If you are looking for car storage you are going to want to read this article. You are then going to want to call us at (817) 999-0980 for more information. If your car, or truck, is important to you, what we have to say is important as well.
What are good car storage features to investigate?
If we were to list the four most important features to consider for vehicle storage, this would be that list:
- Climate controlled car storage
- Premium services
And we have listed those in the order of importance, in our opinion. Of course, we’ve been in this business for quite some time, so our opinion should matter a bit. Let’s look at each of these features.
Secure vehicle storage
You would not be looking for car storage if you did not have concerns about the safety of your car. If you did not care, you would simply leave your vehicle in your driveway, or in a friend’s garage. Secure vehicle storage is the #1 concern of those who seek car storage. Does the storage facility have proper security? Do they have video monitoring, and how often do they monitor that video feed? Do they have state-of-the-art locking systems like card keys and even fingerprint recognition scanners. Is the facility fenced in? What kind of alarm system is at the facility, and what kind of response time is there between the alarm sounding and authorities arriving?
Your car is expensive; otherwise you would not be looking for car storage; as such, it deserves the best in security features.
Long term auto storage means possibly months for your vehicle to be susceptible to the elements. Extreme temps can mean oxidation, and oxidation can mean ruined surfaces on your car. Upholstery, electronic equipment, computer components, all can be ruined by extreme temperature fluctuations. Do you really want to risk it all, with your car or truck, and not ask for climate controlled storage? Pay a little more now, or pay a lot more later in the form of auto repairs.
Inquire about these! For instance, a car sitting idle for months will slowly lose air in its tires. The battery will eventually go dead from inactivity. If left uncovered it can get chips from thrown gravel or from accidentally being bumped. These things can be avoided but you will need to pay a little extra for premium services for indoor car storage.
And, of course, the cost of the auto storage
Everyone wants to know cost, and those looking for car storage are no different. What will the best car storage cost you? You can plan on paying at least $250 per month. Most likely it will be a bit more. For all the bells and whistles, and for totally relief from worry, you better plan on closer to $400 per month.
Is that steep? Probably for many, but for those who are looking for the best in car storage, no! Put another way, what is expensive for a $100,000 vehicle? What is peace of mind worth if you own a 1964 Corvette in mint condition?
Give us a call and let’s talk about car storage. We have the answers you need at Dallas Car Storage.