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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Storage or Vehicle Storage in Oklahoma

What You Need to Know About Auto or Vehicle Storage in Oklahoma

There are as many reasons why people turn to vehicle storage in Oklahoma as there are vehicles stored at our many locations. Some people need an auto storage space to store long-term project cars while they’re working on them, or classic cars that they don’t often drive. Some people have work trucks or other equipment that they only use for part of the year, while others need a place to keep ATVs, motorcycles, RVs, boats, and other specialty vehicles during the off-season, especially since many homeowners’ associations have rules against parking RVs or boats in your back yard or driveway.

Vehicle storage can also be a good way to free up space in your garage, or to protect RVs, boats, classic cars, and more from weather damage such as hail, ice, and scorching heat. Here in Oklahoma, we’re no strangers to all of the above. Whatever your reasons for turning to auto storage in Oklahoma, there are things you should know before you bring your car, boat, motorcycle, or RV in for vehicle storage. Fortunately, we’ve got the answers you’re looking for:

Should I Prepare My Vehicle for Self Storage?

There are steps that you can take to help prepare just about anything for long-term storage so that it’s as good-as-new (or good as it was when you left it, anyway) and ready to go when you need it. That goes double for auto storage. After all, vehicles are complex machines made up of metal and rubber and vinyl. There’s a lot that goes into keeping your car, boat, or RV running smoothly, and all of that should be taken into account before you drop it off for vehicle storage in Oklahoma.

Take your car in for a tune-up before you bring it in for storage to make sure that everything is in good shape. Fill it up with gas to prevent condensation in gas tanks, and consider investing in a “battery maintainer” to help keep your battery in good shape if you’re going to be leaving your vehicle in storage for long periods without driving it. It’s also a good idea to take a few precautions to help keep critters out of your vehicle while it’s in storage. Make sure that your vehicle is nice and clean before you bring it in, and maybe stick a bit of steel wool in the tailpipe to discourage four-legged visitors from nesting in there.

Can I put a Classic Car in Self Storage?

Naturally! In fact, auto storage is a great solution for protecting a particularly sweet ride that you don’t take out on the road every day. The keys to using vehicle storage in Oklahoma for your classic car are simply to make sure that it’s well taken care of, visit it regularly, drive it now and again, and, of course, pick up some insurance to help cover it in the event of damage from a tornado or other natural disaster. It’s also important to make sure that you keep an up-to-date credit card on file to cover the month-to-month rent on your auto storage unit. After all, nobody wants to see their beloved 1957 convertible sold at a self-storage auction because they forgot to pay their bill. 

What Do RV Owners Need to Know About Vehicle Storage?

Since RVs tend to be seasonal vehicles, auto storage can be a great solution for them during the off-season, especially if you don’t have space in your yard or driveway, or if your homeowners’ association has rules against boats or RVs. Of course, RVs need the same kind of prep as any other vehicle before they go into storage—not just under the hood, but in the cabin of the RV, as well. And it’s especially important to clean up any food crumbs or other things that might attract insects and animals, who often find parked RVs to be ideal lodgings.

Are There Other Types of Vehicles I Can Place in Self Storage?

The fact is, you can store all kinds of vehicles in auto storage, from RVs and boats to ATVs, work trucks, seasonal vehicles, and lots more. Here is just a partial list of what’s welcome in vehicle storage in Oklahoma:

  • Boats and RVs
  • Snowplows
  • Motorcycles, dune buggies, and motocross bikes
  • Lawnmowers
  • ATVs and snowmobiles
  • Food trucks
  • Work trucks
  • Forklifts, bulldozers, and other heavy equipment
  • And lots more! 

Do I get 24/7 Access to My Stored Vehicles?

The short answer is that gate hours are generally set by the self storage facility. At Storage ‘R’ Us in Oklahoma, gate hours are typically Monday through Sunday from 7am to 9pm. When choosing a vehicle storage solution in Oklahoma, your best bet is to talk with the on-site office manager at the facility that you’re interested in, identify what kind of access you think you need, and work together with the storage facility to make your decision. 

What Do I Need to Do Before Taking My Vehicle Out of Storage?

When you put a car, boat, RV, or any other vehicle into storage, it’s a good idea to leave yourself a note somewhere that you’ll be sure to find it, reminding you of anything that you might need to do before you start it up and head out on the highway. Whether that’s putting the windshield wiper blades back on, taking the bit of steel wool out of the tailpipe, or reconnecting the battery, it’ll help you remember what steps need to be taken before you’re ready to hit the road. If your ride has been in vehicle storage in Oklahoma for a long time, it’s probably also a good idea to take it to your mechanic for a tune-up right away.

