Old man winter will be here before you know it...and your Porsche deserves a better winter home this season than being neglected a dusty garage with a drafty roll up door. If your home lacks the space to provide a climate controlled, secure facility for your Porsche, finding a suitable place for the winter should be a high priority. Here are five things you should consider when you choose a storage facility for the season when your vehicle is better off the road. Potholes, salt and icy roads are not the sort of hazards you want to subject your Porsche to.
1. Preventative Maintenance Services
Your vehicle may not be subjected to the wear and tear of the road, however even sitting still, parts of your car such as the tires, battery, gas tank, and your engine oil should be prepared for the winter months. Instead of bringing your vehicle to just any storage provider, you trusting your vehicle to Porsche Certified Technicians ensures your car or SUV will be ready to roll in the spring. Ensuring your tires are properly inflated, engine oil and filter are replaced (if due based on last replacement) and your gas tank if full and stabilized are services recommended by the experts. Keeping your battery connected to a maintainer throughout the winter extends its life as well. Topping up, and testing the life of other fluids also mitigates corrosion.
2. Climate Control
Ensuring your Porsche is protected from moisture and frigid cold can protect it from corrosion and mildew. Rust can erode your fuel system, cylinders and cooling system. Keeping your vehicle out of the sun protects the paint from fading. The interior of your car won’t be subjected to salt, slush or boots, reducing its wear over time.
3. Professional Detailing
While your vehicle is in storage, your Porsche can be given a comprehensive interior and exterior cleaning and waxing. Your paint and interior features of the car will look newer, longer. Once your car is detailed, covering it with a Tequipment car cover will keep it dust free. Lubricating weather stripping and body seals will ensure they don’t dry out and crack. If you have a Cabriolet, servicing the top and ensuring the water drains are cleared ensure it won’t be damaged by mildew or corrosion.
4. Vehicle Security
Storing your vehicle in a building with 24 hour surveillance, monitoring, and sophisticated alarms ensures physical security. Your vehicle is checked regularly by our professional staff to ensure its safety. Most self-storage facilities are designed for security to protect household items. Your Porsche deserves a heightened level of security. We treat your car as if it was our own.
5. Accident Prevention
Keeping your Porsche on the road during the winter months is often dangerous even if you are a highly skilled driver. Other, less skilled drivers may slip and slide into your vehicle.
Fall leaves have turned colour and winter is coming. Let our Porsche Certified Technicians and service professionals prepare your vehicle for the winter months. Don’t let your Porsche get left out in the cold – reserve a space with Porsche Centre Oakville, and extend the life of your car. We’ll ensure your vehicle is secure, clean, and ready to perform in the spring - just as you’d expect from your luxury sports car.
Date Posted: October 11, 2014