Auto, Car and Truck Storage at Extra Space Storage
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Storing Cars, Vans, and Trucks
Extra Space provides safe and secure storage for any kind of auto, even truck storage. Since our facilities offer car storage and truck storage on a month-to-month rental basis, you can easily store a car just for a season, during an extended period of travel, or if you need more space in your garage or driveway.
Tips for Storing Cars, Vans, and Trucks
Finding space at home that extra car or truck can be difficult, whether you need car storage, truck storage, or auto storage for a vintage or other specialty car. Secure auto self storage is the solution to this problem! The following tips should help you find the right storage space for your vehicle!
- Long term storage facilities will offer both inside car storage and outdoor vehicle storage. Depending on the car and how much protection you want it to have from the elements, you may want to consider a paved or gravel outdoor space or covered outdoor space. These spaces are more affordable than indoor storage spaces, but do not offer as much security.
- A drive-up garage space will usually be moderate in cost but will offer protection from the weather and better security so that you can have more peace of mind.
- The most secure option for a car is a drive up indoor vehicle storage space. While these spaces are the most expensive, they offer a climate-controlled environment, ideal for vintage and customized cars that need to be babied and cared for gently.
- Be sure to check the dimensions of a potential storage unit, including the width of the door, especially if you plan to use the space for trailer storage. Consider the size of any equipment you wish to store with the car, such as a trailer or any additional equipment or supplies.
- In addition, consider how frequently you plan to use stored cars. If you plan on frequent use of vehicles such as moving trucks, construction trucks or delivery vans, you may wish to choose a unit close to the facility entrance that will allow you to travel in and out with ease.
- Cars must have current license plates. If your tags expire while in storage, your storage facility may ask you to renew them.
- Storage facilities typically require proof of car registration. They may also require proof of insurance, since individual property is not covered by the facility's insurance.
- Stored cars must be road-worthy. Keep an eye on tires that can dry rot or deflate.
- Most facilities expect that repairing or extensive maintenance of cars will be done elsewhere.
- When cars will be stored indoors over long periods of time, check fuel lines and gaskets, and lay down cardboard or mats to prevent damage to the unit's floor.
- Ask your self storage facility manager for advice about other factors you may need to keep in mind when storing your car.
Tools to Help You Get Started
- Locate the closest Extra Space Storage facility.
- Check out our Storage Tips for valuable information.
- Use our Size Estimator to determine the storage unit size you need.
- Have a question? We have the answer in our FAQ section.