Super cute bungalow stucco house with pretty front yard.At  Lifetime Garage Doors, we see all kinds of garage situations, from the well-loved car storage to the cluttered storage shed. While we know it’s tempting to utilize your garage as a storage unit, there are a number of reasons your car will benefit from being moved from the street. Here are a few of our favorite reasons to park your car in your garage rather than leaving it on the street.

  • Garages protect cars from the elements. Harsh summer sun can damage your paint job over time, causing it to fade. This can result in uneven, foggy patches on your car’s surface. While this isn’t going to affect the integrity of your engine, it is an eyesore.
  • No one enjoys that mad dash to the curb in a rainstorm. Parking your car in your garage will keep you dry when you’re getting in. This lets you arrange your personal items before you’re in the driver’s seat or helps you get your child settled into their carseat without either of you getting soaked.
  • Your garage is also a more secure place for your car to spend the night. Even if you live in a safe neighborhood, your vehicle is still a target for potential theft. Leaving your car out of plain sight will decrease the risk of property damage due to theft.
  • Parking your car in a garage will also keep your car’s exterior looking pristine. While kids are out playing in front yards, your car is vulnerable to accidental damage on the street. Dings, dents, and scrapes happen on a regular basis. Leaving your car in your garage will keep your car from receiving a hockey puck to the side door or a baseball through the windshield.

Lifetime Garage doors can help you get your garage ready to house your car. From new door installation to routine garage door tune-ups, we’ve got you covered. Call today to schedule your appointment!