How to Best Store Your Car for the Fall Season

We are right in the middle of summer, which means it is the prime time for displaying, showcasing, and driving your classic car! But, what about when the fall season approaches? 
It's no shocker that classic cars are typically stored for the fall and winter seasons to help avoid any damages or cosmetic issues from arising, but what is the best method of storing? And what impact can you expect from the cooler weather on your ride? 
We are going to be answering that in this blog, so be sure to keep reading to find out how the tips we recommend at Farm Boy Garage for storing your classic car. 

How the Fall Season Can Damage Your Car
As we move into the fall in the coming months, you may be wondering how the fall weather can damage your classic car, and to be frank- there are quite a few. 
One of the main dangers the fall weather can bring are falling leaves. If you aren't storing your car in an enclosed space, it is safe to assume that leaves will make their way onto your vehicle, which can lead to your paint being ruined. Luckily, if this does happen, you always have the team at Farm Boy Garage to provide you with the best classic car restoration services, and we can help. 
Another danger that falling leaves pose is that they can fall in-between the cracks of your car and get into places they don't belong such as your AC unit and even your drain hole, which can lead to nasty engine damage if not taken care of in time. 

Tip #1: Store Your Ride in a Garage
Although it may be tempting to keep your ride out to look at it year-round, it is probably in your best interest to go ahead and store your vehicle in a protected building, such as a garage, to protect your vehicle from the elements that the cooler seasons bring.
Keep in mind, if you leave your classic car out, you are risking the integrity of your vehicle, which can be a major blow to all of the hard work, time, and money you have invested. However, if you don't have a garage, not all hope is lost! 

Tip #2: Cover Your Car
To the best of your ability, cover your car as much as possible. A car cover won't be as effective as an entire building, but it will still hold its own against some of the elements that the fall can bring. Protecting your classic car should be a top priority, so however you are able to, you need to do so. 
Another tip for covering your car is to make sure you are finding a car cover that is specific for outdoor storage. If you are planning to store your ride inside, it probably wouldn't hurt to invest in an indoor car cover just for an added layer of protection. 
These tips are meant as a way to help you keep your classic car in great shape, but know that even if you do find yourself in an unpleasant car situation this fall, our team is here to help you with all your classic car restoration needs! Explore the services we provide for classic cars on our website, www.farmboygarage.com



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

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