Can You Store a Car In a Self Storage Unit?

#Vehicle Storage

A car in a storage space.

Self storage is an affordable, convenient, and easy way to store belongings for the short term or the long haul alike. Whether you’re going through a tricky life event or simply need some additional storage near you and your home, Minneapolis-St. Paul self storage operators like your friends here at Acorn Mini Storage can provide you with the space you need, when you need it.

Of course, some belongings are bigger than others, and if you’re one of the millions of Americans who have never used self storage, you’ve probably got some questions about vehicle storage. Fortunately, we’ve got answers!

Can You Store a Car In a Self Storage Unit?

Yes, you can store a car in a self storage unit if your storage unit is large enough and you can maneuver your car into and out of the unit. There aren’t any direct additional costs to storing a car in a storage unit, but there are other factors you’ll have to consider. Be aware that you need to carry insurance when storing your car.

What size storage unit do I need for automobile self storage?

At minimum, you’ll need at least a 10×20 storage unit to use for car storage. The 2024 Toyota Corolla is one of the smallest new cars on the market, and it measures just over 15 feet in length and just under six feet in width (excluding mirrors, which add about six inches on each side for an ultimate total width of about seven feet). On the opposite side of the size spectrum, the 2024 GMC Yukon XL measures nearly 19 feet in length and just under eight feet in width with mirrors.

But even if you’re perusing available storage units online, there’s one more factor that you’ll need to consider: door width. Even if a storage unit is 10 or 15 feet wide, its door may not be as wide. Be sure to contact your storage facility to make sure that its doors are wide enough for your car—and that there’s enough space to get your car in and out of the unit even if it can fit.

Are there other car storage options available?

There are three main types of car storage for rent:

  • Drive-up storage units
  • Covered parking spaces
  • Uncovered parking spaces

Drive-up storage units are not specifically designated for car storage, though as we’ve discussed some units can be used for that purpose. On the other hand, covered and uncovered parking spaces are specifically designed for car and other vehicle storage. These spaces are available for rent just like other storage units. Here at Acorn Mini Storage, they’re listed just like any other storage unit and designated as “Outdoor Parking Space” at storage facilities such as those in Chaska and Brooklyn Park.

Affordable Car Storage for Rent in Minneapolis-St. Paul

If you find yourself in the position where you need to a store a car for a while—be it a convertible to keep on ice during the winter, a company car, or because you’re in the middle of a complicated move—you don’t have to worry about leaving it on the road for months on end. Acorn Mini Storage has your back with affordable vehicle and car storage across the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro area.

Call us or rent your car storage unit online to take advantage of flexible month-to-month leases, affordable prices, and more today!

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