Preparing Your Ford for Winter Storage in Kelowna

May 25,2022

If it is time to put your Mustang in storage for the winter, there are some essential steps to ensure that your pony car is not damaged while in hibernation. Use these tips from our Technicians at Skaha Ford's Service Department in BC to keep your vehicle safe and protected: 1. Cover it: A garage or warehouse is the best place to store your vehicle over the winter. Use a weatherproof car cover if you must store the vehicle outdoors. 2. Clean it: Road salt, water stains and bird droppings can damage a vehicle's paint. Before storing it for the season, give the interior and exterior a thorough detailing to protect its finishes. 3. Top it up: If you are storing your Ford for more than a month, make sure to change the oil and top up any fluids, including the gas tank. A fuel stabilizer is also necessary to prevent ethanol buildup. 4. Charge it: It's a good idea to turn the vehicle on every two weeks and take it for a drive. This will keep the battery in good shape and prevent any flat spots from forming on the tires. 5. Protect it: Rodents can do significant damage if they gain access to major components or the vehicle's cabin. Cover any gaps that critters can access, including the air intake and exhaust pipe. Need help getting your Ford ready for winter storage? Our Service Department can top up your fluids, test your battery and complete an oil change for you. To book an appointment, contact us at Skaha Ford in BC.