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5 Ways Luxury Car Storage is Different Than Traditional Storage Options

There’s nothing quite like a gorgeous, sleek luxury car. Whether you’ve got one that you love showing off around town, or maybe even a whole collection, owning a luxury or exotic car is a lifestyle.

So if you’re looking for luxury car storage, it’s no surprise that you want the very best for your baby (your car, that is). While you have many options for storage, it’s important to make the distinction between a regular, run-of-the-mill self-storage unit, and a storage space that’s specifically created and maintained for luxury cars. Keep reading to learn about the differences.

But First: Why Store Your Car?

We’ve discussed the benefits of long-term car storage in previous blogs, so we’ll recap the top perks here:

  • You’ll free up space around your home, especially if your garage is already full.
  • You’ll get peace of mind, especially if your storage space is highly-secured and safe (more on this later).
  • Your car will be protected from the elements, including the sun and rain.

Most storage facilities can speak to these three benefits, but here’s where a luxury storage option goes above and beyond.

1. Routine Maintenance

Proper car maintenance is so important for keeping it beautiful and running for years to come. If you’re keeping it in storage, why not make this part easier? At the Vault, our professional detailers can help your car maintain its beauty via regular detailing, as well as clear bras, custom vinyl wraps, and ceramic coatings. This preventative maintenance is important to prevent regular wear-and-tear.

It’s also important that your car is covered and protected from dust and rust, which are prone to accumulating if you’re not investing in the right preventative maintenance during long-term storage. Our staff are also car experts, and can keep tabs on your vehicle and what services may be needed to keep it in top condition. Examples of these services are:

  • Checking tires and reinflating as needed
  • Adding new oils and fluids
  • Regular cleaning and waxing
  • Disconnecting the battery, if needed

2. Enhanced Security and Specialized Insurance

Of course, you’ll want your car to be safe and secure at the storage facility you choose. While self-storage units do typically come with basic security measures in place, a luxury car storage option will put much more emphasis on this.

The Vault’s 13,000 square feet of car storage has only three access points that have been reinforced for extra security, for example. We work with a leading San Diego security company to monitor the building with sensors, motion detectors, and 10 video cameras.

Additionally, we offer specialized insurance. We recommend that all owners keep their comprehensive auto insurance active when their car is stored, but we also have a Garage Keepers policy, which covers your car in the event of an operational incident. If you’re not sure about the right policy for you, we’re happy to connect you with our preferred insurance brokers for assistance.


3. Ideal Conditions for Your Vehicle

As you’re searching for the right storage facility for your luxury car, you’ll also want to make sure it pays special attention to the conditions of the building. Ideally, your car should be stored in a covered, temperature-controlled area so that it stays in pristine condition. The temperature should be kept between 55 and 85 degrees (F) so that your car’s paint, interior, and other elements aren’t affected. Many self-storage units don’t come with this feature, which can be detrimental.

4. Knowledgeable Car Experts

Your car is important to you—and we’ll treat it accordingly! Here at the Vault, our staff includes car enthusiasts as well as car experts, so your vehicle will be in good hands. This isn’t always the case at other storage facilities, especially if it’s self-storage. With the latter, it will be up to you and you alone to check on your car and make sure it’s staying in top condition. This can be exhausting and time-consuming!

Also, as fellow car lovers, we understand that when you want your car, you want it quick. And it’ll be ready for you whenever you need it, with a 48-hour notice. With month-to-month storage options and no long-term contracts, you’ll get the best of both worlds: flexibility combined with best-in-class service from our team.

5. Member Events

We know cars… and so do you, and all of our other members! That’s why we love getting everyone together for member events every so often. You’ll also get exclusive access to our event space, which is perfect for parties, celebrations, business meetings, and other corporate events. You won’t get those kinds of benefits at an ordinary storage facility.

Want to learn more about our car storage facilities? We proudly offer 13,000 square feet of car storage, monitored by a leading San Diego security company. Call us today at 619-333-8898 or fill out our contact form and one of our team members will reach out to you.