Vintage car in a garage

Keeping Your Classic Car Safe and Secure

Attention all classic car enthusiasts! If you’re going to invest the time and money to maintain classic cars, chances are that you’re going to do whatever possible to keep those vintage cars safe and secure. Classic car storage doesn’t require an elaborate set-up. A metal garage provides all the protection you need to keep your precious automobiles in top notch condition.

Here are a few ways that a metal garage, whether it’s a 1 or 2 car garage, can keep vintage cars safe and sound from the elements, theft and other hazards:

Avoid Rust

At the top of the list of priorities for classic car storage should be a space that is free from moisture. After all, dampness invites rust and rust is not something you want to find on your vintage car. An enclosed metal garage keeps the rain away and greatly lessens the odds of rusting.
Preparing for winter weather is easy with a metal carport

Protect Against Extreme Temperature

Classic cars, especially ones that are rarely used, will remain in better condition if they’re protected from freezing temperatures. Cold weather can cause problems with many parts of the car, including the battery, tires, windshield wipers and an assortment of fluids, like oil, transmission and brake fluid. If you live in a cold weather climate, your best bet is to insulate your metal garage to keep the chill away from your prized possessions.

Keep Away Pests

Rodents, like mice and rats, don’t discriminate between an old car and a new car. Any seldom used car is susceptible to a pest invasion. Protect your classic cars from these annoying pests and their destructive behavior, like chewing on seats and wiring, by storing your vintage cars in a metal garage that has no openings for rodents to squeeze through. Further protect your car from unwanted guests by making sure that it’s clean and free of any tempting crumbs before storing it.
22x26 Two Car Steel Garage with Metal Roof

Discourage Theft

Out of sight, out of a thief’s mind, right? Keep your vintage cars from being a target for theft by making sure that strangers don’t even know that they exist. Set up a fully enclosed metal garage to keep your classic cars from prying eyes and potentially sticky fingers. Not only does it help to keep the car hidden from view but if a thief happens to discover the car, it’s much more difficult to steal it from the safety of a metal garage than from a driveway as it takes a lot more time and effort to sneak into a garage without getting caught.

Insure Your Investment

Check your home and car insurance plans to make sure that freestanding buildings, like a 1 or 2 car garage, are covered by your existing plan or upgrade your plan to make sure your metal garage and its contents are protected from potential hazards. A metal garage is a great first step to safe guarding your classic cars but it’s always best to be prepared for the unexpected.

As you can see, using the appropriate classic car storage can be highly beneficial to maintaining your vintage cars. Selecting a metal garage to fit your classic cars is a great first step to keeping your collection protected from weather, pests, theft and accidental damages.

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