StorPlace Self Storage offers many choices for persons wanting to store a car or recreational vehicle or boat for short or long-term storage. Most of the time, storing your boat at StorPlace Self Storage is much less expensive than storing your Nashville boat at Nashville marina. StorPlace properties have non-covered or open-air parking spaces available for use to park a vehicle or other recreational motorized vehicle. Some StorPlace locations such as the Murfreesboro Road and Old Hickory Boulevard locations also offered covered outside parking spaces. These spaces offer an overhead awning for parking vehicles under. This awning offers a measure of protection from sun damage or other damage such as rain or hail for the customer who wants a little more coverage than open air spaces would allow.
Some customers are looking for even a greater measure of protection from the elements for their vehicle. For these customers StorPlace can offer large drive up units that accommodate a car or boat. These units have large garage style doors and a driver can easily pull a car into these just as you might your garage at home. For wider vehicles, RV’s, or boats there are units available that are wider than most. This is just like storing your vehicle or boat in your own garage.
When storing a car for a long period of time, there are a few measures you can take to help prevent any damage from occurring while your car is in storage. Here are just a few suggestions. Drain and flush the radiator; refill with new antifreeze. Place a cover of some kind over the radiator overflow line; bugs will make a home there and plug the line. Change the engine oil and filter. Lube all the grease fittings, the door, hood and trunk hinges. Pour a couple of quarts of light weight engine oil into the gas tank. Top off the gas tank and add a fuel stabilizer. If the gas tank has a vent line, be sure to cover it. Cover the ends of the exhaust to prevent critters from making a home in the exhaust. Remove the air cleaner and cover the top of the carburetor with light plastic and then reinstall the air cleaner. Remove the battery and store it away from the car. Put a light coat of wax on the paint and chrome. Clean the interior of the car.
Be sure to clean under the front seat floorboards where food debris can hide. Put a couple bags of desicant and an open box of baking soda and some mouse/rat poison in the car.
Leave the vents or windows open a little. Put the car on jack stands just high enough that the tires do not touch the ground. This will keep the tires from getting flat spots which can happen over time if the car sits on one spot on the tire too long. Make sure you release the hand or parking brake. Cover the car with soft blankets or a car cover. Be sure the cover does not go all the way to the floor or ground.It is important for air to circulate under the car.
If you are worried about theft, remove the rotor from the distributor and store it with the keys.
Place a copy of the storage checklist in the glove box to use when you remove the car from storage.
StorPlace Self Storage has many options for storing vehicles. Stop by one of our locations and ask about the best solution for storing your car, boat or RV.
Please come visit us at 14985 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37211, or you can call us at 615-832-3388.