Car Storage San Clemente - Get your personal car storage units at San Clemente Self Storage, your premier provider of car storage in San Clemente. We offer fully enclosed, drive up storage units (with roll up doors), ranging in sizes from 10’ x 15’ to 15’ x 35’. Our fully enclosed storage units not only protect your car from weather elements, but, from theft and vandalism too. You are the only one who will have access to your storage unit.
Car Storage Unit Sizes
Most cars and SUV’s will need a minimum storage unit length of 20 feet. Our most popular car storage unit sizes are 10’ x 20’, 10’ x 25’, and 10’ x 30’. Small and Compact cars can typically fit in storage units measuring 15 feet deep (or more).
Car Storage at San Clemente Self Storage- Benefits
Your first step is determining your car storage unit size. You are going to have to measure your vehicle’s length, width (must fit through roll up doors- typically 8 feet wide), and height.
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday
Storage units access available 7 days a week,
via computerized key pad gate entry system.
Preparing Your Car for Auto Storage
Here are some San Clemente Car Storage tips to help you get your car ready for storage. When a car is not being used for an extended period of time, a number of problems can occur to it due to its dormancy. These tips will not only get your car better prepared for auto storage, but they will also help your vehicle operate correctly when you get it out.
Rent a Dry or Fully Enclosed Storage Unit - Weather, dirt, dust, temperature changes, and moisture can cause rust and deterioration to your car and its components. A dry, fully enclosed storage unit, can protect your car from these elements. Get a Good Lock for Your Storage Unit - Disc locks can not be cut with bolt cutters, unlike padlocks. A lock that is open with a key instead of a combination can beneficial for people that are not great about remembering numbers. Always Put a Car Cover on Your Vehicle- This will protect it from dust and dirt. Make sure the material of the cover is breathable. Remove Your Car Battery - Electrical is where most of your problems can occur. Any battery, no matter how good will slowly discharge over time. To keep your battery in good condition while it is not in use, consider buying a Battery Trickle Changer or one that stops charging when the battery is fully charged. Clean all Battery Terminals and Wiring - Consider putting felt washers on the battery terminal posts to prevent corrosion and spray electrical connections with a protectant. Fill Up Your Gas Tank - A full tank of gas will keep moisture out of the gas tank, where rust could occur against metal. Put a Fuel Additive in Your Gas Tank - Gas can go bad and turn into a “varnished goo” or gum and clog up fuel injectors and carburetors. The addition of a good fuel stabilizer can keep your gas fresh for a long time. Fill up your Gas Tank. Get a Tune Up - Make sure all of your plugs, wiring, and hoses are in good shape. Oil and other fluids can go bad like gas. So make sure your all of your fluids are fresh and clean. The last thing you need is old “thick dirty” oil in your engine. Get Your Car Detailed - A good wash, wax, and interior cleaning will do more than just make your car look good, it can protect your car’s paint, tires, and interior during storage.
Inflate Your Tire Pressure - Extended periods of storage can cause your tires to get flat spots if it is not moved. Putting your car on jack stands will stop this problem. If you do not wish to put your car on jacks, inflate your tires to their highest levels - this will lessen the effects of deflation, should it occur. Lubricate Hood Latches and Door Locks - Use a dry lubricant that is graphite based.
Store Out of Direct Sunlight - Rubber is sensitive to ultra-violet light, and when exposed on a long term basis, can cause it to crack and split.
Slide a Drip Tray Beneath The Car - If there is fluid loss, you will be able to monitor it.
Parking Brake - Do not apply it during storage. Parking brakes can sometimes rust and get attached to the brake drum. For cars with manual transmissions, put the gear in neutral. Use wheel blocks to keep car from rolling.
What to Do When Re-Start Your Car - When a vehicle has set for a long period of time, its oil may have dripped all the way down into the oil pan. Starting it in this condition could cause considerable wear and tear on your engine. What you need to do is get your oil back up into the engine's valve train and get it lubricated. Here is one way to do it. Pull your spark plug leads (or disconnect the coil or positive distributor lead) and crank your motor over a few times so that oil can get back up into valve train. The point is that you do not want the engine to fire up. You just want to get the oil flowing again. Once you have done this, it is time to start your car.
If you need car storage in San Clemente, we offer the cleanest and best solution, please give us a call today at 949-366-1133, and let San Clemente Self Storage protect your car from the elements.