Should I Block My Car?

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Every now and again, we get requests from customers to block their cars during storage…so I thought id clear this one up:

You really do not need to block your car during storage.

So we are all on the same page, when you ‘block’ a vehicle, you are raising it up off of the ground with wooden/ concrete blocks or jack stands. The idea here is to take the weight off of the suspension to help prevent flat spots in the tires.

For a 3-6 month time period a car benefits much more from being started and moved (a service we provide) than it would from being blocked and stationary.

Storage for longer periods of time (1 to 3 years) may require blocking, but it has been our experience that modern cars with radial tires (as opposed to bias ply tires, see picture below) do pretty well even if they aren’t blocked. We always consult with customers on a case by case basis.

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If you are in doubt you can always contact the dealer of your make of car. Alternatively you could give us a call or shoot us an email. We’d be happy to help you out, even if you are not storing with us!

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