Prep your N Charlotte Toyota to take on a hurricane!

Prep your N Charlotte Toyota to take on a hurricane!
N Charlotte Toyota tips
N Charlotte Toyota tips
It’s certainly been busy out in the Atlantic lately, hasn’t it? Hurricane Danny fizzled out, but Hurricane Erika is right on its heels and who knows what else is brewing out there? Our N Charlotte Toyota dealership is here to share tips on how to prepare your car for hurricanes, tropical storms, and other types of bad weather that we face here on the East coast – let’s get started! 

Our N Charlotte Toyota Service Center can help you prepare for a storm! 

Even if you’re not planning on getting out of town, you should still make sure your car is ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice. Hurricanes are wildly unpredictable, so you need to be ready to leave if things get bad! Gas up your car well before the storm hits, and be sure that you visit our N Charlotte Toyota Service Center to have your tires, brakes, battery, headlights, and wipers – all elements that need to be in tip top shape for bad weather – ready to go! 

Protect your N Charlotte Toyota from bad weather 

If you’re planning on staying in town with your N Charlotte Toyota when a hurricane hits, you have to take the proper steps to protect it. Here are some of our top tips for shielding it from the storm: 
  • Find covered parking for your car. An enclosed garage is best, but a covered parking garage or even a carport will help lend some protection to your car. 
  • If you can’t find cover for your N Charlotte Toyota car, then you should at least tarp it to protect it from smaller hail and debris. Be sure to fasten the tarp down securely so it doesn’t flap around or rip off in the wind! 
  • Park your N Charlotte Toyota on higher ground. If you live in an area that experiences flooding, you may face serious (and expensive) water damage to your car, so park it on higher ground to ensure you protect it! Also, be sure to park it away from trees, telephone poles, or anything that could become a flying projectile in high winds! 
  • Remove all valuables and important documents from your N Charlotte Toyota – that way they’re safe if your car does get damaged from the storm. 
  • Put tape over your car windows in x’s. This won’t prevent you from having to get N Charlotte Toyota glass repair – the window will still break if debris hits it – but it will make glass cleanup a bit easier after the storm is over! 
And always, always be ready to evacuate. Don’t park your car too far from where you live just in case you face a mandatory evacuation or have to get out of town quickly. Make sure it’s accessible, and locate those spare keys just in case! 
Have questions or want our N Charlotte Toyota Service techs to check out your ride before a storm arrives? Call us at (888) 378-1214 today – we’re open seven days a week!