As warm clothes are put away for the summer, that also means it’s about time to take cars out from winter storage. For exotic and classic car enthusiasts alike, this is an exciting time! It’s the moment that everyone has been waiting for all winter long. However, before it’s time to join back up with your favorite cruise night, check out these quick tips on getting your car back on the road safely.
Check Your Battery
If you didn’t leave your battery on a maintainer before putting it away, attempting to start your engine with a drained or low powered battery is never a good idea. If your battery is below 12 volts, be sure to recharge it before attempting to start the car. While you are doing this, it is also a good idea to check the cables for any wear and debris that has occured.
Test to make sure that there is enough engine oil. You should also consider getting your oil changed altogether as soon as possible even if you changed it right before storage. Look under the car to be sure that no fluids are leaking and examine the levels of other fluids such as coolant, power steering, brakes, and fuel.
Check Your Tires
Cold weather can adversely affect your tires. Make sure they have enough air. Also be sure to check for any damage.
Go For A Short Drive
Before taking your car out on the open road, try going on a shorter drive first to work all of the kinks out. This will ensure that you don’t end up with issues too far away from home. No one likes being stuck on the side of the road!
Checking your spring wardrobe after you take it out of storage is also very important. Make sure that you have everything you need to dress for the season. If you find that you don’t, we’re here to help! Contact us today.