way This Spring

Tips for bringing a car out of storage

Bringing a car out of storage might seem like a simple concept. All you have to do is open up the garage door and drive it out, right? not quite. There are a few important steps involved, and adhering to them can make all the difference in making sure you don’t run into problems down the road. Check out some tips for bringing a car out of storage here on our blog!

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grandfather and young boy cleaning a carCheck the batteries

Leaving your car turned off for long periods of time can cause a little havoc on the battery, since it has been subjected to various drops in temperature and moisture buildup. Ideally, you should remove the battery before storing the car and keep it indoors, but it’s usually not a big deal if you haven’t. Start by checking the tightness of the battery cables to the terminals. If you notice any corrosion on the terminals, be sure to clean it off with a water and baking soda mixture.

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Check the wires

When the temperatures drop, little critters outside will try finding a place to escape the cold. Mice tend to make themselves at home in places we don’t want them, such as our vehicles. Since they like chewing wires for some reason, take a quick look around before turning the car on or touching anything to make sure the wires aren’t chewed up.

Check the tires

Tires will lose a little air over time as they sit still, especially in fluctuating temperatures. Check the tire pressure to make sure it isn’t too low and then inspect them for cracks or bulges, as these could lead to a tire popping when you drive it away.

Be sure to follow these tips to get the most out of your car and increase its longevity. Check out some of the other tips and tricks here on our blog!