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  • Post last modified:October 16, 2020
  • Post category:classic car insurance

As classic car enthusiasts, we know you spend years investing, looking for, and rebuilding your dream car or, if you’re fortunate, you’ve been able to purchase a fully restored, work of art. In any instance, you want to secure your classic car at all costs. When it comes to classic car storage, money is not the only thing at stake here. Like most collector auto insurance plans, how you store your vehicle will play a part in your premiums as well as your coverage.

At Paradiso insurance we want to help you determine what to do to protect your vintage vehicle in winter, so when it comes out of storage, it is as predestined as the day you put it away, all the while providing policies that protect you and your car. 

Many collector car insurance plans have clear vehicle storage criteria and specifications. Each insurance policy is different, so it’s important to follow the requirements listed within your policy.

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Home Garage 

If you own a house, you are also likely to own secure parking space for your vintage vehicle. Storing your car in a garage ensures safety from the elements and at least an extent of safety from moisture variations.

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Dedicated storage centers are definitely one of the best places to store your vehicle. They appeal to automobile lovers, have drive-up service, and 24-7 access to your vehicle, and are comfortable. These facilities also have a monitored atmosphere, allowing you the peace of mind that your vehicle is safe from mold and rust. 

Private Buildings

A private building is another insurer-approved solution and perhaps the best collector car off-premise storage alternative since you are the only person to have access to the storage area. Detached garages or barns are also common alternatives, with a detached garage generally having the most security. Carports can offer safety against sunshine and frost, but are not as popular because they do not protect against all conditions such as humidity variations, making them a less attractive option if mold is an issue in your area.

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More Classic Car Storage Tips

There are more ways to ensure the safety and protection of your vintage vehicle by taking the following precautions:

  1. Fill your car’s gas tank before you put it away for any period of time.
  2. Change your oil before storing 
  3. Park on a Moisture Barrier to avoid mold or rust.
  4. Remove the Battery or hook it up to a battery tender.
  5. Get a car lift for easy access for renovations or cleaning. It also saves the car from possible flooding. 

The Takeaway

At Paradiso Insurance, we understand how important classic car storage is because like you, many of us also own classic cars. Because of this, we can help you ensure you have the right coverage on your vehicle because we’ve been there ourselves! If you have questions on your policy or if you’re looking for a new quote give our team a call today at 860-684-5270 and we’d be happy to help today!