When discussing vehicle storage points to consider, it is important to point out it makes a great deal of difference what kind of vehicle is going to be stored while you are away. Vehicle storage for a 2000 Toyota Corolla is one thing; collector car storage for a 2000 Lamborghini is quite another.
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What type of vehicle are we talking about?
And a corresponding question: how important is that vehicle to you? One man’s 2000 Toyota Corolla is another man’s Mercedes, depending upon the use of that vehicle and how important it is for the owner’s daily life. If your car is not terribly important, maybe a second car which just needs a relatively secure location, in all honesty renting a storage unit at a self storage facility is probably your best bet. You can rent at a self storage facility for under one-hundred bucks per month, and it will be relatively safe from vandalism and theft. But if that vehicle of yours is important; if it has sentimental value to you; if it has collector car status; or if it has high-end importance for your business, you will need high-end car storage options to look at.
Consider fluctuating climate conditions
If your vehicle is important to you then you need to consider extreme climate conditions. The concern here is oxidation, which is caused by extreme climate changes, and oxidation will ruin cloth, metal, wood, and leather surfaces. To prevent that from happening, climate controlled car storage is necessary, a constant temperature of around 68 degrees to keep oxidation from happening. Yes, this costs more, oftentimes upwards of $100 more per month, repainting a vehicle is going to cost considerably more than $100, so pay now or pay more later!
And then there are the incidentals to consider
Will you be gone for a long time? If so, your vehicle will need periodic maintenance and probably detailing. A clean engine and an exercised engine will remain a healthy engine. A high-quality engine is not meant to sit idly, so periodic care is crucial to keep that engine healthy. Are you willing to pay for that care for your car?
Finally, go with a locally owned and operated vehicle storage facility. Your car is important to you; trust in a local business person and not some corporate type in New York or Los Angeles. Neighbors take care of neighbors; that’s our belief at Fort Worth Car Storage, and that’s how we treat our customers.
Again, you can give us a call to talk further about vehicle storage. This is our business and we love giving advice based on our extensive experience. The name is Fort Worth Car Storage; our business is keeping your vehicle safe and sound. Call us if we can help you, and if you live in the Fort Worth area, come see our Fort Worth vehicle storage facility and ask your questions in person.