One of the most popular and effective uses of an auto lift is to optimize storage space in your garage. If you have more vehicles than your garage can fit, a single-post storage lift is perfect for this. So why is it important to keep your car in a garage rather than just park it outside?
In Calgary, we’re certainly not strangers to harsh climate. Heavy winters can be particularly unforgiving for a vehicle, as parking it outside throughout the cold season will take a toll on its exterior, its battery, the various fluids the car depends on to operate, and more. Sunlight, heat, and rainfall will also do their fair share of damage to your paint job and interior over time. In addition to the weather, other natural factors such as plant debris and bird droppings are very much worth protecting your vehicle from. Keeping it in your home garage as much as possible will significantly mitigate these forms of wear and tear.
Vehicles are more sensitive to subtle environmental factors than you might think. It’s not just about the weather, it’s also about temperature and humidity more generally. Temperature affects the viscosity of motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and more, with both extreme heat and extreme cold each working against the longevity of your car if you’re not attentive. Excess moisture is prone to put extra strain on many components of a vehicle’s inner workings as well. On the inside of a garage, you have a heightened degree of protection from extremes, further ensuring that your vehicle is happy for as long as possible.
Whether or not you have a classic car collection, you want to do everything you can to prevent theft. There are many aspects of maintenance that have significant effects on the long-term viability of a vehicle, but theft is the surest way to cut things short between you and your beloved ride. Those who own classics know that the heightened degree of desirability makes theft more likely, but everyone should have the ability to keep their car safe, and a secure garage is a time-tested solution. If you don’t have room for all of your vehicles, get a lift to upgrade your storage instead of compromising on security.
Lift King has been Canada’s premier automotive lift company for years, now providing high-quality lifts to mechanics and car lovers all across the country. Customer service and value are our top priorities, so call (403) 283-1020 and find out why we’re the king of the lift industry!