Safe Storage for Summer Vehicles

It’s no secret that the weather has dramatically changed in Wisconsin.  Just a few weeks ago, we were all sweltering under the sizzling summer sun; now there’s a chill in the air as temperatures dip lower and lower every night.  While we were enjoying the summer heat out on our boats, personal watercraft, and other recreational vehicles just a few weeks ago, it is now time to pack up our summer toys for the year.

Consult your owner’s manual for suggestions on storing your boat, RV, or other vehicle.  Thoroughly clean all equipment and drain all fuel lines, pumps, and tanks.  Check the pressure on all tires and inspect the vehicle for any leaks.  Don’t forget to regularly check the vehicle’s battery while it is stored to ensure it does not freeze.  It’s also a good idea to invest in a proper cover for either the whole vehicle, or at least the engine.

It is also a good idea to contact your insurance agent to inform them that you are storing your vehicle for the winter.  It may be possible to take the vehicle off the policy while you have it stored so you can save some money on your insurance.  Always talk over this decision with your insurance agent, as they will be able to give you the best information before you make your decision.


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