Is it better to park your auto indoors or outdoors? Does it really matter? For those of you who may be wondering whether an outdoor parking space or indoor storage facility will suit you better, I’m here to explain the differences and benefits of each to help you decide.
Outdoor Parking Space
Parking your autos outdoor may not seem like it has many advantages, but it certainly does! For those of you with large vehicles such as an RV, boat, or large work trailer, storing in an outdoor parking space provides you with plenty of room at an economical cost. The necessary clearance to easily access it and maneuver it in and out of the space at all times. In addition, there are many locations to choose from such as your standard storage business. If your vehicle requires winterization, like a boat or RV, the open area that exists in an outdoor parking space gives you all the room you need to prepare your vehicle for the cold winter months while it’s parked. We do recommend that you use an all-weather cover to provide your vehicle with protection from the elements while it is parked.
Outdoor parking spaces are ideal for anyone with multiple vehicles that will be used on rotation. You can park work trailers at outdoor facilities and pick up only the one(s) you need on any given day. Then, simply park them back in their spaces at the end of your workday – with no hassle. Or, maybe you have an old tow trailer, a car, and a truck that you want to store. Most storage facilities can provide you with a parking space large enough to accommodate all of them together, rather than separate them. That makes it easier and saves you some money.
Indoor Vehicle Storage
Indoor vehicle storage is geared more toward the vehicle enthusiast or someone who doesn’t have enough garage space at home or wants a better solution than a typical garage. If you have a collector car or sports car; this is the parking option for you! Pull your car into one of our spacious, climate controlled, and secure indoor vehicle storage spaces and walk away knowing your “baby” will be safe inside, out of the weather, and out of sight. A few of the of the other benefits of storing your auto with South Atlanta Auto Storage are the services that we offer our clients. These include Xpel Paint Protection Film, Ceramic Coatings, Wheel repairs, Minor Paint Corrections, Compete Auto Detailing, and Window Tinting…giving our customers a one stop shop!
Weather - This is likely the most self-evident. Yet, rain, snow, wind, and other climate hazards are enemies of a vehicle parked outside. They can leave soil and corrosion on a vehicle that can cause critical harm to your cars, similar to rust.
Shield From Scratches And Also From Other Vehicles - falling tree limbs, rambunctious kids, rodents, etc… are only a few examples of how a vehicle can get harmed from just being outside.
Protect from the Sun, Heat, Humidity, And Temperature Changes - Sun UV beams can harm a vehicle in manners most vehicle owners don’t consider. The outrageous heat and humidity can both lead to the disintegration inside and outside of your vehicle.
Fewer Chances Of Being Robbed Or Injuries - Vehicles are a huge investment, and for most, they are perhaps the most significant things they own. Leaving outside allows a vehicle to stay uncovered to defacing and robbery. An indoor car garage reduces the chances of damaging a vehicle in any capacity and also protects you from thefts and break-ins.
Lower Protection Costs - Some insurance agencies give you a discount knowing your auto is stored in a secured, climate controlled facility.
People Matter - We all love our cars, but one of the best things about being a car person is having a community of car people to talk shop with. Specialty storage facilities may offer a safe place for your car, but very few come with a built-in society of gearheads like South Atlanta Auto Storage. We’re car lovers, and we created our facility for other car lovers, just like you.
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when deciding where to store your vehicles. Weighing the pros and cons can be exhausting. Still undecided? Contact us! Give us a call and one of our friendly managers will be happy to answer any questions and help you choose the best option.