How To Store Your Classic Car During Cold Winter Weather

The colder temperatures are here! So what does that mean for your classic car or truck? Are you storing it properly? Major damage can occur if you don't. Have no fear, our classic car restoration shop is here to give you a few tips for storing your classic car, truck, or muscle car in winter weather in this week's blog. Call Farm Boy Garage today for all your classic car restoration needs. We can be reached at 515-528-8904.


How To Store Your Classic Car During Cold Winter Weather


Check your fluids.

You don't want anything freezing over the winter, so be sure to check all your fluids. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Radiator Fluid
  • Oil
  • Transmission Fluid
  • A/C Coolant
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Brake Fluid

Consider disconnecting your battery.

Disconnecting the battery can reduce your chances of having any electrical issues while you are storing it in the wintertime. You can try purchasing a battery tinder to keep it fully charged.

Keep your hood propped up.

Doing this can open up your car to the elements and animals will be less likely to invade it. Trying propping it up at least 3 to 4 inches. If animals get in there, they may chew up your wiring if it's stored outside. 

Don't forget about your tires!

Whether your tires are bias ply or radial, you shouldn't keep your tires sitting too long. You may consider propping your car or truck up off the ground. Just if you do choose to prop it up, make sure that your car or truck is well secured on the jack stands.

Wash your car.

Take care of your classic car! That's what this all comes down to. If you need help and can't do this on your own, that's where we come in. Make sure your vehicle gets washed and wax. Dirt and grime can start to build up which can eventually lead to your paint getting scratched and that can wreak havoc on the exterior. Again, prevent this problem before it starts.


Bring in a Junker and Leave with a Classic!

All of us here at Farm Boy Garage hope that you found this blog helpful and we wish you the best of luck in storing your classic car, truck, or muscle car this winter. If you end up having any questions about how to do this or you have a classic that you'd like us to restore to its former glory for you, we can be reached at the phone number listed below. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest information.




Farm Boy Garage
10660 E. County Line Rd.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320
Phone: 515-528-8904
Cell: 515-333-1238

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