Choosing the Right Storage Unit Size for Your Car

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How to Choose the Right Size Storage Unit for Your Car

Storing a car can be a convenient solution for many reasons—whether you're heading out on an extended trip, need extra garage space, or have a seasonal vehicle like a convertible or classic car that you want to keep safe. That's where our car storage units come in with various unit sizes. We understand the importance of finding the perfect storage solution for your vehicle. Here's a guide to help you determine what size storage unit you'll need for your car.

Understanding Your Car's Dimensions:

Before diving into unit sizes, consider your car's dimensions. Most car manufacturers list the length, width, and height of their vehicles on their websites or in owner's manuals. Cars come in various sizes, from compact cars to larger SUVs and trucks. Here are some general size guidelines:

  1. Compact Cars:These typically measure around 4m long and 1.5 to 1.6m wide.
  2. Sedans:Standard sedans are usually about 4.5m long and 1.7 to 1.8m wide.
  3. SUVs and Trucks:These vehicles can range from 5 to 5.5m long and about 1.8 to 1.9m wide.
  4. Classic and Vintage Cars:These vary widely in size but usually fit within the sedan or SUV range.

Storage Unit Sizes for Cars

At Safe Secure Self Storage in Christchurch, we offer various unit sizes to accommodate your needs. Here’s a breakdown of which unit sizes might be appropriate for different types of vehicles:

  1. 2.5x5.5 or 2.5x5.8 Storage Unit:
    • Ideal for: Compact cars, motorcycles, and small sedans.
    • Dimensions: 2.5m wide by 5.5m/5.8m long, offering 14 or 15 square meters of space.
    • Considerations: This size can comfortably store most compact cars but might be a tight fit for larger sedans.
  2. 2.5x6.5 Storage Unit:
    • Ideal for: Most sedans, small SUVs, and compact trucks.
    • Dimensions: 2.5m wide by 6.5m long, providing 16 square meters of space.
    • Considerations: This is one of the most common sizes for vehicle storage and should accommodate most standard cars and smaller SUVs with ease.
  3. 2.5x8 Storage Unit:
    • Ideal for: Larger SUVs, trucks, and vans.
    • Dimensions: 2.5m wide by 8m long, offering 20 square meters of space.
    • Considerations: These units are perfect for larger vehicles, providing ample space not just for the car but also for some additional storage like spare tyres or car accessories.

Factors to Consider while choosing car storage

When choosing a storage unit for your car, consider the following factors to ensure you select the right size:

  1. Extra Space for Accessibility: If you need to access your car frequently or want to store additional items around it, opt for a slightly larger unit to allow for easier movement and access.
  2. Height Clearance: Ensure that the storage unit has enough height clearance, especially if you’re storing taller vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Providing top-notch storage solutions for all your needs is our goal at Safe Secure Self Storage in Christchurch.
  3. Storage type: Consider your needs. Secured outdoor parking, covered options, or climate-controlled indoor units offer different levels of protection.
  4. Accessibility: How often will you need to access your car? Choose a facility with convenient hours and easy access for pick-up and drop-off.
What are the benefits of choosing Safe Secure Self Storage?

At Safe Secure Self Storage in Christchurch, we pride ourselves on providing excellent storage solutions for all your needs at affordable storage prices in christchurch

Our facilities offer:

When choosing a storage unit for your car, consider the following factors to ensure you select the right size:

  • 24/7 Security: High-tech security systems to protect your vehicle.
  • Flexible Leasing Options: Whether you need short-term or long-term storage, we have flexible plans to suit your requirements.
  • Convenient Location: Easily accessible location in Christchurch for quick and hassle-free access to your stored vehicle.

Storing your car with us means peace of mind, knowing that it is in a safe and secure environment. Contact Safe Secure Self Storage today to find the perfect storage unit for your vehicle and keep it in pristine condition while it's not in use.