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Public Storage - Justice - 8550 West 83rd Street - 8550 West 83rd Street
Public Storage - Bridgeview - 10024 S Harlem Ave - 10024 S Harlem Ave
Public Storage - Chicago - 939 E 95th Street - 939 E 95th Street
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Public Storage - Justice - 8550 West 83rd StreetJustice IL 6045814.1 miles away
Public Storage - Chicago - 7455 South Pulaski Road - 7455 South Pulaski Road
Extra Space Storage - 7012 - Chicago - W North Ave - 1030 West North Avenue
Extra Space Storage - 1711 - Cicero - Ogden Ave - 5701 Ogden Avenue
Public Storage - Alsip - 4849 W 115th Street - 4849 W 115th Street
Public Storage - Chicago - 2638 N Pulaski Road - 2638 N Pulaski Road
Extra Space Storage - 1709 - Chicago - 95th St - 1000 East 95th Street
Life Storage - 3695 - Chicago - Desplaines St - 465 North Desplaines Street
Life Storage - 3451 - Bridgeview - 79th St - 7700 West 79th Street
Public Storage - Schiller Park - 9700 W Irving Park Road - 9700 W Irving Park Road
The Lock Up Self Storage - River Grove - 1820 North 1st Avenue
Public Storage - Chicago - 1001 W 111th Street - 1001 W 111th Street
Life Storage - 3327 - Chicago - Austin Ave - 2051 North Austin Avenue
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Storing a Car in Chicago, IL

Here's a brief guide to some common questions about car storage and a few tips for preparing and maintaining your car while it's in storage.

Can you store a car in a storage unit in Chicago, IL?

Yes, storing a car in a storage unit is quite common for short or long term storage in Chicago. Car storage units require drive-up accessibility and not all storage facilities have this feature, so you'll want to filter your search to just include facilities with car storage or search by city or zip code on SpareFoot's car storage page.

What size storage do I need for a car near Chicago, IL?

A 10x20 storage unit is the most common size for car storage. This will fit most sedans, crossovers, SUVs and small trucks. Larger trucks, vans and SUVs will require something larger like a 10x30 storage unit, while compact cars might fit into a 10x15 storage unit. Keep in mind that storage units have 8 foot ceilings, so trucks with higher lifts may not fit. Check out our car storage size guide for more details.

How do you prepare a car for storage in Chicago, IL?

If you're planning to put a car in long-term storage, generally for 2 or more months, here are steps you can take to prevent damage to the engine and tires:

  • Wash and detail the interior and exterior
  • Change the engine oil to prevent build-up
  • Replace air filters and coolant
  • Fill up the gas tank to prevent rust
  • Over-inflate the tires, better yet, remove them altogether
  • Disconnect the battery to keep it from dying
  • Plug the exhaust pipe to prevent rats and pests
  • Use a car cover for added protection

Check out our blog post for preparing car for storage to learn more.

How often should you start a car in storage in Chicago, IL?

While your car is in storage you'll want to start it up at least once every 2 weeks. It's best to let it run (not while in the unit!) or drive it around for 15 minutes. This will make sure everything operates correctly when you take your car out of storage.

Can you work on a car while it's in storage in Chicago, IL?

It depends; some storage facilities will allow you to work on your car while it's in a storage unit but others will not. This will basically depend on the facility management so definitely ask first.

How long can you leave a car in storage in Chicago, IL?

As long as you follow the car storage prep and maintenance tips, there's really no limit to how long a car can stay in storage.

What is storage insurance for a car?

Car storage insurance is sometimes referred to as "parked car insurance", but comprehensive coverage is typically the name of the plan offered by insurance companies. This protects against damage to the car while it is in storage but does not include liability coverage like a traditional insurance policy. It's a good idea to maintain insurance covered while the car is in storage and most storage facilities will require proof of insurance too.

Average price of storage units by size

Find online move-in rates and specials like first month half off and first month FREE at select Chicago, Illinois storage facilities. Below are the average monthly storage unit prices in Chicago, Illinois for the most common storage unit sizes.

Unit SizeAverage PriceLowest Price
20'$169.47Not Available
25'$130.94Not Available
30'$258.70Not Available
35'Not AvailableNot Available
40'Not AvailableNot Available

The overall average price of a self-storage unit booked in Chicago, Illinois over the past 180 days is $72.23.

Data for the cheapest self-storage unit is updated every 15 minutes.

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to store a car in Chicago?

The average cost of car storage in Chicago is $72.23 per month. You can compare prices and find the best storage unit for you Sparefoot.com

Are there car storage discounts in Chicago?

Many storage facilities do offer car storage discounts for new reservations. To find vehicle storage in Chicago with a discount you can search by zip code or city on Sparefoot.

How much is a 20' long storage unit in Chicago?

An average 20' long storage unit in Chicago is $169.47 per month. Some compact cars may fit in a '15 long storage unit, but a 10x20 is a better option because it is big enough for most cars.

How much does outdoor car storage cost in Chicago?

Outdoor car storage costs about $72.23 per month in Chicago. Typically, outdoor parking spots are cheaper because they don't offer the same level of protection as an indoor or enclosed storage unit.

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