You have all heard of it, climate controlled car storage. You have also heard that it is an added expense, upwards of $100 or more for that feature. The question, then, is whether it is worth it or not? To answer that question, a car owner must weigh the value of the vehicle vs the value of climate control protection. Let’s explore this matter, and if you have any questions you can call us at (817) 999-0980.
The value of your vehicle meant for vehicle storage
There is actual value vs intrinsic value when talking about vehicles. Actual value refers to the market value of your vehicle. For want of a better gauge, let’s say the Blue Book value. A 2000 Toyota Corolla might have a Blue Book value of $1000. A 2000 Porsche Targa might have a Blue Book value of $25,000. The waters are a bit muddied when talking about intrinsic value. That 2000 Toyota Corolla might be more important to its owner (sole means of transportation) than the 2000 Porsche Targa is to its owner. It just all depends on vehicles and owners. So to make a statement that a 2000 Toyota Corolla probably doesn’t need climate controlled car storage might not be an accurate statement. On the other hand, the owner of the 2000 Porsche Targa, especially if that Targa is in pristine shape, will most likely want climate controlled car storage to protect the finish of that fine automobile.
Why climate controlled car storage
There is no doubt that climate controlled car storage during long term auto storage is a very nice protective amenity. In areas with extreme temperatures, climate control protects against the effects of oxidation, and oxidation is quite damaging to most surfaces on all vehicles. Over the period of a couple months, oxidation can completely ruin cloth, wood, and leather surfaces. It can also do damage to electronics in a vehicle. It is not an exaggeration to say that oxidation can do thousands of dollars in damage to a vehicle if that vehicle is not protected by a constant temperature system.
But yes, it is more expensive. At our facility, Fort Worth Car Storage, climate controlled car storage costs and extra $100 per month. Is that extra cost worth it for a 2000 Toyota Corolla? Only you can answer that question. Without a doubt the owner of the Targa would say yes, and any collector car owner or exotic car owner would say yes as well.
It all comes down to value, actual value vs intrinsic value.
We are Fort Worth Car Storage, locally owned and operated, providing the very best in vehicle storage. We offer state-of-the-art security. We offer climate controlled car storage. We offer a wide array of amenities. We are owned by a car collector, so collector car storage and exotic car storage are right up our alley, so to speak. We treat your vehicle like it is our vehicle, and that is a promise.
Give us a call for a quote, or if you have questions about climate controlled car storage. Short term or long term vehicle storage, we have the answers to your questions.