Self Storage for Car Storage

Just as there are many reasons that you might utilize self storage, there are also many reasons that you may need to store a vehicle. For instance, if you are going to be traveling for an extended period of time and do not want to leave you car parked in your driveway or on a street for a month, putting the car in secure storage might be a good solution. Or if you happen to live somewhere that, unlike the Storitz home office in LA, experiences especially harsh winters and you own a car that’s fantastic for driving in good weather but can’t handle snow – winter car storage might be a solution. Maybe it’s simply a matter of space. Perhaps you have recently inherited a car that you don’t want to get rid of just yet, but that you don’t have space for at your garage. Putting this car in self storage might be the best solution.

Many if not most of the storage facilities on are able to store cars and even vehicles of other types like RVs, boats or trailers. But the first question you would probably ask is “what kind of storage unit would I need to store my car?” As with many self storage decisions, you actually have a number of options. Many storage facilities offer parking spaces for rent that are open air where you can leave you car for an extended period, often with a cover on.  This is essentially a parking lot and doesn’t offer a lot of protection from the elements.  However, it can be an economical solution.  At more suburban or rural facilities, you will often find outside parking spaces available. If you will not be in need of long term car storage or if you don’t live in an extreme climate, this can be a suitable solution. But if you will be leaving the car for an extended period of time, or if the climate where you are storing you car is particularly volatile, you may be better off choosing a facility that offers indoor vehicle storage.

Most regular cars will fit in a 10’x20’ storage unit, but be sure to check the dimensions of your car (usually available in your owners manual) to be sure what size you will need. Certainly double check if you will be storing a bigger car like an SUV. Keep in mind that most storage units are between 8’ and 9’ tall. The other thing that you will absolutely want to be sure of when you choose a storage unit is that you get a drive up unit. Any unit marked “Interior” or “upper” is going to be impossible to access with your car, which won’t do you much good at all!

Finally, if you’re going to be storing your car, you’ll want to perform thorough pre-storage maintenance. Since this isn’t a car maintenance site, I’ll not attempt to provide an exhaustive list on all the things you ought to do before you utilize vehicle storage. Rather, I can point you to some useful and seemingly trustworthy resources on the matter. The main thing to know is that there are a number of things you should do before putting your car away for a while so it’s best not to wait until the last minute. Of course, Storitz always advocates not waiting until the last minute when it comes to finding a storage unit. On you can find and rent your unit all online. It locks in your rate so you don’t have to worry about getting a worse price because you need storage, like, yesterday. Be sure to stop by when you’re looking for car storage.

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