Posts tagged auto storage
Be Careful Who You Store Your Car With

Last week we took a vehicle in from a customer who had originally stored his prized Mercedes 380 SL with one of our competitors. His initial phone call to us was a distressed one. He had been storing his car for many years with these people through several ownership and name changes. The current owners left his car sitting for over 3 years without starting! …this is not conjecture, the company’s own documentation left in the car before it was…

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Be VERY Careful Who You Choose To Transport Your Car

Since we store cars, it’s only natural that we interface quite often with transport companies. Sometimes customers self select transporters to have their car retrieved and sometimes we receive them for short or long holds. We also do business with a fantastic transport company out of Connecticut called A-AAA Auto Transport. Send Ian a message for a transport quote if you need a solid broker! Auto Transport can be a nasty business. Lots of brokers and truckers and only a…

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How To Put Your Vehicle On a PNO Status

We get a lot of questions about suspending registration with the DMV. This is called ‘Planned Non Op Status’ or PNO . This will hopefully provide some answers on when and how to go about doing this. ***note that this is for the CA DMV only *** If your car isn’t going to be on the road for a while and you want to completely cancel your insurance, you need to put the vehicle on a PNO status with the…

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Make Sure You Do This When Storing Your Tesla

We’ve had quite a few electric cars come through our doors now. One volt had even been stored with us for two years with no fuss. We’d like to think we have these electrics figured out but we had a surprise with two Teslsas (oddly at the same time) while in our care. The Key fob had gone completely dead. These keys are expensive so you could imagine our panic, thinking we were going to have to buy two new…

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Go to the South OC Cars and Coffee!

I decided to wake up at the buttcrack of dawn, clean my car and park it at the Outlets in San Clemente this past weekend. I am really glad I did. This is the cars and coffee for people who love everything. New Ferraris, Armored Cars, Off Roaders, Imports…everything. Best of all the owners are all super approachable and love their vehicles…no pretense, no snobbery. This is a weekly show on Saturdays from 7-9.

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We Made More Room!

I know its been a while since we’d last updated our blog. We undertook an extensive project to re-purpose some of our warehouse space for more cars! Over the past 2 months we demo’d a food processing plant at our Otay location. We now have an extra 10,000 square feet in which to house more civilian and military member’s cars and trucks. Heres a short video of us dropping the final vent ducts for clearance. A post shared by AAAA…

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Welcome Home to The Sailors and Marines of the Makin Island, Somerset and Comstock!

We have been gearing up for this day for the last several months…the USS Makin Island Battle group has returned from deployment. We took in over 80 cars from Marines and Sailors about 6 mos ago. After their tour of duty they arrived back on US shores today. Thank you for allowing us to take care of your cars, trucks, motorcycles. It was a privilege to do so!

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How To Properly Check Your Oil (3 ways)

One of the most important things to do on your car is to check your fluids. This is especially important for cars that we store! However with the mix of old and new cars out there, even something as simple as checking your oil can be annoying and confusing. Here are 3 of the most common setups that we run across to measure how much oil is in your engine… Old School-The Dipstick The tried and true way (that is…

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