units are a convenient place to store vehicles of virtually any type.
Keeping your car, truck, van, RV, ATV, golf cart, boat, motorcycle, jet
ski or trailer at a storage facility frees up valuable space on your
property or in your garage. Since most storage facilities rent on a
month-to-month basis, this makes storing vehicles during the off-season
or during extended periods of travel an excellent solution.
Accommodations for vehicle storage vary from facility to facility.
Some offer uncovered areas; others provide parking lots with roofs.
Smaller vehicles like jet skis and motorcycles can be stored inside a
typical enclosed self-storage unit. Certain facilities have a dedicated
area for RVs, with a choice of covered or uncovered parking spaces.
At Extra Space, we recommend our customers consider these questions
before signing a lease agreement:
- What types of units and open spaces they offer for vehicles (
e.g., covered or uncovered)
- What size units or spaces are available (what is the
maximum length of the vehicle that can be stored in those areas)
- Whether the facility has a service station for cleaning and
maintaining vehicles on the premises
- If electrical outlets / RV hookups are available for
charging batteries, heating or cooling, and lighting vehicles while you
clean or fix them
- Whether climate control is available (regulating the
temperature in a storage unit can be important if you live in an area
with extreme hot and cold temperatures)
- Acceptable ways to transport your vehicle to and from the
- Hours of operation for bringing, removing, and accessing
- Is the facility clean and neat?
- What security features are available at the site?
Most facilities have a few basic rules for vehicle storage:
- Wheeled vehicles must be in drivable condition, (i.e. must be
driven onto the lot)
- Most vehicles must be registered and insured, and you must
provide proof of each
- Tires must be inflated
- Customers are prohibited from occupying vehicles while in
Be sure to check with the self-storage facilities in your area about
the specifics of their policies before you decide where to store your