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What You Need to Know About Storing Your Car, Boat or RV

It’s not uncommon for someone to have a car, boat or RV that they simply do not have room for at home. It could be a vintage car they are working to restore, a boat that they only use during the summer months or an RV used a few times a year for vacation. These vehicles need a place to call home when they aren’t being used or worked on.
There are many options available for storing these kinds of vehicles, including renting space at Deer Valley II Self Storage in Deer Valley. We offer vehicle storage options that are safe and secure and allow you to access them when you need them.
In order for your vehicle to come out of storage the same way it went in, there are some things you can do to prepare. Here are a few ideas on how to get your car, boat or RV ready for storage:


It’s important to remember to keep your car neat and clean before it goes into storage. This includes doing a thorough cleaning of the interior. Check under the seats and in other nooks or crannies for anything that could cause damage to the car over a long period of time. Even a small amount of food can rot and cause a nasty smell in your car if it’s sitting in storage. Make sure there are no leaks or drips that could not only damage the vehicle, but the surface it is parked on.
A thorough wash and wax may be a good idea to ensure your car retains its looks while in storage. If you’re worried about exposure to the elements, be sure to get a heavy-duty cover or look into an enclosed storage unit that is big enough for your car.


As you prepare to store your boat after a summer of use at the lake, you’ll want to take some time to prep it so it’s ready to go next year. Perform an oil flush and filter change to ensure no water is left and that damaging acids are washed away.
Thoroughly wash the body of your boat and then apply a coat of wax. This helps to prevent rust that may corrode your boat’s body. Find a suitable boat cover that will protect your boat from dust and grime. You’ll also be protecting the interior from the elements.


The next time you need your RV for a trip or vacation, you’ll want it to be in tip-top shape and ready to go. Follow these simple tips to keep in the best shape possible. Remove any food that could potentially spoil or rot. Even small bits of food can attract insects and rodents.
Does your RV have a refrigerator? Be sure to completely clean it out and defrost it before leaving it in storage. Closely inspect your RV for tears, cracks and holes that could lead to bigger problems down the road. Give the outside of your RV a good cleaning and find a solid cover for it to protect it from the elements.
If you’re looking for vehicle storage options, call Deer Valley II Self Storage today at 480-386-6022 and ask about indoor and outdoor space.

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