Car Storage Benefits
At CubeSmart, we make car storage easy. By taking advantage of our auto storage options, you don’t need to stress out about finding room for both your car and the rest of your belongings in your garage or driveway. In addition to a variety of car storage solutions, CubeSmart customers also benefit from:
- Easy, drive-up access
- Extra large indoor and covered storage space to keep cars from outside elements
- Facility features including 24-hour video recordings, electronic-gated access, and well-lit premises
- Flexible lease terms like month-to-month, which allow you to store for as long, or as temporary, as you need.
Select locations offer 24-hour on-site managers to assist you when you need them. Because if it’s important to you, it’s important to us.
Car Storage Options
We know your car is important to you and they aren’t cheap. That’s why we offer a variety of car storage solutions to best fit the needs of you and your car.
Indoor Car Storage
CubeSmart’s indoor car storage solutions make the perfect garage away from home for your car. Store your classic car, compact car, small truck, and more in our indoor vehicle storage units. These spacious storage units are ideal for parking long-term and help keep your car from rain, long-term sun exposure, and snow, letting you breathe knowing your car is kept with care.
Outdoor Car Storage
Better than any regular parking lot, you can keep your car in our outdoor parking lot with peace of mind knowing our facilities have features like around-the-clock recording. With our flexible access hours, you’ll be able to access your car almost any time of day.
Covered Car Storage
If you want a little more coverage outdoors, consider our covered parking storage spots. These parking spots are great if you’re looking to keep your car from the rain or sun exposure without having to get an indoor storage unit. Covered parking spots are a versatile solution for many car storage needs.
Common Car Storage Unit Sizes
10 x 20 Car Storage Units
Our 10 x 20 car storage units are ideal for many compact cars and for most 2-door and 4-door sedans, including:
- Honda Accord: 16 feet long
- Nissan Altima: 16.1 feet long
- Kia Optima: 15.9 feet long
10 x 25 Car Storage Units
If your car is bigger than the average sedan, then our 10 x 25 car storage units can easily store your larger SUVs. Common types of cars include:
- Chevrolet Suburban: 18.7 feet long
- Ford Expedition: 17.5 feet long
- Cadillac Escalade: 17 feet long
Car Storage FAQs
Can you park a car in a storage unit?
Yes, you frequently can park your car in a storage unit. You’ll need to ensure your storage space is large enough to fit your particular car, and that it has drive-up access. CubeSmart offers more than 1,250 car storage facilities throughout the country, including both indoor units and covered parking spaces. A facility manager can help you determine what type of car storage unit best fits your needs.
What size storage unit is needed for a car?
A 10×20 storage unit or parking space is typically appropriate for most cars. This size will fit most SUVs and sedans. If you want to store a small, compact car or a motorcycle, a 10×15 storage unit or parking space may work for you. Always measure your vehicle, and keep in mind that the average maximum clearance is 7’8” high and 7’8” wide. If you are renting a storage unit rather than a parking space, you’ll also need to ensure it has drive-up access.
How do I winterize my car if I store it?
The proper steps for long-term car storage are the same in any season. First, ensure the car is clean, both inside and out. Change the oil and filters. Disconnect the car battery, then remove the tires and place the car on jack stands or blocks. Ideally, you’ll store your car indoors, in a storage unit; at a minimum, choose a covered parking space and use a weatherproof cover over your vehicle. You can see our blog on long-term car storage for more information.
Car Storage Tips
Is it your first-time storing a car? Or maybe it’s been a while since your last visit. Call us at and our friendly storage experts will assist with figuring out the best car storage option for you. Whether you choose an indoor storage unit or a covered parking spot, your car will be ready to go when you are.
Check Out Our Other Vehicle Storage Solutions
Ready to hit the open road but the weather isn’t quite right? When you need seasonal storage for your motorcycle, CubeSmart’s vehicle storage options are here to help.
Neighborhood homeowners associations and city ordinances can make parking your RV a hassle. With CubeSmart, RV storage is anything but.
Boat storage is a breeze with CubeSmart. Our flexible vehicle storage options make seasonal storage of your boat (large or small) easy.
Jet Ski Storage
Jet skis are great water crafts to break out in the summer but can take up valuable space in your garage off season. When that happens, consider CubeSmart’s vehicle storage options for your jet ski storage needs.
ATVs are a fun way to get around but aren’t as enjoyable when they take up valuable space in your garage. Use CubeSmart’s variety of vehicle storage options for your ATV storage needs.