For car lovers, owning a classic car is certainly a bucket list item. Nothing compares to being able to cruise around on a nice day in a car that turns heads while paying homage to some of the best automobiles ever built.
However, storing those cars in off-season is one of the things many may not think about. If you live in an area where there’s winter weather, you’ll want to consider storage options to protect your investment.
Not only is two-wheel drive a poor option in snowy weather, but there’s also the potential for rust to occur from the salt on the roadways which your classic car will be exposed to in the winter months. Storing it somewhere safe is the best option to allow you to enjoy your classic car again once the nice weather begins.
Here are some easy and affordable options for storing your classic car in the winter.
Carports for Classic Cars
Renting a storage unit is costly and if you don’t have a garage or room on your property to build a permanent dwelling, portable carports are a great alternative. Not only do they protect your car from the damage of constant exposure to water and UV rays, but they also help keep the car free of mold and mildew when not in use.
Carports are typically made of galvanized or powder-coated, heavy-duty steel frames and polyethylene covers. This also protects what’s inside from damage caused by debris or other issues winter weather can bring.
You could even opt to protect your vehicle indoors using a car capsule. These usually come in a 14 to 22 ft. length and are used to keep rust, dirt and dings away. If your classic car is truly one-of-a-kind then protecting is probably high on your priority list. The car capsule is made from 10 mil PVC material and is flame, mildew, and rot resistant. The base is made from 18oz. herculite, which won’t be damaged by oil, gas, or antifreeze, and is inflated using a 12-volt fan to create a protective barrier that’s so strong a hammer or similar object cannot deflate it.
Since everyone’s storage needs can vary, Carport Depot offers a selection of shelter options to choose from. Shop our selection today.