Your car, truck, SUV, or other automobile is protected with vehicle storage services at our facility in Arlington, Washington. Before choosing your storage unit, measure your vehicle and ensure it is in running condition and it comes with a valid registration and/or title.
Tips for Vehicle Storage
1. Compact and small cars can usually fit in a storage unit measuring at least 15' in depth with
a full-size garage-style door. For SUVs and pickups, you'll also need to measure the height.
2. Full-size vehicles require a storage unit with a minimum depth of 20'. To ensure you rent a
storage unit large enough, always measure your vehicle, taking into consideration any
additional length or width added by mirrors and hood ornaments.
3. When viewing our storage units, be sure not to overlook the width of the door. If your vehicle
is wider than the storage unit door, it's not getting in the storage unit.
4. A clean car comes through self-storage better than a dirty one. Clean the interior thoroughly, and then wash and wax the exterior.
5. We suggest keeping fresh fluids in your vehicle. Your vehicle's oil, oil filter, anti-freeze, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and brake fluid should be
changed before storage. Oil is the only thing you should change right before storage—everything else can be changed 1 to 2 weeks prior.
6. Your gas tank should be full with fresh, quality fuel. Fresh gas lasts a full year if kept at a fairly stable temperature below 80 degrees. However, if you have
concerns, you may want to use a gasoline stabilizer to slow gas deterioration.
7. Your car's battery should be disconnected, connected to a battery maintainer, or removed completely. Completely removing the battery prevents corrosion due
to battery acid.
8. Be sure the tires are at their proper air pressure levels. Resting the vehicle on blocks or jack stands can help keep tires from "flat-spotting" while in storage.
9. Disengage the parking brake before storage. It may stick to the brake drum and cause future issues. For manual transmissions, leave the gear in neutral.
Car stands or wheel blocks should keep the car from rolling.
10. Depending on how long your car will be inactive, you might need to file an Affidavit of Non-Use with the DMV. This can vary state to state, so check with your
Motorcycles usually fit in a storage unit measuring at least 10' in depth. Please measure your motorcycle to ensure it fits into the storage unit you choose.