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.
Yes, storing a car in a storage unit is quite common for short or long term storage in San Jose. 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 page.
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 for more details.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Car storage insurance is sometimes referred to as "", 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.
Does San Jose student population affect self-storage prices?
Colleges and universities located in or nearby San Jose include San Jose State University. College students often need self-storage during summer and winter breaks and can drive prices up during these seasons.
How does seasonality affect San Jose self-storage prices?
Storage prices in San Jose tend to be somewhat volatile when compared to other cities. Prices can vary by about $43.79 monthly depending on the time of year. San Jose self-storage prices are highest inAugust, and lowest in April.
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