We use the garage as a work space during the warmer months and it gets filled with materials and tools. So I took today very late in the fall to clear it out so the car can fit in it for the coldest and snowiest time of the year.
I was able to rearrange most of the materials taking up room in the garage. Had a whole work table of items from building the soffit as well as insulation from the siding project. Some extra interior doors that are not in very good shape so they don’t merit garage storage, and various piping and solar controls that I hope to use some day.
We just bought a new old car at a Colorado State University online auction. I’m signed up for the notices of items for sale and this car seemed like a make and model we know something about. We’ve had our current Impala since new in 2001 and just had to put a sizeable amount of money it in to keep it running. There are still some issues like a slight oil leak and turn signals that sometimes just stop working, a cracked windshield. Plus missing interior lighting and other falling apart stuff that happens as a car reaches 15 or 16 years of age.
The “reused” car is a 2010 Impala that was formerly in the department of environmental science. It is a fleet car so at the bottom of the model line instead of our Impala which was at the top end. But as a university fleet car it had regular maintenance and is in pretty good condition. It has average mileage for a 2010 car at 81,280 at purchase. So hope it lasts at least 10 years.
I raised the scaffolding to provide some over the hood storage. I had read this idea on rv.net but they may have had a little smaller car.
Ours just barely fits between the legs of the scaffolding when I pull it in as far as it will go.
I’m probably going to move some of the side items to the front to provide a bit more walk around space. There is room under the scaffolding and I could just drive up to it instead of poking the nose between the legs of the structure and still have room to get behind the car at the garage door.
This means I’m not completely done but good enough until the latest bout of deep freeze temperatures moderate. The next few nights will be below zero and days in the single digits. But like us the car will be cozy and warm in the insulated garage while we bask in our radiant heated house.