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January 7, 2020
For car owners, there are two basic options for where you can park—outside, or in a garage. However, some people may not have indoor parking, but the option to add a metal garage structure to your property is an affordable choice that provides your car with covered protection. But, is this option worth it? Are there enough benefits to parking inside to justify the addition of a new building? Let’s take a closer look at the key benefits of keeping your car in a garage.
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This is likely the most important point of all, so it’s a good place to start. When you park inside night after night, you protect your vehicle from the elements. Just about anything that Mother Nature brings to your area could potentially damage your car, including the blazing sun, pouring rains, freezing temperatures, piles of snow, and more. You’ll feel good going to bed at night knowing your vehicle is tucked away safely in the garage.
One of the tricky things about this point is that the wear and tear from being parked outside isn’t going to show itself in any sudden, obvious ways–at least, not in most cases. Rather, it will be the cumulative effect of the weather beating down on your vehicle that could potentially shorten its lifespan. If you’d like to get the longest possible life out of your car, parking in a garage is the way to go.
No matter where you live, there are sure to be times of the year when getting in and out of your vehicle is an uncomfortable experience if you park outside. For instance, if you live in a hot part of the country, getting into your vehicle late in the afternoon in the middle of the summer will not be fun. Everything will be scorching hot, and you will probably break into a sweat even before the air conditioner has a chance to do its job. If you were parked in a garage, though, this wouldn’t be a problem. The car may still be a bit warm, but it would be out of the direct sun, so sitting down behind the wheel wouldn’t be such an unpleasant task.
The story is much the same in the middle of winter in a cold climate. In fact, it might be even worse. If you walk out of the door to head for work long before the sun is going to rise,your car is going to be absolutely frigid. There may be snow or ice to clear off the windshield, and you’ll be chilled to the core while waiting for the heater to get going. Your mornings would be far more enjoyable if you could just open the garage door, start the engine, and be on your way.
If you are the type of car owner who likes to manage some maintenance tasks on your own, like changing the oil or swapping out air filters, it will be nice to have your vehicle in a garage. This is because you’ll have a controlled, weather-protected space in which to work,and the floor should be relatively level. As long as you keep your garage clean enough to move around the vehicle with ease while working on it, this will be a nice space to get your tasks completed.
Also, being inside is a nice environment for cleaning your car from time to time. It’s a good idea to go through your vehicle periodically to remove garbage, vacuum the carpets, wipe down the dash,etc. You don’t have to be parked in a garage to do these jobs, but it will make it a little easier to be closer to your equipment. It always feels good to sit down in your vehicle for a long drive and find that your surroundings are clean and tidy, so get into the habit of periodic cleanings while parked in your new garage.
Now that we have established the key benefits of keeping your car in a garage, the next step is an easy one–contact American Carports, Inc. to order your new structure. We offer complete customization with our Build & Price Tool, so you can create a steel garage that is going to fit on your property and serve your needs perfectly. We are excited to assist you!