Keeping your vehicle secure whilst away
Although going away can be fun, it can also be very stressful, especially if you're worried about the security of your car. Unfortunately, car theft is more common than people think, as five in every 100 households experienced a car theft between 2011 and 2012, according to Office for National Statistics figures. So it's very important to keep your vehicle safe, especially when you're on holiday and are unable to protect it.
Storing your car or motorcycle with us is an easy solution to your worries. Storage provides a secure, easy access and flexible terms package, with valeting and maintenance should you require it.
Using Merthyr Self Storage
Tips and advice if you're storing your vehicle for an extended time
- Wash you car and have it waxed prior to storage: This will help prevent paint damage from dirt or water stains. Waxing gives the body of the car added protection.
- Fill your vehicle up with fuel: When you return to your vehicle you will appreciate a full tank, ready to be driven back home. It also prevents moisture from building up in the fuel tank and prevents drying out of the seals. Bare in mind fuel does start to deteriorate after 12 months.
- Change the oil: Old oil contains contaminants that can damage your engine, so if you are leaving your car for longer than a few weeks, have the oil changed.
- Charge the battery: Unattended batteries lose their charge over time. If you are able to, try and visit the storage where your vehicle is held, to start it up and take it for a drive (or get someone to do this for you). Starting a car up and using it helps maintain the battery and keeps the engine components fabricated.