10 Tips for Taking Your Car Out of Self-Storage

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Ready to rev that engine?

Yup - it’s time to take your car out of self-storage!

We know you’re excited to get in the driver’s seat, so we’ll cut right to the chase.

To help you make sure your vehicle is road ready, even just for the car ride home to your driveway or garage, follow these 10 tips for taking your car out of storage:

  1. Remove any covering you placed over your car to protect it from dust or scratches.
  2. Call your insurance company to resume your road insurance again. This can take 2-3 weeks depending on your insurance company and how fast they can report to the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
  3. Check that your license plate sticker is valid – if not, renew it.
  4. Check the floor for leaks.
  5. Make sure you remove any baking soda boxes you placed inside at the time of storage to control odours – that’s a mess you don’t want to clean up!
  6. If you followed our plastic bag over the air inlet and exhaust pipe tip to prevent dust, make sure you remove it.
  7. Charge the battery.
  8. Check the tires for pressure.
  9. Check all fluid levels for safety.
  10. ALWAYS check that your brakes work! Drive your car out very slowly and pump the breaks a few times to confirm that you can successfully stop your vehicle.

You’re all set!

Safe driving and we’re looking forward to helping you again with your car storage needs in the fall and winter seasons.

Still have questions? We’re here to help! Call, text or email us, or come for a visit – we love visitors!

Your friend in self-storage,

Storage Solutions


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amer hashem (Milton)
a month ago

Very reliable storage. A good solution to park your car and keeping it protected from all weather conditions. Although a bit remote location.. but the price and the service was worth it.

Riley Rogozynski (Woodstock)
a week ago

I went in to find out some information on storage units for when I move in a couple weeks and was happily surprised by the customer service I received. I had looked at a few other storage facilities in Woodstock but their customer service was terrible compared to Jared's from Storage Solutions. He was professional and understanding of my needs and was ready to help anywhere he could. I will definitely be spreading the word to any of my friends looking for units!

Jennifer Sibbitt (Milton)
a week ago

Staff are very friendly and helpful. The facility is well maintained, clean and secure. I highly recommend Storage Solutions!

Janet Kennedy (Woodstock)
2 weeks ago

Great rates for a clean, secure, well lit place. Really good staff and a company that cares. New facility and the competitors are pretty tired looking and charging the same rates (if not a bit more).

Abeer Nauman (Milton)
a day ago

Very friendly staff. Always great service. Would highly recommend.

Lindsay Munro (Milton)
4 months ago

My husband and I recently relocated from the US and needed a place to store all of our belongings while we secured a new home. The folks at Storage Solutions advised us on the right size unit for our needs, at the right price. They were kind and helpful with all of our "first-timer" questions. We were very confident in the security of the place, and had absolutely no issues. I would highly recommend and use them again if needed.

Ashley Kelly (Milton)
a month ago

Been storing office and personal items for years. Have had various size units. Prices are great and staff has always been helpful.