Having a classic car or summer cruiser is great but it's important to store it properly, even if you don't have a lot of extra room around your home driveway. Getting a storage unit is a great way to protect the vehicle during the time when you can't drive it, and to preserve the value.
If you are looking at storage units and you aren't sure what sets some facilities apart from the others, look for properties that offer the following options with their units.
It's worth taking the time to find a temperature controlled storage unit if you're storing a vehicle. Temperature changes can cause condensation, which will dilute the gas, oil, and other fluids in the vehicle. Moisture and condensation can cause rust on the car, and damage the upholstery and develop mold and mildew.
With a temperature controlled unit, you don't have to worry about the battery losing its charge because of temperature changes, or the cold water weather causing the tires on the vehicle to go flat. It also makes it easy to work on the vehicle in the unit if you have a comfortable space.
A storage facility that has 24 hour video surveillance on the property, and signs that warn intruders about the security precautions is perfect. The potential thieves or intruders will see that their every move is being monitored by a camera system, and you will have video evidence if anything happens to your unit.
The Best Locking
You don't want to put your vehicle in a storage unit and then hope that a padlock is going to protect it. A padlock can be snapped by someone who has a pair of bolt cutters in a few seconds. Instead, find storage units that are closed with a cylinder lock, or a key pad or electronic locking device. These are going to be more reliable and protective options.
You can't predict what is going to happen to your vehicle while it sits in storage so you want to make sure you also have storage insurance from your auto insurance provider, or you can get a policy from the self-storage facility that you lease. This coverage will help cover the costs of any damages or theft that may arise. If you have a car that you can't drive year round and you don't want it to sit in the street or at the end of your driveway, get a storage unit (like those at Liberty Self Storage).