There are a few different types of vehicle storage; so the first thing you have to do is figure out what level of service and what price point you need. There are substantial differences between the needs of a out of season landscaping vehicle, and a vintage muscle car. The following are the different types of storage for vehicles and the aspects of each.
OUTDOOR VEHICLE STORAGE:
This can be either covered or uncovered and can be either paved or gravel. This option is the least expensive, has the least security and usually is the best fit for short term storage or when condition of the vehicle isn’t a concern. Many times people who choose this option purchase a cover to protect the vehicle.
INDOOR GARAGE SPACE:
This is another option for storing a vehicle. This option costs a little more, has more security, and the vehicle is inside out of the elements but not usually climate controlled. There is generally garage door access.
CLIMATE CONTROLLED VEHICLE STORAGE:
This is the most expensive and most secure. It’s an indoor storage facility, kept between 50-80 degrees Fahrenheit and is the best fit for vintage or expensive vehicles that need the highest level of service.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING VEHICLE STORAGE:
- Are there size restrictions in the facility that you choose? Generally, the outside vehicle storage facilities don’t have the height or width restrictions that the 2 indoor options do. Many times garage door height is a factor.
- How often do you need to take the vehicle in and out of the storage? If the vehicle is to be stored and left for months it doesn’t matter, if you need to get at the vehicle regularly ease of in and out access and hours of operation of the facility are two important things to check.
- See if the vehicle storage facility charges monthly or if charges can be prorated to the day or week. Also, see what the facilitys’ liability is, if there is any damage to your vehicle.
Like other storage, storing a vehicle is a prospect that should be tailored to each individual need. Due diligence and some shopping is a good idea.