The average cost of auto storage in the United States is $180 per month.
The average cost of a 10’x15’ mini storage unit is $100 per month.
Why pay more for auto storage?
We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, and that is the question we pose to you, and that is the question we will answer in this article. You can call us at 817-439-1380 for more answers to your questions or, if you live in the Fort Worth area, to arrange for a tour of our auto storage facilities.
The advantages of an auto storage facility
Most quality and professional auto storage facilities provide top-level security, but along with that security they offer a wide-variety of packages to choose from. Those extra packages can include weekly start-up of your vehicle, periodic driving of your vehicle, or they might include bubble-wrap storage or checking air pressure in the tires periodically.
The advantages of a self storage facility
The good ones will have topnotch security, wide-aisles for easy access, 24/7 access, and even the much-appreciated climate-controlled storage for an extra $25 per month on average.
The most obvious advantage is the cost. Car storage in self storage facilities is cheaper, and cost is a huge factor for people who are looking to keep their vehicle safe while they are away.
Why pay more for auto storage?
There are times when paying for auto storage in an actual auto storage facility makes sense. If you are in the military, and you will be deployed for six months, and you have a top-end vehicle, you most likely will want to pay for services like weekly start-ups and tire level maintenance.
But for short-term auto storage, the question returns: why pay more for auto storage when self storage will do quite nicely?
Consider security. Blue Mound 287 Self Storage has a fenced perimeter and only one main gate for ingress and egress. The main gate can only be opened with a personalized computer card. There is video monitoring throughout the facility. There is on-site management, and each self storage unit requires a personalized computer card to unlock it. It could be correctly argued that the security at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is every bit as good as at any auto storage facility in the United States.
Consider cost. For someone who is going to be gone for six months, storing at a mini storage like Blue Mound would save close to $500 over the course of that storage period.
Consider climate controlled storage
Self storage companies like Blue Mound 287 Self Storage have climate controlled storage, just like regular auto storage companies, to protect your vehicles from the damage caused by oxidation, the same type of climate controlled storage as in a professional auto storage building.
The bottom line: for those going away for months on end, leaving your vehicle in an auto storage facility might be your best bet, especially if you drive a collector or high-end vehicle. But for short-term storage, or the storage of a mid-priced passenger car, storage at a self storage company makes good sense.
A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage
We are the trusted name in Fort Worth self storage, locally owned and operated, taking care of your possessions so you don’t have to worry about their safety. Call us for more information.