Whether it’s been a few weeks, months, or even years, eventually you’ll be resurrecting your vehicle. Here’s what to do and what to look for when taking your car out of storage.
Whether you’ve put that old beater out to pasture literally, leaving that ol’ Chevy sitting under a tree on cinder blocks or you’ve preserved your pride-and-joy Mercedes in a climate-controlled garage, you’ll need to cover your bases when finally taking your car out of storage. Restarting a car that’s been in storage can be daunting and a little nerve-wracking. To help, we’ve come up with a simple checklist of things to check over, replace, and watch out for when bringing that car back to life.
The first thing when taking your car out of storage is to just give it a good look. Pull off the tarp (if you used one), blow off the dust (if there is any), and take a gander.
Once you’ve looked over the outside, it’s time to pop the hood.
The moment of truth has arrived and it’s time to see how your long-idled car runs.
Now that you’ve checked things over and your car is back in running order, go get it washed and have the oil changed (if you haven’t done that already, yourself). Now that you have the checklist, you’ve run out of excuses. Go get that old beater or family heirloom out of storage!