Before you consider auto storage at a mini storage facility, we have a few tips for you to consider.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the great people of Fort Worth, Texas. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about auto storage, boat storage, RV storage, or storage of household goods.

Now, though, let’s talk about five tips for auto storage at a self storage facility.

An abandoned vehicle will turn into a sick vehicle

A car or truck which is not regularly started will become an ill vehicle.  If you are planning on auto storage, especially for a long period of time, you must also find a way to periodically start that engine and, preferably, drive the car once a week.  If you are storing your vehicle for a long period of time because you will be gone, arrange for a friend or family member to go to the storage facility and start your car.

Check to make sure you have easy, 24/7 access

When you want your car, you want your car. You don’t want to wait until the storage company opens for you to retrieve your car. This may seem like we are nitpicking but trust us, emergencies happen when we least expect them.  Storage facilities like Blue Mound 287 have 24/7 access and wide aisles, making it very easy to retrieve your car, from storage, any time, day or night.

Check on insurance

Is your vehicle covered by your insurance while in storage? Does the storage company have insurance for your vehicle? Check on these things before you move forward, and make sure your vehicle is completely covered with insurance.  And before you leave your vehicle to the care of some storage company, take a series of photographs of that vehicle, detailing any dents or scratches it already has.

Invest in a car cover

Protect your vehicle while you are away with a car cover.  It will cost you in the short run, but it will save you money in the long run.  No matter how reliable the storage facility is, accidents can happen, and even a small accident like a kicked-up rock can cause damage to the paint job of your car which will cost you hundreds of dollars to repair.

Disconnect the battery

Batteries lose their juice if they are not used.  You are much better off disconnecting your car battery when you put it in storage.  It is a simple matter to reconnect the battery when you need to drive your car, a matter of a couple minutes tops, and it is worth it so you don’t find yourself with a dead battery when you need that vehicle.

A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage has been serving the good people of Fort Worth for decades, and that kind of longevity can only happen if the service is friendly and the security is topnotch. Call us today for the most secure self storage found in the Fort Worth area, and ask us about any storage “specials” we may be offering that month.