Now that the seasons have changed, your kiddos are likely not driving their power wheels around anymore—unless you live somewhere warm! So, the question of what to do with the cars in the meantime arises. Before you simply park them in the far corner of the garage, check out these tips for storing your kids’ power wheels this winter.
Take Out the Battery
Chilly weather can negatively affect the life of the power wheel’s battery over time. If you are storing them in an unheated garage, keep in mind that the cold temperatures will damage the battery. When you pull out the power wheels in the spring, this could mean that you find them unable to hold a charge.
Removing the batteries and storing them indoors will prevent the cold weather from sapping the battery life. Just don’t forget where you put them!
Give It a Scrub
Since your kids won’t be driving them for a few months, there’s no better time to wash their power wheels. This is extra important if you’d like to keep the power wheels looking nice. Letting dirt sit on the finish can stain or discolor the power wheel over time, so it’s best to scrub them down early in the winter season.
Spraying a bit of WD-40 onto any metal bits will get them shined up and prevent rusting over the coming months.
Find a Good Storage Space
The easiest option is usually to just store the power wheels in your garage, but if you’re running low on space, you may need a different idea. The important thing is to find a place out of the elements—water or sun exposure can damage or discolor the cars.
If your garage isn’t an option, a backyard shed or a small storage unit might be a good fit. No matter what you choose, safely storing your kids’ power wheels this winter will ensure they work just as well once springtime rolls around.
If your kids have outgrown their power wheels or just need something a little more exciting, check out Elegant Electronix’s battery-powered motorcycle for kids. It gives the same thrill as a power wheel but offers a different riding experience.