Pre-storage preparation

On arrival every vehicle is put through a thorough and careful 12 stage induction process

  1. Condition photographed and recorded. Receipt issued

    Condition photographed and recorded. Receipt issued

  2. Unique ID assigned, keys tagged and record created

    Unique ID assigned, keys tagged and record created

  3. Interior protection applied to drivers seat, steering wheel and floor.

    Interior protection applied to drivers seat, steering wheel and floor.

  4. Carefully washed, dried and vacuumed

    Carefully washed, dried and vacuumed

  5. Engine fluid levels and battery health checked

    Engine fluid levels and battery health checked

  6. Tyre pressures increased for storage to prevent flat spotting

    Tyre pressures increased for storage to prevent flat spotting

  7. Allowed to fully air dry for 24 hours, pre storage

    Allowed to fully air dry for 24 hours, pre storage

  8. Brakes applied to remove wash flash rust from the brake discs or drums pre storage

    Brakes applied to remove wash flash rust from the brake discs or drums pre storage

  9. Drip tray slid beneath to monitor any potenital fluid loss

    Drip tray slid beneath to monitor any potenital fluid loss

  10. Automatic CTEK battery conditioner connected at all times

    Automatic CTEK battery conditioner connected at all times

  11. Soft, breathable indoor cover applied

    Soft, breathable indoor cover applied

  12. Email update sent with photographs of this process for total peace of mind

    Email update sent with photographs of this process for total peace of mind

Car storage maintenance

Once your vehicle has passed through the 12 stage induction process it is accepted into the storage area of our facility.

  • High security, discreet location
  • Individual, generous sized storage bays for each vehicle
  • Dehumidified storage environment (55% RH) maintained and monitored 24/7
  • Soft breathable indoor covers supplied and fitted on every vehicle
  • Automatic battery conditioner on every vehicle 
  • Daily checks – All storage areas inspected minimum twice daily
  • Every 7 days – battery charger status and drip tray inspected 
  • Every 60 days – fluids and pressures checked, engine started, vehicle run up to temperature on internal rolling road to lightly exercise mechanical and electrical components. Any defects noted and notified to client with suggested remedy
Departure protocol

Departure protocol

When using a vehicle stored with Windrush we want it to be a pleasure. Pre-handover we ensure your vehicle is 'on the button' and looking immaculate.

  • MOT & Road tax validity checked 
  • Battery, lights and horn checked
  • Fluid levels checked
  • Screen wash topped up
  • Tyre pressures set
  • Interior and Exterior finished 
  • Radio checked, clock set
  • Quality check carried out prior to hand over
  • Door to door delivery service available or collect from us

Timeline of business development

  • End of year roundup

    2018 was a fantastic year for Windrush, many more happy clients joining us and always a pleasure to see familiar faces returning each year for Winter storage.

     

    December 2018
  • New detailing booth

    Bespoke detailing booth created at our HQ in the Cotswolds to offer a filtered air cleanroom for all our in house detailing work.

    June 2018
  • New transport fleet

    Two new vehicle transporters join the Windrush fleet giving us the capacity to relocate any vehicle from anywhere to anywhere.

    March 2018
  • Windrush London expands

    The London team grows boosting it to four full time staff, onsite at our London facility 7 days a week.

    January 2018
  • Windrush upgrades to the new ISO9001:2015 standard

    Windrush upgrades to the new ISO9001:2015 standard from the outgoing 2008 standard. This quality standard is to demonstrate that we are independently assessed to be operating to a set of standards and processes to reach the end goal of total client satisfaction. 

    2017
  • 30kvA Solar PV system installed generating 100% of daytime electricity

    • 30kvA Solar PV system installed to generate 100% of daytime electricity consumed in Cotswolds HQ to charge car batteries, run our dehumidifiers and lights, often exporting a surplus to the grid head towards a carbon neutral business. 
    • Windrush London one year old and expands by 20% due to high demand.
    2016
    2016 - 30kvA Solar PV system installed generating 100% of daytime electricity
  • Windrush opens new car storage facility in London

    • Windrush opens new facility in W12 London, high security and controlled environment.
    • New staff join Windrush: Tim Newton, Chris Chambers, Allan Read & Zoe Moloney.
    2015
    2015 - Windrush opens new car storage facility in London
  • Windrush awarded ISO 9001 status

    • Full time Detailer, Lachlan Chalmers, joins Windrush to offer in house treatments to our storage clients 
    • Full time General Manager, James Edgerton joins Windrush.
    • Windrush award ISO9001 status, World first car storage business to achieve this certification. 
    2014
    2014 - Windrush awarded ISO 9001 status
  • Car storage facility doubled in size

    • Motor-house 4 doubled in size with an extension.
    • First full time member of staff, Simon McCullough, starts storage operations and transport.
    • Part time staff, James Edgerton starts, storage operations and transport.
    2013
    2013 - Car storage facility doubled in size
  • Electric car charging station installed

    • Undercover wash area created to shade cars in the summer and shelter from the elements in the Winter. Equipped with hot water, bright lighting and valeting dispensary to improve a vital pre storage process.
    • High capacity electric car charging station installed.
    2012
    2012 - Electric car charging station installed
  • Dehumidifiers installed throughout

    • Dehumidifiers installed throughout all areas to create the ideal environment for car storage (55%RH).
    • Bespoke two storey Motor-house 4 created, fully climate controlled with floor to floor vehicle lift, on site office and meeting room.
    • Every vehicle issued with a dedicated, intelligent battery conditioner.
    2011
  • 30% more capacity

    • Motor-house 3 created to add 30% more capacity.
    • 30% of storage converted into controlled environment using Air Chambers.
    2010
    2010 - 30% more capacity
  • Tim leaves Ferrari

    • Tim leaves Ferrari to work on Windrush full time. 
    • Brother Edward Earnshaw joins Tim in operations.
    • Windrush begin operating in-house enclosed transport.
    • Motor-house 2 created to double capacity.
    2009
    2009 - Tim leaves Ferrari
  • Part time business

    • Part time business (evenings and weekends) whilst Tim works with Ferrari Formula One, mother and father assist during the working week, Windrush operates in Motor-house 1.
    2009 - 2004
    2009 - 2004 - Part time business
  • Windrush is born

    • Windrush born after founder Tim Earnshaw has a need to store his 'Morgan recreation' after five years of building from the ground up. 
    • Name generated from the River Windrush running through the family farm. 
    2004
    2004 - Windrush is born
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