Storing Your Vehicle at IMT
At Indiana Motor Trucks we can store any vehicle big or small indoors or outdoors. If you have vehicles sitting around taking up space contact us now. At Indiana Motor Trucks we store, Semi’s, RV’s, Campers, Trailers, Boats,Motorcycles, Atv’s & Anything else on wheels. We will store your vehicles in a heated storage facility with 24 hour camera surveillance & security alarm systems. Indiana Motor Trucks also provides pick up & delivery for vehicles going into storage. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for all of your vehicle storage needs.
Safety and Security
- $2,000,000 Liability Policy, $1,000,000 Each occurrence
- Only company owner has access to building
- Motion sensor building alarm system
- Redundant fire suppression system
- Optional motion sensor detection system for each vehicle
- Optional tracking system for each vehicle
- 24/7 CCTV Camera Monitoring
- Vehicles Are Stored in Climate Controlled environment at 72 Degrees
- The Facility has redundant dehumidifier systems to keep humidity low
Preparing Your Vehicle For Storage
People have many reasons for putting a car into storage: prevent winter damage, military deployment, extended honeymoon, archeological dig, overseas job, and love. That’s right, love. There may come a time when it seems more practical to sell the car before setting out on the adventure, but what if you just absolutely love that car?
Whether an it’s a classic Corvette, Lamborghini, Semi or your daily driver make sure it is prepared correctly. The better your vehicle is prepared going into storage the easier it will be start when you get it out.
Before you put your vehicle into storage, some preparation needs to be done so that the car degrades as little as possible.
Long term storage is considered anything over thirty days, it is of the utmost importance that your car is properly prepared for long term storage. At IMT we offer storage preparation services such as a full vehicle fluid change including (oil & filter change, anti-freeze, transmission fluid, brake fluid & power steering fluid) vehicle cleaning, vehicle detailing, a free introductory inspection to catch any issues that may arise during long term storage, battery trickle charging, car covers, vehicle winterization, our rust/corrosion protection program & much more.
Choose The Right Location To Store Your Vehicle
Naturally, the first thing to consider when looking for a vehicle storage area is location. Protecting the vehicle from the outside elements is paramount. The most important thing and the top of most lists is to select a dark and dry place to discourage rust, corrosion, and sun damage.
If left to the elements, you may find your vehicle littered with rust and rodents or their dropping (or their offspring.) Setting the air conditioning to “recirculate” should close the ventilation system off to the outside and help stop rodents from gaining access to the interior. If this is a big concern, closing off the air intake and tail pipes will keep bugs and other critters out of the engine as well as block the circulation of moist air which can lead to corrosion of critical components.”
A garage or indoor storage facility would be the first choice, but if you’re self-storage location happens to be outdoors, then your best bet is to use a weatherproof car cover. This will help maintain the paint and limit exposure to sun and rain. However, car enthusiasts seem to agree that car covers can also trap moisture and grit and harm a perfect paint job. Choose your cover carefully.
Cleanliness Can Help Your Interior Last Longer
A clean car comes through storage better than a filthy one. Most people will overlook this detail when they are trying to decide how to store a car. Yes, the engine and battery need attention, but so does the interior and exterior of the car. Clean the interior thoroughly, dirt, dust & other contaminants can cause serious harm to the interior of your vehicle
Once the interior is spotless and fresh, take the time to wash and wax the exterior from top to bottom. Don’t forget areas such as the door-jambs, and under the hood. Leave no painted surface untouched.
Prepare Your Vehicle To Start When You Pick It
When you pick your car up from storage, will it start? Here are a few simple steps to make sure it will.
- Fuel Systems, Oil and filter, anti-freeze, power steering fluid, tranny fluid and brake fluid should all be changed right before storage. A week or two before storage is OK except the oil, make that as fresh as possible.”
- The Gas tank. The tank should be full with fresh, quality fuel. Fresh gas will last a full year if kept at a fairly stable temperature below 80 degrees.
- The Battery. The car battery should be either disconnected, connected to a battery maintainer, (also called a trickle charger or battery tender), or removed completely from the vehicle. Completely removing the battery from the car will prevent corrosive battery acids from escaping and damaging the car.
- Tires Consider using plastic sheeting to prevent moisture from degrading the tires and be sure tires are at their proper air pressure. Resting the vehicle on blocks or a jack stands can help keep the tires from “flat-spotting” while in storage. However, the jacks should “support the car at the outermost points of the suspension so the springs and shocks/struts are in a natural state.
- Brakes. Disengage the parking brake before storage. It may stick to the brake drum and cause future issues. For manual transmissions, leave the gear in neutral. Car stands or wheel blocks should keep the car from rolling.
- Insurance— Insurance regulations for inactive vehicles can vary state to state. It is important to do your homework and check with your insurance company.
- Registration— Depending on how long the car will be inactive, you might need to file an Affidavit of Non-use with the DMV. This can vary state to state, so check with your local DMV.
- Storage Facility Requirements— Whether you store at Indiana Motor Trucks or someplace else, it’s always a good idea to find out what is required by the facility owner prior to arriving with your vehicle. We want to good care of your vehicle(s)
Posted rates are month to month based on contract terms. Pricing is determined by total length of vehicle including trailer if applicable.
Full Service Storage:
Up to 15′ – $136.25
Up to 20′ – $180.00
Up to 25′ – $223.75
Up to 30′ – $267.50
Up to 35′ – $311.25
Up to 40′ – $355.00
Up to 45′ – $398.75
Indoor Storage Only:
Up to 15′ – $113.75
Up to 20′ – $150.00
Up to 25′ – $186.25
Up to 30′ – $222.50
Up to 35′ – $258.75
Up to 40′ – $295.00
Up to 45′ – $331.25
*Our Second Location
Up to 20′ – $60.00
Up to 30′ – $90.00
Up to 40′ – $120.00
Over 45′ – $125.00
Daily Rate $25.00 per day
High Value/Exotic Vehicle Storage
- Rates Vary Depending On The Value Of The Vehicle
- Optional Battery Trickle charging
- Optional Vehicle Motion Sensor $55 Per Month
- Optional GPS/Cellular Tracking System $55 Per Month
5% Percent off your first purchase/service at Indiana Motor Trucks
Contact Us Today For a Storage Quote
Additional Storage Services
Battery Trickle Charging $15 per month