What to Know for Storing Your Car in Self Storage
Maybe you have an extra vehicle you don’t use often or even a vintage ride you only take out for car shows and need a safe place to park them when not being used. Instead of putting your everyday ride in the driveway or on the yard, you can use a car self storage facility to store your vehicle safely.
However, it just isn’t about an extra vehicle that might send you to a vehicle storage yard. Living in major cities can create a parking headache and apartments often charge considerably more for a parking space. You might be surprised at how inexpensive a car self storage unit can be when compared to commercial parking spaces.
You will need to consider the safety of your vehicle when selecting the storage facility. There are many options available including open spaces, covered space, such as a car port, full enclosed garages and garage spaces inside larger buildings. The value of your vehicle will help you make the decision on the type of protection from the weather and other damages you are willing to pay for. Inside units provide the most protection and especially a climate controlled environment will keep your car safe when stored.
With nearly all car self storage units there are usually some consistent rules in place by the facility owners. Most require you to show proof of the vehicle registration and insurance and the vehicle must be driven in. You can’t drag it in on a tow truck and park it in a storage garage. The tires also need to be inflated and in good condition. Perhaps the most closely-watched rule is that the storage facility is not to be used as a maintenance garage.
Owners do not allow you to work on your vehicles in the facilities, mainly because they are not equipped for disposal of chemicals and oil rags and oil can be a fire hazard. Concerning a fire hazard, the facility requires you to have insurance on your vehicle and most will deny responsibility for any damages that may occur while in storage. It is recommended to confirm with your insurance on the type of coverage you need to protect your investment while stored.