There are many circumstances under which a person has to store or get rid of some of their possessions. The most obvious situation is moving. If a person decides to move to a smaller residence or to move in with someone, they may not be able to take everything with them. The usual suspects that must be left behind, sold, or put into storage include clothing, toys, books, knick-knacks, kitchenware, and furniture. But what happens when what you can’t take with you or what you just don’t have the space for is a car?
Most of the time, a car goes with its owner, but what if the person has more than one car and only one parking space at their new home? Or what if the person is a car collector? Collections take on many forms; some people collect baseball cards, others collect cars. It may be vintage cars, muscle cars, Corvettes, or every 1960s car offered in yellow, but whatever the actual vehicle collection may be, it represents a significant investment of time (especially if they were restored), money, and pride. You don’t have to be a collector to be attached to your cars, however.
Regardless of why you can’t keep all of your cars with you, there is an answer: self-storage. Finding the right self-storage facility can be a challenge. Here are some helpful tips for what to look for in a self-storage facility for vehicles:
- Security – No security system, no cameras, no indoor storage, and no exterior gate are all very red flags.
- Indoor & Outdoor Storage – The availability of indoor auto storage is a must for keeping a vehicle safe from the elements. Outdoor storage may be fine for the jalopy you can’t bear to part with, but can be detrimental to any vehicle that you want to keep in pristine condition.
- Accessibility – A storage facility should not be a black hole. If you ever want to “visit,” switch out cars, or take one of your stored vehicles on a trip, you need to be able to get into the facility easily and conveniently.
If you are looking for auto storage in the San Gabriel Valley, STORBOX Pasadena Self-Storage has the facility for you. Our fully fenced and gated property offers personalized key code access, 24-hour everyday security monitoring, and surveillance cameras to keep your car safe. We offer both indoor and outdoor storage, and with our 7-days/week availability, you’ll be able to come and go as you please. To learn more about STORBOX, call us today at (626) 793-9888.