Storage Unit Sizes for Cars
10x15: This unit size can hold most compact cars.
10x20: This unit size can hold crossovers, sedans, small pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans.
10x30: This unit size can hold pickup trucks and other large vehicles.
No matter what type of vehicle you store, we highly recommend measuring your vehicle's length or searching for its dimensions online before renting a storage unit for your vehicle.
How Much Does Car Storage Cost?
The price of auto storage will vary based on a few factors. The first is whether you're looking to store your car inside of a storage unit versus storing outdoors. The second is the city you live in. Lastly is the area of the city in which you're looking to store (i.e., downtown vs. out in the suburbs).
Pricing of Indoor Auto Storage
Indoor auto storage will range between $100 and $220 a month for 10x15, 10x20, and 10x30 storage units in small to mid-sized cities. For larger cities where space is at a premium, prices will range between $175 and $300.
Pricing of Outdoor Auto Storage
Outdoor parking spaces will range between $25 and $50 per month for 10x20 and 10x30 parking spaces in small to mid-sized cities, and around $100+ per month in the larger cities where space is at a premium.
Car Storage FAQs
Can I store and work on a car in a storage unit?
For the most part, the answer is no. Storage facilities typically don't allow storage units to be used as workshops. Another reason is that if a car is abandoned in a storage unit, the storage facility needs to be able to quickly and easily remove the car. Because of this, it's almost always required that the car has to run.
Is vehicle registration and proof of insurance required?
Though you may not be driving your car for a while, it must remain registered and insured to be in a storage unit. Talk with your insurance agent about switching to a less-expensive temporary coverage plan, as vehicle insurance laws vary from state to state. Common coverage plans for cars in storage are seasonal and comp-only. If you park an uninsured vehicle in a storage unit, you run the risk of receiving a citation or having your license suspended. Don’t forget to switch your insurance when your car is back on the road!
Do all storage facilities offer car storage?
Auto storage is very common at storage facilities, but not every facility will offer it. This is especially true for some storage facilities found in downtown areas. Many of these facilities are multi-level buildings with only interior access storage units that aren't for cars. That said, some facilities do have limited outdoor parking space and drive-up access units, so don't just assume it won't be available if you're looking to store your car in a downtown area.
What if my car doesn't fit in the storage unit I reserved?
Most storage facilities can help you upgrade to a larger storage unit. Of course, you'll have to pay the rate for that additional space.