Benefits of Storing Your Car in Self-Storage

Benefits of Storing Your Car in Self-Storage

August 03, 2021

One of the best ways to keep your classic car safe and sound and free from rust is to keep it in a safe and dry place, like a self-storage container. 

The UK classic car industry is worth the same as the entire UK arts and creative sectors, with classic car owners continuing to rise. The government has even introduced incentives to facilitate this growth further, with the 40-year rolling rule implemented in 2014, entitling classics to be exempt from vehicle tax and MOT. Classic cars do not depreciate in value in the same way that new cars do. Classic cars tend to hold their value, and if well looked after, they can even increase in value. One of the best ways to keep your classic car safe and sound and free from rust is to keep it in a safe and dry place, like a self-storage container.

If you love the idea of owning a classic car but don't have room to store it at home, or perhaps have a seasonal vehicle that you don't want to park on the road, such as a campervan, trailer or boat, self-container storage is ideal. Below are some of the key advantages at a glance.

More Space

The first and most obvious advantage is that you get more space to store your vehicle. You don't need to worry about where you will park it, or whether there is enough room in your garage. The container itself offers plenty of secure storage space, with a double-wide door so you can drive straight in.


Combine Collections

If you are fortunate enough to be blessed with multiple classic cars, then self-storage could be just what you need. Why not save on insurance costs by storing them all together? Then when the weather improves, you can carefully select which ones to bring out for the season ahead.


A perfect match for campers, boats and motorcycles too

In addition to storing your car, you can also store motorbikes, cycles, boats, campervans (depending on height) and trailers, ensuring your vehicle remains safe and sound all year round — and accessible whenever you need it.


Timing is everything

By storing your vehicle in a self-storage facility, you can avoid those expensive insurance hikes that coincide with these dates. Furthermore, if you lack space to keep your vehicle at home and need to park on the road, you need to have your vehicle taxed. With your car stored in self-container storage, you can SORN your vehicle and tax it when you want to use it.


Clean cars without effort

If you have a collectable motor that deserves to stay bliss, beautiful and shiny, keeping it stored away during bad weather conditions could help its condition improve. You only need to look at some of the classic cars on popular auction sites to see vast amounts of rust, 'barn finds' or vehicles that have been left in a field for too long in poor weather. If more people kept classic motors in self-storage, more glistening vehicles would be ready for the road, rather than rust buckets piled up in scrapyards.

If you're looking for a cost-effective and convenient place to store your vehicle, we can help. Lock & Load Self Storage is ideally suited for people based in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. You can store as much or as little as you like for as long as you want – with easy access every day of the year.

  • Safe and secure
  • Long and short-term solutions available
  • Open 12hrs, 365 days a year
  • Clean and dry
  • No service charges or hidden costs
  • Flexible payment terms
  • Ideally situated for many towns and cities — close to the A1 and M1


For further information, please call us on 01234 711 403 or email us at

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