Prepare Your Vehicle Before Storing It For Winter

As winter reaches its peak, you should be packing seasonal valuables away if you have not already. Winter weather can wreak havoc on vehicles, but self storage facilities offer different options to keep your prized possessions away from slush and road salt. Appletree Storage has three locations that have options for vehicle storage in the winter. Browse through our self storage facilities in Gonzales, St. Amant, and Baton Rouge, LA, to find the self storage that best serves you. Then start preparing your vehicle for storage with these tips!
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Winter Vehicle Storage Tips

Give Your Car a Good Cleaning

The idea is to leave your vehicle in the best condition possible, so when you return to it at the end of its storage period, it is ready to go. The first step you should take is to clean your inside and out. Scrub off dirt and grime, and give the exterior a good wax. Next, tackle the interior. Clear any trash and vacuum up crumbs to avoid attracting pests.

Fill the Gas Tank

Your last stop before one of our Appletree Storage facilities to drop off your vehicle is the gas station. You should fill your gas tank before you leave it in storage, especially if you plan to keep it in storage for a while. If you are going to leave it in storage for more than three months, you should add stabilizer into the tank to absorb any moisture. This will help prevent gum and varnish.

Store Your Vehicle Off Your Property

Packing things away for the season does not mean you need to find space for it around your home. Self storage makes organization simple by giving you a secure secondary storage space for your important possessions. Appletree Storage in Gonzales offers covered parking spaces to hold your cars, boats, trailers, and RVs. Protected behind a fenced perimeter, our storage facility restricts access for the safety of our tenants and their belongings. Only tenants and staff members have access to the front gate. Keep clutter off your property with the help of self storage near you.

Find Winter Vehicle Storage at Appletree Storage

With three self storage facilities around Baton Rouge, LA, Appletree Storage has the area’s premier storage options. We offer everything from indoor, temperature-controlled storage units for your fragile possessions to ground-level drive-up storage units for easy unloading. Talk to our storage experts to discover the best storage features for your storage project.
Appletree Storage also has covered, outdoor parking for vehicle storage at our Gonzales facility. Located on East Highway 30 by the Tanger Outlets and Interstate 10, we are a convenient stop for all your storage needs. Leave your vehicle with us until you are ready to use it again, and make space around your property.
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About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.