Going On Holiday? What About Your Vehicle?

Whether you’re going on holiday for a month or an overseas trip for a year, you will have done plenty of planning. But have you thought about what to do with your car?

If you don’t have a garage, or you do have one but there’s insufficient space, you might have considered leaving it on the drive. But this would put it at risk of being stolen, and upon your return, it would have a flat battery, flat tyres and possibly sun-damaged paintwork.

Why not put your vehicle in storage?

Many people think of storage as being used only by collectors of classic vehicles, but it is a great option for people taking a long trip, no matter what kind of car they have. Using a storage facility means that, when you return from your trip, your car will be in the same condition as it was when you left. Vehicle storage garages are secure and staffed, so you don’t have to worry about your car being stolen.

Vehicles are maintained, too, while they are in storage. They are kept clean and protected with a dust cover, if the owner wishes. The tyres are also checked and kept inflated to the correct pressure. Batteries are charged when required, too.

Door to door service

If your nearest vehicle storage facility is too far for you to drive while you’re busy with the preparations for your holiday, don’t worry, because pick-ups can be arranged. A staff member will collect your car, do the paperwork at your home and drive the car away.

When you’re back home, you can arrange for your car to be driven back to your house and you can use it again straight away.

Benefits outweigh costs

Vehicle storage may be another cost to factor into your holiday budget, but it is far preferable to the alternatives mentioned above, which could lead to expense and inconvenience. If your car got stolen from your drive while you were away, you would have to deal with the insurance company and the police, and shop for a replacement when you got back. If it were still there when you returned, you would have to inflate the tyres, charge the battery and clean the vehicle thoroughly before driving it again — assuming the engine starts.

Putting your vehicle in storage avoids these scenarios, and you could even make a saving on your car insurance if your vehicle is off the road and in a storage facility for a long period. For more information, contact a car storage specialist, such as Undercover Storage Solutions.

Author: Barbara Goodwin

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