Need to store a car for a month or longer? Learn about different car storage options with Extra Space Storage. Whether you need short-term vehicle storage or you plan to store a car for six months, a year, or longer, your reason for using self storage will impact the solution you choose. Use the information provided below to help make your decision when renting local car storage at Extra Space Storage.

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At Extra Space Storage, we have a variety of solutions for storing vehicles of all shapes and sizes, including cars. Our affordable 10x20 storage units can fit sedans and SUVs, while our 10x25 and 10x30 units can store large trucks and vans. Car storage comes with drive-up access storage units for indoor storage or parking spaces for outdoor storage and covered car storage.


Yes! Most cars can fit inside an indoor drive-up storage unit. At Extra Space Storage, these garage-like storage spaces offer both short-term and long-term car storage—and are available in a wide range of unit sizes. Find auto storage near you!


With indoor storage, outdoor car storage, and even covered vehicle parking space for cars, there's something that will work for you. Below, we'll walk through the benefits of each option based on level of convenience, protection, and general affordability.

Indoor Car Storage

Can you store a car in a storage unit? Yes, you can! Drive-up storage units provide indoor, garage-like storage space for cars. With varying unit sizes, anything from a compact car to a large pickup truck or commercial cargo van can be stored in these units.

Because of the protection this storage option provides, drive-up access units are great for long-term car storage, storing classic or sports cars, or storing a vehicle in an area with harsh weather conditions. Select locations offer heated or climate-controlled drive-up access units for additional protection from the elements.

Outdoor Car Storage

If you live in an area with amazing weather or prefer a cheaper self storage solution for your vehicle, outdoor car storage is a great option! Many Extra Space Storage locations offer cheap outdoor parking spaces with a wide variety of storage unit sizes.

Outdoor parking spaces are a great place for storing cars of all sizes, including larger automobiles. Extra Space Storage's outdoor car storage options, ranging in size from 10x20 to 10x30 and beyond, can easily accommodate SUVs, trucks, vans, and more.

Covered Car Storage

With a roof protecting your vehicle from the sun and other elements, covered car storage falls between indoor and outdoor storage. This option is more affordable than indoor storage while still providing better protection against sun, snow, hail, and other elements that could damage your vehicle. If you don’t live in an area with harsh weather or strong storms, this is a great option for storing your car.


10×15 Storage Units

10x15 self storage units are a great fit for many compact cars. Be sure to measure or look up the dimensions of your vehicle when researching. Though you might think your car needs a 10x20 storage unit, if it does fit in a 10x15, you can save money!

Car Examples:

  • Mini Cooper: 12.6 feet

  • Honda Fit: 13.3 feet

  • Volkswagen Golf: 13.8 feet

  • Toyota Corolla iM: 14.2 feet

  • Ford Fiesta: 14.5 feet

10×20 Storage Units

10x20 self storage units are a perfect size for the majority of automobiles. Sedans, crossovers, SUVs, minivans, and many pickup trucks can be parked in these storage units with room to spare.

Car Examples:

  • Nissan Rogue (crossover): 15.4 feet

  • Honda Accord (sedan): 15.8 feet

  • Ford Explorer (SUV): 16.5 feet

  • Chrysler Pacifica (minivan): 17.0 feet

  • Toyota Tundra (pickup truck): 19.0 feet

10×25 & 10×30 Storage Units

For vehicles like pickup trucks with large cabs or commercial cargo vans, a 10x20 unit won't provide enough room. This makes 10x25 and 10x30 self storage units popular for commercial vehicle use.

Car Examples:

  • Chevrolet Express (cargo van): 20.3 feet

  • GMC Sierra 3500 (crew cab & long box): 21.5 feet

  • Ford F-350 (crew cab & long box): 22.2 feet


Rent the car storage solution that’s right for you by phone or online today! Learn more about which storage unit options offered at Extra Space Storage are best for your car size!

The common storage unit sizes for cars include:

  • 10×15: Some compact cars

  • 10×20: Sedans, SUVs, vans, pickups, and more

  • 10×25: Large pickup trucks and vans

Types of Auto Storage


Give Your Car a Thorough Cleaning

When putting a car away into long-term vehicle storage, a good cleaning is highly recommended. This is a simple step that protects your car from buildup that could damage the paint and lead to rust.

