Car Storage Units & Parking Spaces
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We’re Your Car Storage Solution
Whether you need extra space to store your sports car or protection for your vintage car, we have the perfect storage option to suit your needs. Free up your garage or driveway for your everyday family vehicles. Our storage facilities are safe, secure, clean, and convenient. Our locations offer superior protection form the elements. With all of this and more we’re providing you peace of mind that your car safe and secure for short or long term storage. You can reserve your car storage unit or parking space online for free for 7 days. No deposit or credit card required!
Can You Park A Car in A Storage Unit?
Yes! As long as you can drive your car into the unit and the door closes, you can store your vehicle in a drive up storage unit. A drive up unit is a great way to protect your vehicle from the cold winter or the harsh summer heat. Many classic car enthusiasts use a drive up storage units to protect their car’s paint.
Outdoor Vehicle Storage & Parking Spaces
Many of storage locations have outdoor parking spaces ranging from 20 to 40 feet which is great for vehicles of all sizes. Make sure you know the size of your vehicle before you rent. Many storage locations do not allow or cannot accommodate overflow parking. In addition, you will not be able to store boxes or other belongings in these outdoor spaces as they are exposed to the elements. If you wish to store other belongings with your vehicle you should consider drive up storage units.
Do I Need a Climate Controlled Storage Unit for my Car?
For the average person storing a vehicle, no you don’t need a climate controlled storage unit for your vehicle. While you can inquire about them, many climate controlled storage units are located indoors with doors not wide enough to drive a car through. For those customers with classic cars looking for some extra protection from the elements may want to look for dedicated vintage car storage locations. These specialized auto storage facilities will typically run between $200 and $1,000 a month which is much more than any drive up storage unit will cost you.
Storage Size Guide for Vehicles
The most common question we receive when storage a car is “How big of a storage unit will I need to store my car?” There is a difference between indoor and drive up storage units. Indoor storage is typically located inside of the storage facility and thus cannot have a car be driven inside. Drive up storage units are enclosed and are accessible from the outside. Those looking for enclosed car storage will have to break out the measuring tape and measure your vehicle. Storage units are measured in feet and the average height of a storage unit varies but is around 8 feet so those with raised vehicles should opt for outdoor spaces. Be sure to call up the storage facility you plan to rent from first as they’ll make sure that you are placed in the correct unit. We also put together a quick guide to determine if you can store a vehicle the following sizes.
- 10×10 Storage Unit: Only for very small cars and motorcycles. Perfect for those who own very small European imports or Smart Cars.
- 10×15 Storage Unit: Some 2 door coupes will fit in these units but nothing else. You may be left with a few inches of space. Remember that the door has to come down as well so make sure you measure your vehicle before renting this unit.
- 10×20 Storage Unit: One of the most popular indoor storage solutions for vehicles as a majority of sedans, crossovers, and small pickup trucks will fit in these units.
- 10×30 Storage Unit: For those with SUVs and regular sized pickup trucks a 10×30 is a great size unit for these vehicles. Remember there is a ceiling height so it may still be a tight fits. Call your local storage facility for exact measurements.
Preparing Your Car for Storage
When putting an automobile into long-term storage, take these steps to properly prepare your vehicle.
Clean the Car: You don’t want come back months later and find that dirt and grime have taken over your vehicle. It also helps to check under your seats for discarded food wrappers or other items that you may have forgotten about.
Check the Fluids: Next you’ll want to turn your attention to your vehicle’s fluids. Change your car’s oil and filters. Then top off the fuel tank and add fuel stabilizers. The shelf life of standard fuel is approximately 3 months so if you plan to store it longer than that be sure to drive it periodically and repeat the process.
Battery Prep: The next thing you should do is to disconnect the battery as cars drain the battery even when it’s off. A great tip is to back your car into your storage unit. In the event your battery happens to die while in storage it will be easier to jump start it if the hood of your car is closer to the door. That way you don’t have to run to the store to purchase extra long jumper cables.
Preparing Windshield Wiper Blades: Windshield wiper blades should be placed in the upward position. In other words, away from your car’s windshield. Over time, the rubber on your wiper blades can start to deteriorate. If they are against your windshield, it can cause the rubber on the blades to stick and create a hard to clean off residue.
Prepare Brakes: Some final tips is to make sure you do not use the parking brake because brake pads can fuse with the rotors if they are left in contact for too long.
Prevent A Flat Tire: Tires can be the first thing to go on a car that’s left alone for awhile. Be sure to inflate your car tire’s to the manufacturer’s recommended PSI. Not properly inflating your tires will cause them to deflate over time. Ideally you’ll want to place your care on blocks or jacks to protect the tires from going out of round. By jacking up your car you take the strain and pressure off your car tires, preventing them from developing flat spots. In addition, you give your suspension a break.
Leave the Top Up: This piece of advice goes to all the convertible owners out there. Leaving the top down for long periods of time can develop creases and additional damage your top. This is especially true in colder climates. Close your vents too in case any pests decide they need a warm place to camp out.
Update Auto Insurance: When it comes to auto insurance be sure that your coverage is updated to include Storage Rentals of America as the location your vehicle is being stored at.
Worry-Free Car Storage Solutions
Rest assured your vehicle will be safe when you store with us. Benefits of storing your car with Storage Rentals of America include:
- Clean, well-lit, and affordable storage units. Utilize our large storage units for additional protection from the elements or park your car outside no matter the size of your vehicle.
- Flexible lease terms, which include long-term plans with excellent discounts and month-to-month plans for those needing only seasonal or temporary storage.
- Storage facilities are guarded by high-level security that includes electronic gates and 24/7 video monitoring.
- Storage Rentals of America has many convenient locations across ten states so your vehicle will always be close by.
What Documentation is Required to Store a Vehicle?
You’ll need to bring in three documents when you come in and rent with us. A government issued ID like a driver’s license or passport, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. Check with your insurance provider to see if your policy covers storing your car in long term storage and bring in a copy.
Rent Your Parking Space Today!
For more information or to reserve your storage unit, visit one of our convenient storage locations or give us a call at 1 (800) 457-5678.