When to Look Into Automobile Storage

When should you consider an automobile storage unit for your car? There are many reasons people put their automobiles into long- or short-term mini storage, including weather, unexpected trips, and protecting cars that are driven infrequently. If you’re considering storing your car in a self-storage facility, there are a few things to consider.

  1. If you’re taking a long trip and know the car won’t be driven, it makes sense to keep it in the safest place possible. Find a facility that’s got great reviews for security. Insist on a place with cameras on site and that allows you to use your own lock. You can’t overestimate the peace of mind that comes from knowing your car is safe and secure while you’re away.
  2. Concerned about inclement weather? Protect your beloved automobile from snow, rain, salt, hail, or the searing, bleaching sun by putting it in a covered storage facility. Using a self-storage (also called “mini storage”) is a great way to shield your car from the elements. Choose a covered unit with good insulation and/or climate control.
  3. This might seem like a no-brainer, but remember to insist on a drive-up unit when storing a car, motorcycle, RV, or boat in a self-storage unit. This makes it easy to store your own car rather than having to pay for a tow. And don’t forget to cover your car to protect the finish and keep it clean.
  4. Perhaps the best reason to store your car is to keep it safe. If you’re not driving it every day, keeping it secure in an insulated indoor facility keeps it from being stolen, keyed, dinged by other cars, or messed with in any way. The more you love your car, the safer you want it to be.

To find out more about long-term and short-term automobile storage for cars, trucks, RVs, boats, motorcycles, and other vehicles, contact or call Handy Space at 210-675-7867.