How to Protect Your Car from Severe Storms
Category : Oklahoma Storm Shelters
Severe storms can cause major damage to an area. They can bring thunderstorms with heavy rains and flash flooding, strong winds, hail, lightning, and tornadoes. If your car is parked outside your house, it will inevitably be damaged due to the weather.
Here are a few ways you can protect your car from severe storms.
Park In A Covered Area
Covered parking can help you save a significant amount of money. Hailstorms can damage your car by denting it and damaging the windscreen. A covered area can protect your vehicle from any impact.
Find Temporary Shelter
During a big storm, local malls and parking garages let you park your car in their basements when a storm is underway. It allows you to protect your car when high winds and rain can cause damage to it.
Use Car Covers
You can cover your car using a car cover or blankets to keep it safe. To attach the cover properly, you’ll have to apply duct tape to it to avoid having it fly off of it. It wouldn’t be a wise idea to do this while a storm is going to hit your locality as you would have to find shelter to protect yourself and your family.
Don’t Park Under Any Trees Or Power Lines
If you have trees or electricity lines nearby, it would be wise to park your car away from them. When a tornado occurs, it can uproot the trees and cause the power lines to fall off, severely damaging your car.
Check Your Car’s Insurance
You can check your insurance policy to understand if the damages caused by natural disasters or harsh weather conditions are covered under it. If they are, the expenses will be covered by your insurance company. To claim your insurance, you will need documents, which you should keep a copy of in a waterproof bag inside your car.
Fill Your Car’s Tank
Before a storm hits your area, you can ensure that your gas is full, as you might get stuck in traffic during an evacuation call, or you’ll have to wait in long queues to get it filled if you run out of gas.
Install An Underground Garage Shelter
According to your family’s size, you can get an underground garage shelter, which is installed underneath a garage to house 6 to 12 people. It doesn’t require extra space in your garage. Your car is parked in the shelter, giving you continuous access to your vehicle.
You can install an underground garage shelter to safeguard yourself and your family. Contact us to build a storm shelter in Oklahoma at 405-367-7901. We offer free consultations and have an experienced team to help you out. We also offer a 10-year warranty against any leaks or corrosion on the storm shelters.