Reasons Why You Would Need Long Term Car Storage

long term car storage

It may seem like a silly idea to store a car. After all, you use it everyday, right? Not necessarily. There are many reasons why you would store a car and we at Albuquerque Self Storage would like to explain why you may want to consider long term car storage

The primary reason why you store a car is that the car in question is infrequently used. Therefore, it’s just taking up space in your garage that you could be using for something else. If so, you might want to consider storage. Storing your car in off-site vehicle storage will most certainly free up space on your property. Depending on the facility, it will also keep your car in great condition.

Professionals May Need to Store Cars

Professionals who serve in the military, who travel a lot, or who aren’t home much may not need an everyday car. Some professions require months away from home are other great examples of vehicle owners that might want to consider a storage unit over driveway or curbside parking.

You may want to consider this option if you know that you’ll need your car in the future, but not for the next few months. If you know that you won’t need a car for up to a year, consider selling your car or donating it. This way, you’ll have extra cash and will be able to help someone in need. 

Classic Summer Cars

While they are beautiful vehicles that turn heads, classic cars aren’t meant for every season. They’re not great for winter driving or in rainy seasons. That’s why owners of classic cars and sports cars might also want to consider storing their cars. 

If you’re a car enthusiast, treat your pride and joy the right way by storing it properly in a secure space. Our units are located in a gated facility that has controlled access during our business hours. Our on-site manager and security officials will assist you and check the area frequently. 

We provide new locks for all units too, so you can be sure that no other key exists to your unit. Our facility is also extremely well-lit at all times during the day and night. 

If you have any security concerns, consider storage insurance and create a list with photographs of everything you have stored in the unit. This will help in the rare occurrence of damage or loss of items.  

Regular Summer Cars

Maybe you’ve got a car that you can’t really drive during the colder months, like a convertible with no roof option that can be safely stored during the winter and brought back out to rock the streets in the spring.

Or maybe it’s a four-wheel driving winter machine that’s essentially pointless to drive unless you’re going on long excursions during snowy months.

Vacation or Long Trips

If you’re going away on vacation for a long time and don’t have a covered parking option for your car, consider finding a storage unit for it. Although we don’t offer covered spaces, other companies may. This will help protect your car from unforeseen weather or damage. 

Other Reasons To Store Your Car

If you’re a parent of a teenager, you may have been asked to get them a big birthday gift — i.e.; a car. A storage unit or rented space is a perfect place to hide the car from their prying eyes so you don’t have to worry about a dealership on their special day. It’s also ideal if their birthday is still a few months off, but there was a deal you couldn’t pass up. This way, your kid will never suspect the car is theirs, even if they drive right past it!

Or, if your kid fails their driving test before you can give them their car, a rented parking space is the ideal spot for the car they can’t use.  

Why Choose Albuquerque Self Storage?

Albuquerque Self Storage offers month-to-month contracts, so you can use it when you need it and move out of it when you’re ready to go. To keep it easy, we only require a 10 day notice before you leave your unit. And we don’t require a deposit!

You don’t have to worry about security either — our storage units are safe. Albuquerque Self Storage, has a well lit and gated facility for you to store your items and every unit is protected by a padlock. 

If you’re interested in using us for your self storage needs, contact us today.

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