Every motorist is well aware of the fact that from time to time there is a need to leave the car for some time for storage, for example, for the winter period. At first glance, this is best done in a garage. And although this method of long-term storage of a car has many advantages, do not forget that it also has significant disadvantages that should also be taken into account. It is also not worth "overexposing" the car in the garage.
Garage storage, as has already been emphasized, has a number of serious advantages. When closed indoors, the car is under much more protection than standing anywhere on the street, even in a special parking lot. In the garage, it is easier and more convenient to warm up the engine, and there, if necessary, it is much easier to charge the battery. Finally, the garage is the most reliable "shell" of the car from negligent drivers-neighbors, as well as sunlight, precipitation and other natural oddities.
Despite all of the above, there is a fairly large number of motorists who will say that the garage storage of the car has many drawbacks. Some motorists even claim that a car left in the garage “rots” much faster than if it was stored on the street. There is truth in such statements. Two potential enemies appear in the garage of the car. The first is rats. If they start in the garage complex, then sooner or later they can get to every car, start gnawing at the wiring and rubber hoses.
The second enemy is poor ventilation. If the storage room is not properly ventilated, the car body and its parts really begin to suffer from rust faster.
With all this, one should not forget that any long-term storage of a car without observing a special preservation procedure in less than a year will start destructive processes. They will find an extremely dramatic reflection in the condition of the bodywork, and then in many other elements. It doesn't matter where the car is stored - on the street or in the garage.
NoteIt is important to remember, however, that a properly ventilated garage is still in an advantageous position in relation to the parking lot.
Thus, if there is a need to leave your favorite car idle for a long time, it should be “walked out” at least once a month. This is necessary in order to give a load on the consumable fluids and working mechanisms. Remember that if the car is at a standstill, then over time, in any case, the battery is discharged in it, oil seals and rubber gaskets lose their elasticity, brake discs and pads begin to rust, and open parts of the wires are oxidized. In addition, there is a gradual deformation of the tires due to long downtime in one place. Moisture enters the oil and brake fluid, and the fuel begins to decompose.
Remember: when storing the machine for a long time, you should try to create the most comfortable conditions for its mechanisms.
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