If you’re going to work on a car or truck over an extended period, then you’re going to have to consider how to keep that vehicle safe from the elements and would-be thieves.
Protecting Your Automotive Project
Car projects often take some time. After all, these are passion projects that involve great attention to deal. What you want to avoid is making the project more difficult by adding to your workload, and there are a number of steps you can take to ensure that your project progresses without a hitch.
Provide an Ample and Covered Work Area
Ideally, your work area should be covered and have at least four feet of space between any side of the vehicle and a wall or other obstruction. The more space the better. You’ll need room for large tools and to stretch your legs out. A garage or carport is a strong option. If you lack that and want to keep your vehicle on your property, then tent rentals in Las Vegas are worth considering.
Cover the Car Itself As Well If Outdoors
While a carport or tent certainly provides ample coverage for your work area, it doesn’t give the car the protection it needs from rain, wind and other elements. A fitted car cover is an ideal option because it ensures that wind and rain don’t get in from under the cover. If a fitted cover isn’t practical, use tarps as necessary, and tie or weigh them down.
Organize Parts and Tools After Each Session
Car projects can get chaotic, and the best way to avoid that is to put your tools and parts up at the end of each session. Start cleaning up at least half hour before you’ll stop working, and be sure to bring all tools and parts into the garage, shed or another indoor area of the home.
Think About Security
Car projects are targeted by thieves for the easy pickings. Use a steering wheel lock. Store tires and high-profile accessories rather than keep them on the car. Record VIN and other identification numbers, and if the car is particularly valuable, consider installing one or more security alarms and GPS units.