Benefits of Storing Your Car for an Extended Vacation or Trip

You’re heading off for an extended vacation or trip. You might think that you have only two options. One, leaving your car at home and taking a cab to the airport. Or two, choosing long-term parking at the airport. Either option might work, but we think you should know about a third option: storing your car in a secure facility for the duration of your trip. There are some significant benefits to doing so.

Protection from the Elements

If you have a secure, covered garage at home, then this benefit might not mean much to you. But if you have an outdoor parking spot or park on the street, it might be worth considering paying for a storage spot while you’re away.

Remember, not all airport parking lots are protected from the elements. Your car might be exposed to hot sun, rain, or wind while you’re away. If you want to avoid coming home to a damaged car, then storing your car might be the way to go.


In a perfect world, you could leave your car for several weeks – or several months – and not have to worry about it being vandalized or stolen. But, we don’t live in a perfect world.

Your neighbors may or may not notice if someone tries to steal or damage your car. It’s unlikely that anybody in a busy airport parking lot will notice, either.

Paying for storing your car at a storage facility might seem like an unnecessary expense but ask yourself what price you would put on knowing that your car is safe and secure. Placing your car in a storage facility does more than protect it from the elements. It keeps it safe from criminals, too.


You might be wondering if it would be inconvenient to have your car in a storage facility while you travel. The answer is, not necessarily.

Getting to and from long-term parking can be a pain. Sometimes, long-term lots are situated far from the terminal. When your flight arrives,Storage the last thing you want is to have to haul your luggage to a distant parking facility.

If you are anywhere in Arizona, you will likely be traveling from Sky Harbor International Airport. Tempe Storage West is close to Sky Harbor. A short cab ride will get you to your car. Within minutes of leaving the airport, you can be in your vehicle and headed home. Provided you choose a facility that’s near the airport, you won’t have to worry about an expensive cab ride home or a long haul to long-term parking.


Long-term parking can be quite expensive. If you’re traveling for weeks or months, the cost of parking your car at the airport can be astronomical.

By contrast, renting a storage space for your vehicle may be a more cost-effective option. You won’t just be paying for a storage space. You’ll also be buying security, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your vehicle is protected and will be ready for you when you return.


Renting a storage space for your vehicle might not be the most obvious choice when you’re preparing for a long trip. But, it’s important to weigh the cost of the rental against the potential risks of leaving your car unprotected at home or in long-term parking.

When you plan your next long trip, we hope you’ll consider storing your vehicle with us.

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