There are all kinds of self storage units available for cars, trucks, RVs and other vehicles. You can store any type of car in a storage unit, whether you have a vintage classic or ATV. Golf carts, motorcycles, trailers and bicycles are just a few more of the things that you can store. If you need to store a vehicle just for a season or you need the space in your garage, storage units offer a plethora of benefits. These are some ways to store your vehicle safely and securely with a storage unit.
Pick the Right Size Unit
Typically larger storage units are going to be the only size that can handle a small car or a
larger vehicle. You’ll need at least a 200 to 300 square feet size to store a vehicle. If you plan on storing multiple vehicles, you may only be able to store up to two in a 300 square feet unit.
Car Storage Tips
Most truck and car storage units are available for a month-to-month rental basis. This means that you can store them during the seasons that you don’t want them to be used or you can keep them stored for a longer period of time. These are some other things to consider when storing your vehicles.
- Most storage facilities will offer both indoor and outdoor vehicle storage units. If you want a vehicle to have a more protected atmosphere, it may be better to choose the indoor, climate controlled space.
- Drive-up garages are also a good idea and more accessible for storing all types of vehicles. There are even drive-up indoor spaces that offer the most security and climate controlled atmosphere.
- Check the dimensions of the storage unit beforehand.
- Choose a unit closer to the entrance of the facility. It may be beneficial if you plan on frequently using the vehicle that you’re storing.
Requirements for Vehicle Storage
You typically can’t store a vehicle if it isn’t operational, registered and insured. However if you can tow the vehicle into a space, you might be able to do so after discussing it with the facility manager. You must also have current places on any vehicle that you store at a storage facility.
Most storage units offer a great space for RVs to be stored, but they need to be over 200 square feet in most cases. RVs have a very long body so it’s important that you measure and make sure that everything is cleaned out the RV before placing it in the storage unit. Otherwise it could be a breeding ground for pests and bacteria.
If you work in the service industry, you may have equipment and a couple trucks that you can store for later use. While you don’t want to get rid of any investment, this is an easy way to keep them hanging out without cluttering up your business.
With the added benefit of security and space, you can keep your vehicles safe and clear up some clutter in your garage. You can ask your storage facility manager about any tips that he may have or factors to consider when storing at their facilities. If you’re not sure whether you need a climate controlled storage unit, it’s especially important to talk to the manager beforehand. When a vehicle isn’t registered and doesn’t have insurance, it may be more difficult to get into a storage facility. Trailers and other bulky vehicles may require a larger storage unit space.