Dothan, Alabama
1405 Ross Clark Cir
Dothan, AL 36301
(334) 671-4770
This American Self Storage facility is located on the eastern side of the Ross Clark Circle south of the Medical Center. It features climate controlled and non-climate controlled storage as well as boat and RV storage.

3 Tips for Long-Term Automobile Storage August 25, 2017

3 Tips for Long-Term Automobile Storage, Dothan, Alabama

If you own a classic car, a self-storage unit is the ideal space for long- or short-term automobile storage, whether you’re spending weeks out of town or want to keep it in good shape during the winter months. Since long-term options mean that the vehicle will be stored for a month or more, you should prepare it properly so it drives out as smoothly as it drove in. 

3 Tips for Long-Term Automobile Storage

1. Fill Up Your Fluids

automobile storageBefore heading to self-storage, top off your vehicle’s fluids, including changing the oil and replacing the filter. Maintaining fluid levels keeps your engine well-preserved, even when it’s not running. If you’re choosing long-term storage, keeping fluids at full capacity is the key to preventing engine breakdowns and damage. 

2. Disconnect Your Battery

When putting your car away for a month or more, disconnecting the battery will help to prevent any possible corrosion under the hood. Additionally, if you have made any modern electrical modifications to your classic vehicle, these can drain the battery even when the car is turned off.  

3. Cover Your Car

In addition to protecting your car’s interior, protect the exterior with a high-quality, waterproof cover stretching the vehicle’s full length. Wash away any dust and dirt, followed by a good wipe-down to keep paint protected. Dust and other environmental particles can collect and erode your paint job, so covering the car is a smart move. 


Offering self-storage solutions to suit every need, the professional staff at American Self Storage helps residents stow their stuff throughout southeast Alabama, with facilities in Dothan, Enterprise, and Ozark. If you require long-term automobile storage, you’re in the best of hands with climate-controlled, well-lit facilities and 24-hour video surveillance. Visit the website to learn more, or visit one of their locations today.

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