The Goodwood Revival is over for another year, and sadly that can mean only one thing… Winter is coming! So, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to ensure your vehicle weathers the season ahead.
If you’ve been looking for car storage units or facilities in Hampshire or West Sussex, then look no further! At South Downs Secure we can keep your pride and joy safe and warm over the winter months.
So why is it so important to invest in winter car storage? It doesn’t matter whether your car is a vintage, classic or supercar, like all of the finer things in life, it needs a little TLC. You probably wouldn’t store your vintage port in your greenhouse over the summer months… And if you did, you probably wouldn’t expect it to taste its best when you cracked it open. Similarly, if you want to step into your car in a few months time and listen to the engine purr, (or roar) as you start it up… You really should think about how you treat it over the coming months.
Risks your vehicle faces over the winter months – And how we help:
We live in the U.K. Yes we’ve had a stonking summer, but winter is coming!
Adverse weather conditions over the winter period can be bad enough on their own. But as the temperatures cool, the gritting trucks come out in earnest, and that’s a big problem for your vehicle. Paintwork and alloy wheels can be damaged, and corrosion can occur. Having your car safely in winter car storage will, of course, lessen this risk considerably. At South Downs Secure we understand that there is nothing better than motoring in beautiful Hampshire or West Sussex on a crisp winter’s day. For that reason, we’ll ensure that access to your car is readily available, but when you return it to us, we’ll also ensure it’s washed and dried to remove corrosive salt and road spray.
When the temperatures dip rodents will always head for warm garages and cars.
Our purpose built car storage facility is totally secure, and no furry friends have access to the inner sanctum. Their name, quite simply, isn’t on the list!
Coming in from the cold and condensation.
If your classic, vintage or supercar is driven in rain or snow during the day, it’s understandable that you want to get it back to the warmth of your garage. But this in itself can contribute to condensation. Condensation also occurs with fluctuating overnight temperatures. The average humidity in the U.K. is around 73%, rising over the winter months to 85 – 90%. Unlike many car storage units, the facility at South Downs Secure is humidity controlled (not just air-conditioned). If you’re not sure why this is so important, then you may find this article from the archives interesting. Our storage unit is also fully insulated to help maintain suitable ambient temperatures with no large temperature fluctuations.
To find out more about the winter car storage facilities we offer at South Downs Secure give us a call. Unlike many other car storage units based in Hampshire or around the South we don’t store boats or caravans, we’re dedicated to the storage of vintage cars, classic cars, supercars and all kinds of specialist vehicles because that’s our passion! Just like it’s yours.