Optimum garage climate for your classic cars
A small guide to garage climate
Your car is worth it! Worth to be protected against a harmful climate in the garage. But also worth to be driven without having to worry about rain, dust or soot deposits. This is what VPR+ climate managers with ThinC! technology are for. Get in and drive off!
Do you always push your car out of the garage before starting it?
No? Do you start your jewel inside? Maybe even with the rear facing to the garage wall?
Then the consequences are obvious: soot and oil mist. And these should be quickly filtered from the garage air using a DH-VPR+ before they can even start to settle. ThinC! keeps clean. Not only your vehicle, but also walls, floors, cupboards and shelves.
Rust? Your car does have a garage roof to protect it.
All right. But the formation of corrosion is solely owed to the relative room humidity.
A relative humidity level below 50 % is beneficial to your chrome jewels. A 10 °C temperature drop in the garage at night, however, makes the relative humidity of the indoor air increase by more than 30 %. Corrosion does it destructive work in the dark, quietly and unnoticeably.
The ThinC! series keep the humidity at a constant level by day and night, regardless of the temperatures. 24-hour protection.
As dry as possible? Just to be on the safe side?
The opposite is true. If you over-dehumidify the garage, the dry air will damage your vehicles. A humidity level of 40 % and below dries out the leather interior, and plastic parts become brittle and cracked. Rubber seals lose their elasticity, which will lead to oil and coolant loss. Even problems in the electrical equipment can be caused by a too low humidity level due to brittle cable connections.
Good to know that the ThinC! series permanently controls the relative humidity and ensures an optimum garage climate.
A true car fan loves the smell of petrol, carburettors, oil and old leather. Really?
What is an olfactory revelation for some is an imposition for others. The ionizer of the ThinC! series eliminates the odour chaos in the garage.
You polish your classic car regularly?
Why should you worry about dust then? Because it is always there. In the air. When the door is opened. You bring it along with every trip. Welcome home.
The ThinC! series cleans the air in your garage. 2 - 3 times per hour, 48 - 72 times a day. This way, your vehicle will look radiantly fresh, like after a car wash. Dust-free and shiny. Keeping a nice appearance for longer.
New cars and old treasures in one garage?
It's raining. On your way home. You drive the wet car into the garage.
ThinC! makes sure that the moisture evaporated from your modern everyday vehicles does not lead to rust on your classic cars. The garage climate is constantly kept below the corrosion threshold even after car trips in the rain. The new ones are quickly dried while your old treasures remain reliably protected against corrosion.
No concern of yours? New or renovated garage, new vehicles. Warm, entirely insulated and tight as a submarine?
Corrosion is usually not an issue for modern vehicles. Rain can't enter modern or renovated garages. But it can't exit either.
But where shall the moisture escape after a trip through the rain? It's quite simple: In corners, on walls and ceilings, in the form of well-known black mould stains. The residual heat of the engine increases the absolute moisture content in garages with wet cars many times over. The relative humidity level will rise to more than 95 % within a few minutes. Rainforest climate in your own four walls. If there is one thing that will occur for sure, it's mould!
ThinC!, the individually controllable dehumidifiers. For old and new garages. Because insulated, tight and heated garages are like a humidity safe. And therefore, they are particularly prone to mould growth.
How much does the protection of your classic cars against corrosion and mould cost?
In terms of figures – almost nothing. Usually, the investment costs, seen in relation to the overall value of the objects and premises, are less than 1 %. If you also take into consideration the restoration costs, which would otherwise arise from corrosion and mould over time, the purchase costs are turned into a worthwhile investment.