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What Is Vehicle Storage & Why Should You Use It?

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When most people think of self storage, they usually think of a place to store your household items. But there is also vehicle self storage. Vehicle storage can offer you a great storage solution for any of your motorized vehicles.

Vehicle storage is very similar to regular storage and there are many different kinds to choose from.

Here are some tips on renting vehicle storage:

  1. Reasons To Get Vehicle Storage
  2. Types Of Vehicle Storage
  3. What Can Be Stored In Vehicle Storage
  4. Preparing Your Vehicle For Storage

Reasons To Get Vehicle Storage

Storing your extra vehicle, classic car, travel trailer, ATV, motorcycle, motorhome, etc., can free up some valuable space in your driveway, garage, storage shed or backyard. You can end up using this extra space as a workshop or anything else you can think of.

There may be limited parking where you live. Especially if you live in an apartment or condo, there usually isn’t a lot of parking spaces to park extra vehicles.

Many places only allow one parking space per unit. This creates an issue when you have extra vehicles, trailers and toys. Renting vehicle storage from a storage facility gives you the ability to have as many vehicles as you want.

Another great reason to get vehicle storage is security. At Riel Park RV & Self Storage in St. Albert, our compounds are fully paved and completely fenced in. With great lighting, individual gate access code entry, security cameras and security patrols, your extra vehicles will be safe and secure.

Types of Vehicle Storage

There is more than one type of vehicle storage and each one offers different benefits. What you are storing and what your needs are will help you decide which option is best for you.

UNCOVERED PARKING SPACES | OUTDOOR STORAGE

Uncovered, outdoor parking spaces are the most popular option when it comes to vehicle storage. They are individual parking spaces located in a separate part of the facility. They can be paved, gravel, or even just dirt or grass. This is the most cost-effective option for vehicle storage.

COVERED PARKING SPACES

Covered parking spaces are also located in an outdoor parking area. They are very much like uncovered parking spaces; except they offer some sort of canopy or roof for added protection to your vehicle.

CLIMATE CONTROLLED INDOOR UNITS

Indoor climate controlled storage units are typically a large warehouse type structure that can house multiple vehicles. Even though these are not completely private units that only you have regular access to, they protect your vehicle from all of the elements and prevent them from freezing over the winter.

UNHEATED DRIVE-UP STORAGE UNITS

Another option is your own drive-up access, unheated storage unit. These are basically a garage and only you have access to it. These are the most expensive vehicle storage option, but they are the most secure and you can come and go as you please.

What Can Be Stored In Vehicle Storage

Most self storage facilities allow you to store a wide range of vehicles, including boats, 5th wheels, travel trailers, utility trailers, tent trailers, motorcycles, ATV’s, cars, SUV’s, trucks, snowmobiles and more.

Preparing Your Vehicle For Storage

Before you store your vehicle, always make sure it is completely clean and dry. Completely clean the inside as well to prevent any pests from being attracted to your vehicle while in storage.

Always get any maintenance done to your vehicle before you store it. Change the oil, filters, top up all fluids and check for any repairs that may need to be done.

Depending on the type of vehicle storage you decide to get, either remove the battery or make sure it is fully charged. Most storage facilities do not have the option of keeping your vehicle plugged in, so keep this in mind when preparing it for storage.

At Riel Park RV & Self Storage, we have uncovered outdoor parking and enclosed drive-up access units to store your extra vehicles and motorized toys. With no long-term commitments, you can store your vehicle for as little or as long as you need.

Call one of our storage rental experts now at 780-459-6435 to reserve your space today!

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