After your house, your car is probably your most expensive asset. Not only does it get you from A to B, it is a source of pride and joy that you will need to keep safe but accessible. This isn’t always possible if your home has no or very limited parking, you’ve run out of space in your garage or you just need somewhere to store it over winter.
Space is becoming increasingly limited, especially if you live in a city such as London. Parking your vehicle on the street can be dangerous for your car and pedestrians, not to mention expensive, with many areas plagued by extortionate parking fees. Even if you’re looking to store a classic car or seasonal vehicle, finding a suitable storage space at home is always going to be a challenge. In this post, we will explore the various benefits of using a self-storage facility to store your car.
Parking your car on your drive or the street for extended periods can put it at risk of damage. Not only will it be exposed to the elements but it will also be in sight of potential thieves or vandals. While it may be the cheapest option it is far from the most secure. Self-storage facilities benefit from climate-controlled units that are fire and waterproof, anti-vandal box locks for your industrial strength padlock as well as 24/7 CCTV surveillance and key coded security gates.
It’s not only larger vehicles such as vans or motorhomes that will take up a lot of room on your drive or street, space is a premium for most of us nowadays, especially for the city-dwellers amongst us. Storing your car in a self-storage unit will free up space at home as well as give you the peace of mind that your vehicle is in a safe and secure location. Always make sure to measure the dimensions of your car accurately before agreeing to a unit size as you don’t really want to be squeezing it into your unit and then climbing out of the back window on storage day!
As discussed above, whilst keeping your car at home is free (if you’re lucky!) the security risks often outweigh the affordability, especially for vehicles that aren’t used regularly. Storing your car in a private lot can often be expensive too, and many of these facilities offer little protection from the elements in outdoor lots. Self-storage units are unbeatable when it comes to protection and are nearly always more cost effective, with flexible monthly or fixed packages that are tailored to your needs and fully insurable.
- Boats – when you invest in something as exciting as a boat, the last thing you want to worry about when you’re out on the water is where you can store it. From jet skis to fishing boats, kayaks to trailers, there are storage units to cater to most vehicle sizes. Never waste a sunny sailing day again with 24-hour easy access to your storage unit.
- Seasonal – motorhomes and caravans are generally only used during the summer months so they will need to be securely stored in the winter. They not only take up a lot of space on your driveway, they’re also exposed to the weather and at risk of damage. Climate controlled units are perfect for protecting your vehicle from damp or mildew that can form over time if not stored properly.
- Hobby – quad bikes, dirt bikes, classic cars and even golf carts are just some of the vehicles needed to fully enjoy certain hobbies. These vehicles need a clean, secure storage space that is easily accessed when the weather permits. Self-storage units provide this flexibility whilst fire and waterproof containers provide maximum security, giving you peace of mind.
For more information about how self-storage can benefit your and your car, get in touch with one of our professional storage consultants and receive a tailored quote.