Vehicle self storage
Self-storage 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. 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.
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 those areas)
- Acceptable ways to transport your vehicle to and from the facility
- Hour of operation for bringing, removing, and accessing your vehicle
- 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 storage
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 vehicle.