The biggest price-affecting factor for vehicle storage is the type of storage you choose. The more expensive options will be private, climate-controlled units for only your vehicle. It’s a little harder to nail down pricing for climate-controlled vehicle storage, but based on pricing data from Life Storage, iStorage, CubeSmart, and Simply Self Storage, you can expect to pay around $310 each month for climate-controlled vehicle storage.
Cheaper options are more likely to resemble a public, outdoor parking space. Depending on your needs, level of security, and price range, you’ll choose from these common types of vehicle storage:
Uncovered parking involves parking your car on the storage facility lot without protection from the weather. In some cases, the lot is protected by a fence or gate, but check with your location to be sure. This type of storage provides the least protection and is likely an easier target for thieves, but it’s also the cheapest option.
This is another outdoor option if you’re trying to save money, and it comes with the added benefit of coverage from rain and direct sunlight. If you have the option to choose between covered and uncovered parking, choose covered. The few extra dollars will be worth it to protect your vehicle from harsh weather and sun damage.
Indoor vehicle storage isn’t offered everywhere, but it’s definitely worth exploring if it’s an option for you. Not only are weather conditions no longer a threat to your vehicle, but it’s much more secure. Without keys, thieves will have a much harder time making it into the building where your car is stored. Additionally, climate and humidity control options may become available at this level of vehicle storage.
In most cases, indoor private vehicle storage is the most expensive option—but for good reason. At most storage companies, you’ll be able to control temperature and humidity for the unit while getting the highest level of security. In some cases, you can even access livestream video footage of your car when you want to check up on it.