For those who picked up some new toys this summer, such as a boat, motorcycle, or ATV, you may be transitioning into the fall for the first time wondering about how you’re going to store your new toy. With these simple tips, transitioning from summer to fall is a breeze!
Storing a Motorcycle
• Top off the fuel tank.
• Fill up all of your fluids.
• Do a fresh oil change.
• Conserve your battery life by removing it and trickle charge it.
• Be sure to apply a fresh coat of wax.
• Pick a safe, dry, dark place for your bike to rest for “hibernation.”
Storing a Boat
Do: Be sure to clean your boat thoroughly. It’s important to keep your boat pest free, empty any food storage compartments, and throw away perishables that can attract rodents.
Don’t: Try to avoid storing your boat in your driveway. While it could save you money, it could be difficult to pull into the garage or park other vehicles.
Do: Try to rust proof any exposed metal areas on your boat.
Do: conserve your battery life by removing it and trickle charge it.
Do: drain the fuel tank, or add stabilizer for long periods of storage
Storing an ATV
• Do a full clean on your ATV, with soap, rinse and lubricant.
• Drain the fuel tank, or add stabilizer for long periods of storage.
• Tend to the battery with a battery tender.
• Inflate all the tires to the proper PSI.
• Do a fresh oil change, and change out the filter as well to be extra safe.
• Cover your ATV, but don’t use plastic. Use a breathable fabric if possible.
Above all. Make sure your toys are adequately insured. Give us a call to review your policy.