Vehicle, Boat & Trailer Storage
Margate Storage offers Affordable Secure Vehicle storage.
Looking for safe keeping of your vehicle when it’s not needed?
We’ve got you covered! We provide a variety of units to accommodate vehicles of any size– large or small!
With both indoor and outdoor storage options, cars, caravans, boats and motorcycles are protected like never before. Our facility is well-equipped to keep your vehicles safe from salt spotting, paint oxidation, wear and cracking while giving you valuable space in your driveway or garage.
The customer comes first with us, so not only will you find solutions to any storing need, you’ll never have to pay a deposit. Reserve a storage unit today or give us a call with any questions, and let us show you why we’re the community choice for personal, business, and vehicle storage!
We are centrally located adjacent to Margate Airport.
Here are important steps to take before you store a vehicle.
Keep It Covered
A garage is the ideal place to store a vehicle. This will protect it from the elements and keep it at a temperature that’s relatively stable. If you don’t have a garage and you can find accommodation at a reasonable price, consider putting the car in a public storage facility.
If you have to leave the car outdoors, consider getting a weatherproof car cover. This will help keep the car clean and dry.
Clean It Up
It may seem counter intuitive to get the car washed when you’re putting it away for months, but it is an easy step and one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Water stains or bird droppings left on the car can damage the paint. Make sure to clean the wheels and undersides of the fenders to get rid of mud, grease or tar. For added protection, give the car a coat of wax.
Change the Oil
Skip this step if you’re only storing the car for a week or two. Consider getting the oil changed if you will be storing the vehicle for longer than 30 days.
Top Off the Tank
This is another long-term car storage tip. Fill the tank with fuel if you expect the car to be in storage for more than 30 days. This will prevent moisture from accumulating inside the fuel tank and keep the seals from drying out.
Keep It Charged
An unattended battery will eventually lose its charge. Disconnect the negative battery cable. You’ll likely lose the radio presets, time and other settings. If you want to keep those settings and ensure that your battery starts the moment you return, purchase a battery tender, also known as a trickle charger. This device hooks up to your car battery on one end and plugs into a wall outlet on the other. It delivers just enough electrical power to prevent the battery from discharging.
Don’t Use the Parking Brake
It’s usually a good idea to use the parking brake, but don’t do it when you leave a car in storage. If the brake pads make contact with the rotors for too long, there is a chance that they might fuse. Instead, purchase a tire stopper, also called a chock, to prevent the car from moving.
Prevent Flat Spots
Make sure your tires are inflated to the recommended tire pressure. If a vehicle is left stationary for too long, the tires could develop flat spots as the weight of the vehicle presses down on the tires’ footprints. This process occurs at a faster rate in colder temperatures and with vehicles equipped with performance tires or low-profile tires.
If your car will be in storage for more than 30 days, consider taking the wheels off and placing the car on jack stands at all four corners. This step requires more work, but it can save you from needing a new set of tires. Your tires will be in much better shape when you return if they haven’t had the weight of the vehicle resting on them for a month or more.
You might be tempted to cancel your insurance when your vehicle is in storage. Although that might initially save money, there is a chance that the insurance company will raise your rates due to the gap in coverage, which could cost you more in the long run. This can vary based on where you live and who your provider is, so contact your insurance company to see what options are available to you.
Whether you are moving your home, relocating valuables, redecorating or simply trying to free up space, Margate Storage provide short or long term storage to suit your requirements.
1.7m X 3.35m
5.7 m² (sizes are approximate)
Large walk-in closet size. 1 couch, dining table and chairs, mattress, office furniture, small filing cabinets, boxes, exercise equipment.
5m X 3m
15 m² (sizes are approximate)
Size of a large bedroom. Holds contents of an average 2-3 bedroom house. Can also hold large equipment, industrial equipment, small car or surplus office equipment and samples.
6 m X 2.7m
16.2 m² (sizes are approximate)
Size of a single car garage. Holds contents of a 3 bedroom, car, quads, motorcycles, jet-ski, boat or other large storage items such as equipment, office equipment or sporting goods and numerous boxes and files.
We have various storage unit sizes to fit your needs. In the above unit size guide, we give you an idea of what you can fit into the different units we have available.
This is only intended to give you an idea of what you can fit into each of our storage unit sizes. Every person’s storage needs are unique. If you need assistance in choosing the right storage unit for your requirements, call our team of storage specialists.
Note: With these storage units, sizes are approximate.