SecureSpace Offers Self Storage For Your Vehicle

If you’ve ever rented a storage unit, you know the benefit and convenience of having a secure location to house your important belongings. But did you know that you can store your vehicle or boat at SecureSpace’s expertly maintained facility in Clearwater?

Why Store A Vehicle?

There are many reasons that make sense to store a vehicle. The first is to protect your investment. Cars, particularly antique or specialty models, are not cheap, and they are also interesting to thieves and vandals. Because SecureSpace is accessible only by customers with a smart gate code and is covered by enhanced security equipment, your stored vehicle is always under surveillance.

Deployed military personnel can also utilize vehicle self-storage to ensure their belongings have a home while they’re away. Those renting a storage unit at the facility will also find it convenient to have their vehicle and other personal belongings in the same location. And, as many HOA neighborhoods do not allow excess vehicles to be parked in view, vehicle storage is a necessity for those who wish to own a vintage automobile, large boat, or other recreational vehicle.

What Size Unit Do I Need?

When it comes to storage, size matters. If you have a smaller vehicle, such as a golf cart or a compact sports car, a 10’ x 15’ is a good option. Our 12’ x 20’ or 10’ x 25’ outdoor parking spaces are just right for something a bit larger, like a small trunk or mid-size SUV. If you have a larger vehicle, such as a full-size SUV, cargo van, or crew cab work truck, ask about 12’ x 25’ or larger car storage units. Boat storage will depend on size.

Prepare Your Vehicle For Storage

The main purpose of parking your vehicle at an off-site storage unit is to keep it safe. A few tips to help you do just that include:

  • Wash your vehicle before you store it. Dust and dirt can have a negative effect on your vehicle’s paint. Spend an afternoon focused on the interior and exterior so that you can drop your car off in pristine shape. This is also an excellent opportunity to take photos of your vehicle at its very best.
  • Cover it. Just as you would cover your car, truck, or boat if it were not being used on your property, you want to invest in a fitted cover while it is stored outdoors. This will help to protect it from UV rays, which can be harmful to your vehicle’s finish.
  • Keep it registered. Keep your vehicle’s title and registration papers current, which is crucial when you leave a vehicle in storage. Further, having your paperwork in order makes it easier to sell when the time comes.
  • Drive it sometimes. As much as we love keeping your vehicle safe and secure, you should let it run for a few minutes every three or four weeks, if possible. This will help to keep the battery charged so that you can take it for a spin when you’re ready.

Insurance And Your Stored Vehicle

Insurance is required on your vehicle prior to dropping it off at any SecureSpace location. Ask our staff about the specifics. Additionally, maintaining an active insurance policy on your vehicle eliminates coverage gaps, which can keep you out of the high-risk category. In some cases, it’s also cost-prohibitive to reinstate a lapsed policy. If your vehicle is not yet paid for, contact your loan provider to find out what type of coverage you are contractually required to have.

When you store your vehicle with SecureSpace Self Storage Clearwater, you have peace of mind knowing that it is safe and sound in our secure facility. Visit us online to take a 360° interactive tour, or visit us in person to see for yourself how clean and convenient vehicle storage can be.