How to Store Your Summer Toys for the Winter

How to Store Your Summer Toys for the Winter

Learn how to properly store your boat, motorcycle, and RV for the winter months ahead.

When you begin to feel a chill in the air, you know that summer is coming to an end.  This means that it’s time to prepare your summer toys for winter storage.  Follow these steps to get your boat, motorcycle, or RV ready to be safely stored away.

The first thing you should do to prepare your summer toys for storage is to clean the inside and outside of your vehicles thoroughly.  Apply wax to the exterior of your vehicles to prevent rusting and consider investing in a cover for additional protection.

For boats and RVs, make sure there isn’t any water in the engine or plumbing systems.  You should also use antifreeze according to your vehicle’s instruction manual.

If you still have fuel in your vehicle’s engine, make sure you add some fuel stabilizer.  Without it, the old fuel sitting in your gas tank could damage your motor.

Make sure that your tires are all stable and check for any small leaks.  If your summer toys need repairs, it’s better to address them before putting them into storage.  The longer some issues sit, the worse they can get.

If you cannot or choose not to store your vehicles on your own property, check local storage options.  Make sure they have experience storing similar items and see what their storage units look like.  Ideally, you’ll want to use a facility that has good security and dry, heated units.  Facilities that charge monthly fees are also helpful as you’ll only need to store your toys for the winter months.

Even though your summer toys will be put away for the winter, it’s still important to have year-round insurance to cover possible damages or theft.  To find the best insurance coverage for your various summer vehicles, contact the professionals at East End Insurance Agency.  Located in Southold, New York, our team is ready to assist you with all your personal coverage needs.

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