Avoid Flat Spots on Your Tires

Especially if storing your car long term, you’ll need a plan to avoid flat spots on your tires. If you’re able to, simply starting the car and driving it periodically can help to avoid this. If that’s not an option, there are products like tire-saving ramps that will help to keep your tires round.

Disconnect the Battery

This is especially important when storing a car over the winter. If a battery sits in the cold, and the car isn’t used for an extended period of time, it will lose its charge. You can use a trickle charger at home to make sure that it’s ready to go when you take your car out of storage.

Protect Against Rodents

It’s best to take all precautions to keep rodents out of your car if it’s going to be sitting unused for a while. Covering the exhaust pipe and air intake is recommended. You can also set traps inside of your storage unit to stop rodents before they make it to the vehicle.

Invest in a Quality Car Cover

For outdoor car storage, a cover is essential. An auto cover protects your vehicle from both sun and precipitation. Both of these can do extensive damage if a car is stored outside for long periods of time. Some who use indoor storage even opt to use a car cover for added protection from dust.

Change the Oil

For long-term car storage, changing the oil can keep your car in great condition. Old oil can have contaminants that damage the engine over an extended period of time.



When storing a car in self storage, you want to be confident that the facility is secure. With electronic gate access, video surveillance, and even on-site managers at certain locations, Extra Space Storage takes security seriously.

Access Hours

The convenience of being able to access your car when you need it should be a major factor when renting car storage. At Extra Space Storage, extended access hours are standard, and many storage facility locations offer storage units with 24 hour access.

Local Weather

The weather in your area will play a big role in which type of auto storage you decide to rent. For example, if you're in an area with harsh storms, storing your car in a storage unit should be a strong consideration.

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Storing a Car Over The Winter

Classic car and sports car owners often winterize cars and put them into storage during the winter. A storage unit provides a safe storage environment for these cars during the off-season and means they won’t get in the way of vehicles that will be used during winter months.

Storing a Car While Living in a Large City

If you’ve moved to a large city where public transportation is easily accessible, you might not need a car regularly. Those who own classic automobiles might need a practical solution for classic car storage. Renting auto storage is a great solution! And if you plan to use your car on a semi-regular basis, store your car near you and save money by taking advantage of outdoor car storage.

Storing a Car for a Teenage Child

If you’ve recently upgraded your car and want to save the old one for a soon-to-be 16-year-old child, using local self storage can help so you’re not constantly moving cars around at home just to get in and out of your own driveway. Since this might be a long-term vehicle storage need, indoor storage is recommended.

Storing a Business Car or Truck

If you need to store a business vehicle like a pickup truck with a trailer or a cargo van that you can’t park at home, Extra Space Storage is a go-to local storage solution. Since these cars are used regularly, outdoor storage will be the most accessible option. If you prefer the vehicle to be more protected, however, a larger drive-up storage unit can also do the trick.


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Ready to reserve vehicle storage at Extra Space Storage? Give us a call! If you have any questions at all, let us know. Our team is here to help however we can. Rest assured that your car will be safe with us, too. We take facility security seriously. With security features like electronic gate access, perimeter fencing, video surveillance, and even resident managers at select locations, your vehicle will be in good hands.

Car Storage Pricing Comparison

Searching for cheap car storage near you? Below, we break down the average prices and lowest prices for car storage at Extra Space Storage by size and covered/uncovered options.

Unit Size
Average Price +
Lowest Price
10x25 Uncovered
10x25 Covered
10x30 Uncovered
10x30 Covered

+ All prices are for reference only and are subject to change without notice. Online pricing is only available for online reservations and rentals. Other restrictions, taxes, fees, and insurance requirements may apply. See Rental Agreement for details.

*Excludes administrative and insurance fees


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Drive-Up Storage

Drive-up storage units are often used as a garage-like space to store cars! Learn more about this car storage option.

Indoor Storage

Maybe you prefer the comfort of indoor access. Learn more about the benefits of interior access storage today.

Climate-Controlled Storage

Storing temperature-sensitive items? See the benefits of climate control and if you should consider it to protect your belongings.

Vehicle Storage Unit Size Calculator

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