Storing your 911 ten top tips
01 Think about convenience.
Decide whether you plan on permanent, longer-term storage or will want occasional access to the car. 02
Ask specialists for advice on finding a reputable storage company. This isn’t the time to cut corners. 03
Be sure to inspect the storage premises. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and ensure you understand what’s included and the costs involved. 04 It’s imperative to make sure that documentation is in order, especially insurance. A
SORN declaration may be appropriate, too. 05
Storing the car yourself? Then prepare it first. It should be clean and thoroughly dry, and treat leather, rubber and chrome parts to prevent deterioration. 06 Protect the mechanicals. Change the oil and filter, ensure anti-freeze levels are correct, maintain the battery and prevent flat-spotting of tyres. Don’t depress the clutch pedal during storage; the handbrake should be off, and remember that convertibles should have the hood raised. 07
Consider an inflatable cocoon for maximum protection. A simple car cover may suffice in a dry, wellprotected environment, but otherwise condensation may be an issue. 08
If you’re using a dehumidifier then make sure it’ll be up to the job. Not all are suitable for use in a freezing garage. 09
Keep safety in mind. There’s the risk of fuel vapour building up, so consider draining the tank and system during long-term storage. 10
For peace of mind inspect the car regularly, especially if your own storage facility isn’t attached to your home. You don’t want to return in the spring to find the building has flooded, or the car’s been stolen!