Collection and Delivery
We run a fully insured collection and delivery service for your car. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and ask for costs. If you’re delivering your car to us in person then rest easy in the knowledge that our location has easy access to train stations and airport links.
Our classic and sportscar storage facility is fully equipped to keep your vehicle secure and fully insured from the moment we pick the car up, to the moment we deliver it back to you.
STORING YOUR CLASSIC CAR WITH THE SL SHOP
With extensive knowledge and experience dealing with high value vehicles our team of experts will treat your classic car with the utmost care and respect.
Once your car arrives at our Warwickshire classic car storage facility, it will be taken through our full induction process which includes:
- Photographs of your car inside and out
- Recording of mileage
- Fluid level checks (oil, antifreeze, screen wash etc.)
- Tyre tread depth check
- Battery fluid level check (n/a for sealed batteries)
From this we’ll build out a report that details the condition of your vehicle which will be given to you for you to keep in your records.
Preparation for storage
After the initial report of your vehicle has been compiled your car with receive a pre-storage service wash to remove contaminants and residues that can cause damage to paintwork whilst the car is in storage. We will also increase the tyre pressure to 50psi to prevent flat spots.
Your car is then placed in storage under a protective cover. A drip tray is placed underneath and a battery conditioner is installed. If you have chosen the optional Carcoon(1) this will be applied at this stage.
Whilst in storage your car will be protected by our top of the line CCTV system. As a rule there are no unauthorised people allowed into the facility and all cars are fully insured when they are placed into our care.
a) We will provide basic checks such as checking for unexpected fluid loss and tyre pressure checks on a periodic basis.
b) We also offer an additional monthly check that includes the basic check as well as running the engine up to temperature and rolling the car to ensure that no stiffening has taken place whilst the car is stored,
c) Finally, we offer a bi-monthly check which include a short drive to ensure mechanical parts are functioning properly.
Servicing & MOTs
We are happy to arrange servicing and MOTS whilst your car is in our care. We can provide prices on request.
Preparation for collection
When you decide to pick up your car for a special occasion or when you fancy taking it for a drive underneath the blue skies in spring and summer we’ll ensure that your car is in shape for you to have a terrific driving experience. You will need to give us a minimum of 48 hours notice so we can provide basic checks and advise any additional requirements that may need attention.
When you are ready to collect your car for that special occasion, or when the first shoots of spring herald the arrival of blue skies and salt-free, dry roads, we ensure that your car is ready for an enjoyable first drive. We require you to provide us with 48 hours notice at which point we will conduct the basic check again and advise upon any requirements if necessary e.g. fluid top-ups, tyres etc. or whether we believe there is a fault that needs attention.
After checking the drip tray and fluid levels for any unexpected surprises, the car is removed from the allocated storage bay and inspected. Cars that include storage option (b) and (c) above, will have a pre-collection drive on our premises to ensure the electrics and mechanical components of the car are working as the factory intended.
All cars are cleaned and ready prior to collection.