There are many reasons why you may want to leave your car in storage for weeks or months at a time. You could be taking a long trip, you could be a snow bird, or you could be getting ready to serve in the armed forces. Regardless of your reason, you’ll probably want to drive when you come back.

Below, we’ll list the four most popular options you have for storing your car. We’ll cover a few of the biggest issues you need to take into consideration when looking for car storage, such as price and safety.

Airport Parking

If you’re taking a plane to leave your home, you may be tempted to use airport parking. After all, it is incredibly convenient, allowing you to drive home once you’ve come back.

However, this convenience comes at a cost. You’ll need to check with your airport, but the prices for parking there are usually much higher than they would be elsewhere. As well, security is a concern, since there are so many people walking through those garages.

Off-Airport Lot

Off-airport lots are typically much more affordable than the parking you’ll find at an airport, and you shouldn’t need to spend more than 15-20 minutes travelling to get your vehicle. That said, they still have a major problem that you’ll also face when using airport parking: security.

Your Home

If you’re not leaving your vehicle for a significant period of time, you may choose to simply leave your car at home. Even if you’re unable to find a friend or family member who’s free to drive you to the airport, a ridesharing service is oftentimes cheaper than paying for airport parking.

You shouldn’t leave your car outside for too long, so if you’re leaving for months at a time, you should have a garage. As well, you’d want to make sure there’s a loved one who’s able to regularly check on the car and perform any necessary maintenance.

Self-Storage Unit

If you’re going away for a week or two, you probably won’t need to put your vehicle in self-storage. However, if you’re a snow bird who wants to leave their vehicle down South for months at a time — or you have any other reason for needing long-term storage — a self-storage unit is the way to go.

There are a few reasons for this. The first is that good self-storage units are simply more secure than other units. Along with locks and security cameras, there are often people on-site who are looking out for the vehicles.

Their business model also involves people using their storage facilities for long periods of time, which means you should be able to get a good deal.

Affordable Car Storage in Plantation and Kendall

Looking for affordable car storage in Miami? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Xtra Storage has been serving the Miami community for years, and we offer four separate self storage facilities. Our Plantation location can be found on SW 87th Avenue, near Pinecrest and The Falls Shopping Center.

If you have any questions about our vehicle storage facility or you’d like to book a space with us today, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by calling the Planation facility at 954-452-9600, or calling the Kendall facility at 305-257-8925.