Should you Choose Outdoor or Indoor Storage For Your Vehicle?

Posted on Mar 21 2014 - 6:52pm by Garret Stembridge

Are you looking to store your vehicle, but don’t know what type of unit to rent? Both drive-up indoor and outdoor vehicle storage units have their benefits. Your decision will ultimately depend on the vehicle you plan to store, the level of protection you need, and your budget. Here are some factors to consider:

 

Should you Choose Outdoor or Indoor Storage For Your Vehicle?

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Protection From the Elements

Drive-up interior storage units are enclosed with roll-up doors like a garage. These units offer a high level protection from the elements and some even provide climate control. They are ideal for storing vintage or custom sports cars that need a high level of attention and upkeep.

Outdoor storage spaces typically consist of a parking space and a roof. They offer just the right amount of protection for short-term storage or for older, less valuable vehicles that don’t require a consistent environment.

 

Size

Drive-up indoor storage units are typically the size of a one-car garage. Outdoor storage spaces, on the other hand, are more flexible in terms of size. These units are perfect for storing larger vehicles, such as RVs or trucks. Before you rent out a unit, be sure to check the dimensions of your car, including the width of the open door. Also consider the size of any trailer or any other equipment you wish to store with the vehicle.

 

Security

Though outdoor spaces offer protection with cameras and a locked gate, drive-up interior units offer a higher level of security and privacy. The ability to close up and lock indoor units gives many renters extra peace of mind, knowing their expensive vehicles will stay safe.

 

Access to Storage

You should also think about how often you will need access to your storage unit. If you plan on using your vehicle frequently, you may wish to choose an outdoor space near the entrance to the facility to allow you to drive in and out easily.

 

Budget

Outdoor storage is the least expensive storage option. However, drive-up garage space offers more security and a level of protection that can negate the extra cost when storing valuable classic or custom cars.

Choosing between outdoor and indoor storage space isn’t difficult. With a little extra consideration, you can find the perfect fit for you.

Which type of storage do you prefer for your vehicle?

 

Should you Choose Outdoor or Indoor Storage For Your Vehicle?

About Garret Stembridge

Social Media and Content Marketing Manager
Extra Space Storage

With a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Utah, Garret came into the self storage business after hearing of an open position at Extra Space Storage. As an important member of the internet marketing team, Garret focuses on optimizing the customer experience to ensure each customer finds the storage facility and unit that is right for them.

When he's not scouring the internet at work, Garret spends much of his time outdoors where he is often hunting, fishing, or taking care of his established beehives. Garret also enjoys watching sports and traveling to other countries when he can get time away from work.

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