Expert Advice for Car Storage

All Questions on Car Storage

Can I pause my car insurance while I’m traveling?
I’m going on a six-month backpacking trip across Southeast Asia this spring, and I’m leaving my car at home. Since I won’t be driving it for six months, I don’t want to pay for car insurance I don’t need. Can I pause my car insurance while I’m traveling?
Talullah Blanco
Jan 28, 2022
Where can I leave my car when traveling?
I’m flying to Costa Rica this spring for a much-needed vacation. I’ll be gone for a month and don’t feel comfortable leaving my car in front of my house. Where should I leave my car when I’m traveling?
Talullah Blanco
Jan 24, 2022
How do you store a Toyota Prius?
I’m going overseas for a six-month job contract, but I want to make sure I keep my Toyota Prius in great shape while I’m gone. What do I need to do to properly store a Toyota Prius?
Eric Schad
Dec 29, 2021
How can I put my Honda Civic's back seats down?
What’s the easiest way to put my Honda Civic’s back seats down? I want to make more space so I can transport my bike without installing a bike rack.
Liz Jenson
Dec 27, 2021
How do you pull down a Honda Civic back seat?
What’s the best way to pull down a Honda Civic back seat? I thought my seats were supposed to fold, but I can’t find any straps on them.
Liz Jenson
Dec 27, 2021
How do you lower the back seat in a Honda Civic?
What’s the best way to lower the back seat in my Honda Civic? I want to transport a bed frame in my car, but I can’t figure out how to do it without removing the whole seat back, which seems extreme.
Liz Jenson
Jan 28, 2022
How much does it cost to send a car to Puerto Rico?
How much would I have to pay to send my car to Puerto Rico? I’m traveling there for about six months and I would love to have my own car with me if possible. I’m also wondering if it would be cheaper to just ship my car there than to rent a car and store my car for the whole six months I’m gone.
Liz Jenson
Nov 30, 2021
How should I store a classic car outside?
What's the best way to store a classic car outside? I'm bringing my Ford Model T to my parents' house for a few weeks, and they don't have room in the garage. I need to figure out how to keep it safe outside—what’s the best way to store it outside?
Joshua Levy
Nov 30, 2021
How long does it take for a car to rust?
I’m studying overseas for the semester and my parents offered to let me store my car in their driveway. I’m worried that it will rust since it’s uncovered. How much time needs to pass before a car rusts?
Liz Jenson
Nov 29, 2021
How many square feet are in a single car garage?
How many square feet are there in a normal single car garage? I’m considering buying this house but the garage seems really small and I’m not positive that my car will fit.
Liz Jenson
Nov 26, 2021
How do I store a car in Florida?
I live in Florida, but I got a one-year job contract in New York City. I won’t need my car in the Big Apple, so I’m going to keep it at my house in Tampa. I’ve never stored a car before, so I’m wondering, how do I store a car in Florida?
Eric Schad
Nov 25, 2021
How do you remove dust from a car exterior?
My Corvette has been sitting in my garage all winter and has gotten seriously dusty! What’s the best way to remove dust from the exterior?
Will Baldwin
Nov 23, 2021
How many square feet is a 2-car garage?
My wife and I are looking at homes, and we found a great one with a two-car garage. We were hoping for some storage space along with our two cars, but we aren’t sure it’s big enough. What’s the standard square footage for a 2-car garage?
Joshua Levy
Nov 23, 2021
How many square feet are typical for a 2-car garage?
I’m working with a contractor to expand my house. I’d like a two-car garage, but don’t know if I have space for it. What’s a standard amount of square feet for a normal two-car garage?
Joshua Levy
Nov 23, 2021
How long can a car battery sit unused?
My car’s battery seemed to be on the fritz recently, so I bought a replacement. But my neighbor offered to charge the old one for me, and it’s been working great since. The replacement battery has never been used. I can’t return it, but how long can a car battery sit unused?
Jack Walsh
Nov 22, 2021
How big are 3 car garages?
What size are standard three-car garages? My wife and I are buying a new house with a three-car garage. I want to plan the layout ahead of time, but I don’t know exactly how big three-car garages usually are.
Joshua Levy
Nov 17, 2021
How wide is a three-car garage?
I’m looking into buying a new house, and I want to make sure it has space for my four cars. I know a four-car garage would be ideal—but I’d like to buy a smaller property if possible. How big are standard three-car garages?
Joshua Levy
Nov 23, 2021
How big is a standard two-car garage?
My husband and I are building our first home.We need to figure out which kind of garage would best suit our needs. We only have two cars, but we also want extra space in the garage. What are the measurements for a normal two-car garage?
Joshua Levy
Nov 17, 2021
How long can a car sit without being driven?
I'm thinking about storing my car for the winter (we get a lot of snow where I live, and I doubt I'd be driving very much anyway). How long can a car sit before it needs to be driven? Would storage damage my car in some way?
Liz Jenson
Nov 16, 2021
How much is car storage?
I’m thinking about storing my second car for the winter since it isn’t really drivable in the snow. How much would it cost to put my car in storage?
Will Baldwin
Nov 01, 2021
How do you freeze your car insurance?
I’m about to go abroad for a semester. I want to freeze my car insurance since I won't be driving my car for a few months. How can I freeze my insurance?
Will Baldwin
Oct 29, 2021
How do you store a car long term?
What’s the best way to store a car for several months? I've got a classic car and I think I'll need to store it for the winter.
Joshua Levy
Oct 26, 2021
How do you start a car that has been sitting for a long time?
What’s the best way to start a car that hasn’t run for a while? My sister and I found an old car in my uncle's garage and we want to get it moving again.
Joshua Levy
Oct 26, 2021
How do you clean oil off a concrete driveway?
What’s the best way to clean oil off my concrete driveway? My car was leaking oil, and now there’s a big splotch of an oil stain in my driveway.
Liz Jenson
Oct 26, 2021
How do I keep my car cool in the summer?
What are some ways I can keep my car cool in the summer? I have leather seats, and they always get so hot.
Liz Jenson
Oct 26, 2021
How should you store a classic car outside?
What's the best way to store a classic car outside? I'm bringing my Ford Model T to my parents' house for a few weeks. They don't have room in the garage. I need to figure out how to keep it safe outside.
Joshua Levy
Oct 20, 2021
How can I freeze my insurance?
I am going on a trip for six months. I don't want to pay for my car insurance while I'm away. Can I freeze my car insurance?
Emily Maracle
Oct 19, 2021
What is the best way to protect my car while it is stored for winter?
This will be my first winter as a retiree and I have decided to become a snowbird! Since I will be in Florida six months of the year, how should I store my car for the winter? Is there anything I can do to protect it while I am gone?
Shannon Martin
Oct 14, 2021
How do I put my car insurance on hold?
I'm studying abroad for a semester, but I don't want to cancel my car insurance in case I have to come back early. However, I don't want to pay for my plan while I'm not using my car—so is there any way I can I put my insurance on hold?
Eric Schad
Oct 12, 2021
How do you fit a car cover?
I'm going on a month-long study abroad trip, and I'm planning to store my car. I want to keep it protected while I'm gone. I heard car covers are good for protection, but I'm not sure where to start looking. How do I find a car cover to fit it?
Emily Maracle
Oct 04, 2021

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