With the cost of new cars averaging at $31,400, it’s easy to see why many motorists look for ways to cut back on their vehicle-related expenditures.
This is further fueled by the fact that the cost of owning an automobile doesn’t stop at its purchase price. As a car owner, you also have to consider the monthly operating costs, which averages at $706!
Seeing that you’ve paid a lot — and continue to do so — for your car, you want to make sure your choice in vehicle storage can guarantee the safety of your investment.
This is where our automobile storage units in Leesburg, VA come into play. In this post, we’ll share with you when is the best time to have your car go into storage, and how we can help when you need to have your prized ride stored.
Preparing for a Long-Distance Move
Did you know that on average, Americans move about 11 to 12 times in their lifetime? And considering that the average household in the U.S. owns 300,000 items, it should no longer come as a surprise that many consumers rely on outside help from moving and storage companies.
Even if you won’t need to move all your stuff, you most likely still need a place to house your most important possessions, including your pricey car. This is especially true for long-distance moves, which can take several trips back and forth your new place. Since it’s possible you can’t keep things in your old place anymore, then you need a safe shelter for them.
Preparation for a long-distance move is one of the primary reasons you should work with a storage company. As you settle things with your old and new house, you can rely on us to keep your prized ride (and your other valuables) in a safe and secure location.
Going for an Extended Vacation
You’ve finally decided it’s time for a much-deserved vacation. The only thing worrying you is that no one will look after your car. With more than 7.9 million reported cases of property crime in the U.S., worrying about your ride’s safety is completely understandable.
This doesn’t mean you should no longer go on that holiday. If you’ve no one (family or friend) to entrust your vehicle to, you can rely on us for help. You can use one of our vehicle storage rental units to keep your car away from the sight of thieves and criminals.
This also applies to whenever you have to leave your house sitting alone, at risk of having someone commit unauthorized entry. You don’t want to come to an empty garage or worse, an empty home after all.
Your Home Will Soon Be Under Renovation
Depending on how minor or large your home renovation project is, it can take anywhere from four to eight months. That means 16 to 32 weeks of inaccessibility for certain areas of your home, perhaps even your entire house. For the safety and security of your valuables, you should also consider relocating them.
The last thing you want is to deal with damage to your property, even with licensed and insured construction workers. Leaving your car exposed, especially right under a construction area, means putting it at risk of possible falling debris.
From dents to chipped paint to cracked or even broken windshield, there’s just too much risk to leave your car as renovations take place. Repairing a one-inch dent can already set you back anywhere between $50 to $120! If something hard and heavy falls on your windshield, you may have to shell out another $20 for a minor crack or even $325 to replace the glass.
This doesn’t even include the expense of waiting for the completion of the repairs. Think about how hassling it will be commute just because your ride is under repair. Or how frustrating it will be to have no means of transportation, especially during emergencies.
So, rather than risk all these (and more), why not consider storing your car with us? We’ve numerous vehicle storage units you can either book now or reserve in time for your home renovation.
Your Garage Can Only Accommodate One Vehicle
While it’s true that more households in the country now go without cars, yours may be one of those that have more than one vehicle. Especially in Virginia, where the average number of vehicles per household ranges from 1.38 to 2.02.
Since Virginia isn’t in the Midwest where homes with 3-car garages are most common, your garage most likely can only fit one vehicle. You don’t want to keep it parked out front since this attracts car burglars and thieves.
Nor do you want to leave it exposed to environmental elements, which can quickly strip and weather down its exterior paint.
Also, don’t forget that Virginia isn’t immune to hailstones that can easily crack or even shatter glass. Just so you know, hailstones aren’t always pea-sized or marble-sized. They can form into something as big as volleyballs, weighing up to a whopping two pounds!
So, as you wait for the builders to complete your garage extension, set the other vehicle up for storage. This way, you don’t have to worry about severe weather conditions damaging your car.
Safe Vehicle Storage: Your Ride’s Home Away from Home
You’ve invested a lot of hard work and money to purchase your car (or cars). So as much as possible, you want to keep the costs of owning and maintaining it at a minimum. At the same time, you don’t want to cut back on important expenditures, especially when it’s already the entire safety and security of your ride on the line.
By booking or reserving a vehicle storage unit with us, you can rest assured that your car will be in safe hands. Check out our locations today and give us a call!