Getting Your Summer Vehicle Out of the Garage

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photo-1414518876340-9c8737380507Spring is here! With milder weather coming, now is the time to start thinking about taking all of your favorite summer activity vehicles out of the garage. If you have sports cars, classic cars, motorcycles, ATVs, golf carts, mobile homes, boats, or any other vehicle that you have to put away for the winter, we know you are just as eager as we are to enjoy them. However, before you take them out for a spin, be sure to put the insurance back on it for the summer.

Insurance isn’t the only thing to worry about when you bring your vehicle out of storage. After sitting for a few months, car experts advice not to immediately use your vehicle, especially if you have a classic car or a sports car. Here are a few things to check over before you hit the road!

  • One of the first things you should do is check the battery. If you try to start a cold engine for first time with a weak battery you could a good amount of damage to your vehicle, also check for any corrosion that may have built up.
  • Check and top off your fluid, especially your oil. Make sure you change your oil as soon as you possibly can, and make sure you aren’t diving on old gas. Make sure you also check under the car to make sure nothing leaked while sitting.
  • Check your tire pressure. Adjust to the proper PSI.
  • Start your car for 20 minutes to simply let it warm up, also pump your breaks to ensure that no rust built up. If your breaks squeak a bit after resting a few months, don’t worry, its completely normal.
  • Just a few touches more and you are done, make sure you check your lights to ensure they all work, give it a good cleaning as dirt and dust build up over time even if you do have a cover on.

After you have inspected, and made sure everything is road worthy, you finally get to do what you have been what you have been waiting all winter to do. Take a fun ride!