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Can You Store a Car in a Storage Unit?

People often store various items like holiday decorations and family memorabilia in a storage unit, but did you know you can also find indoor units at Ocala Storage Park large enough to accommodate your car? Whether planning a vacation, relocating for work, or needing space for extra vehicles, storing your car securely can be a priority.
Can You Store a Car in a Storage Unit?
With the rise in carjackings, there might be better options than leaving your car unattended in your driveway. Our self storage units at Ocala Storage Park provide a secure alternative, especially for valuable or classic cars susceptible to theft or damage. Whether for temporary storage during travels or long-term safekeeping, a car-friendly storage unit can offer peace of mind.

Understanding Storage Unit Options for Your Car

Indoor Storage Units

If you want to protect your car from bad weather, especially hurricanes and flooding in Ocala, FL, it's smart to choose our indoor storage units. It provides better security and shields your vehicle from the elements. But how big of a storage unit do you need for your car? When storing a car at Ocala Storage Park, you’ll need to rent our 10x20 storage unit. This size is most similar to the size of a one-car garage. To determine if your car can fit in our 10x20 storage unit, start by measuring your car’s length, width, and height accurately. Please ensure to include the mirrors when measuring your car. By doing this, it will help you decide if our 10x20 storage unit is a great fit for your car.

Getting Your Car Ready Before Storing

Getting your car ready for storage is really important to keep it safe and in good condition, whether you're storing it for a short or long time at Ocala Storage Park. Taking some simple steps beforehand can save you a lot of trouble later on. Spending just an hour preparing can help you avoid spending several hours at the repair shop later.
  1. Before storing your car, make sure you do the regular maintenance tasks. This includes changing the oil, filling up the tank, and checking all the fluids. For long-term storage, focus on your battery. It's a good idea to start and drive your car every few months to avoid battery problems. If you can, disconnect the battery and store it in a cool, dry place to stop it from draining. These steps will help you avoid problems when you take your car out of storage.
  2. After that, focus on keeping pests away. Bugs and rodents can cause a lot of damage if they get into your car. Use things that keep pests away and keep your car clean to stop them from nesting inside. Also, seal any cracks or openings in your car to make it harder for pests to get in. Check your car often for signs of pests and take steps to stop them before they cause damage.
  3. Lastly, make sure to clean and cover your car. Clean it well, both inside and outside, to avoid scratches and paint damage. After it's dry, use a special cover made for storing cars to keep dust and debris off the exterior.

Looking for a Self Storage Facility That Allows Storing a Car

Now that you've found the right storage unit size and prepared your car for storage, it's time to pick a self-storage place. Not all storage spots allow cars, but luckily, Ocala Storage Park does. You can keep your car in our 10x20 storage unit. Before you decide, it's important to know our car storage policy. Reach out to our staff to learn more. Start storing your car with us and enjoy a 50% discount for the first month, along with competitive rates and flexible leasing options. Find us at 3804 SE Lake Weir Ave, Ocala, FL 34480. Visit our website or contact us at (352) 629-7475 or for more info on our storage sizes and prices.

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Ocala Storage Park
3804 SE Lake Weir Ave
Ocala, FL 34480
(352) 629-7475

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Access Hours

Sunday - SaturdayOpen 24 Hours

Ocala Storage Park is located at 3804 SE Lake Weir Ave in Ocala, FL. We’re able to serve several other surrounding areas such as Belleview, Dunnellon, Silver Springs Shores, Huntington, and Marion Oaks. Find us between South Ocala Animal Clinic and Splash Car Wash. Get to us via Highway 500 and Highway 27.