How long Can I Keep a Car or Vehicle in Self Storage?

As long as you pay your bill, we’re happy to keep your vehicle in our auto storage facilities! 

Do I Need Climate Controlled Self Storage for My Vehicle?

The answer varies from vehicle to vehicle, but if you think that it’s required, the option is certainly available! And if your vehicle is small enough to fit in a climate controlled unit, it’s often a good idea for helping to preserve your ride. 

Is Auto and Vehicle Self Storage in Oklahoma Secure?

Security features vary by facility, but at Storage ‘R’ Us in Oklahoma the safety and security of all your belongings is one of our top priorities. That’s why all of our facilities boast fenced and walled perimeters with 24/7 digital video monitoring, gated access, and other security features to help protect everything on the premises, whether it’s in auto storage or a regular self storage unit. That said, even we can’t protect against natural disasters such as tornados, so it’s always a good idea to have insurance on anything particularly valuable that you might have in vehicle storage in Oklahoma. 

Do I Need Insurance on My Vehicle in Self Storage?

Vehicle storage in Oklahoma is usually a secure and safe place to keep a vehicle that was probably a big investment. But, like with any big investment, things can happen, no matter how good the security. All the fences, walls, and cameras in the world won’t stop a tornado. That’s why it’s a good idea to take out additional insurance on any high-value items that you keep in self storage, whether that’s your grandmother’s antiques or your RV. While Oklahoma state law prohibits storage facilities from insuring the items that are stored on our premises, our helpful self storage staff can certainly offer advice on the best ways to find insurance to cover your auto storage.

Auto and Vehicle Storage Near You is Only a Click Away

Whatever kind of vehicle you’re looking to store, and whatever your reasons for storing it, there are plenty of options for vehicle storage in Oklahoma available from Storage ‘R’ Us. With locations offering vehicle storage in Lawton on East Gore Blvd and Rogers Lane, not to mention locations in Moore and Duncan, as well as covered and enclosed RV, boat, and vehicle storage in Newcastle, we’ve got your auto storage needs covered wherever you are.

Think about all the stuff you have in your home, driveway, or business. How much of it do you actually use every day, and how much of it is stuff that you only need part of the year and could be packed away or stored during the off-season? You probably won’t need that boat until the weather warms up in the summer. That snow blower isn’t going to see any action until January. Your hunting equipment has its season, as do your camping equipment and holiday décor. And all of these things are taking up valuable space while they wait for their season to arrive. Fortunately, self storage in Lawton, Oklahoma from Storage ‘R’ Us can help you store all your off-season stuff, and here are 7 ways we do it! 

  1. Store Autos, Boats and RVs in Lawton

When people think of self storage in Oklahoma, they tend to picture individual storage units that can hold all your unused furniture or boxes of belongings that you don’t want cluttering up your attic and garage. And of course, self storage in Lawton has plenty of those available, in different sizes to accommodate most any need! What you may not have known is that many self storage facilities also offer self storage for autos, boats, and RVs. Sure, storing an RV or boat at home doesn’t cost anything, but it takes up an awful lot of space, and some HOA agreements prohibit storing large vehicles at your house. That’s where RV, boat, and specialty auto storage in Lawton can come in really handy! 

  1. Self Storage for Off-Season Hunting and Camping Equipment

When hunting season is over, it’s important to properly store your gear. After all, you spent a lot of money on it, so you don’t want it just lying in the bed of your truck or piled in a heap in the basement. The best thing to do is to get your gear properly cleaned up, repaired where necessary, and put away neatly into a self storage facility so that you won’t be tripping over it during the off-season. While you can’t keep your actual firearms in self storage in Lawton—those should go in a gun safe—you can keep just about everything else here so it’s ready to go when hunting season rolls back around. Same goes for your tents, sleeping bags, and other camping equipment.

  1. Storage for Your Sporting Equipment

Most outdoor sports aren’t a year-round affair. Winters are too cold for golf, and summers are too warm for skiing. Whatever your sport, there’s a time of the year when you use your equipment, and a time of the year when it probably just sits someplace (hopefully out of the way) and waits until it’s time to get back out on the slopes or out on the links. Whatever sporting equipment you need to store during the off-season, there’s space for it at Storage ‘R’ Us.

  1. Lawn and Garden Equipment and Furniture Storage

If you own a home in Lawton, Oklahoma then you’ve probably got a fair amount of lawn equipment and garden tools in the garage or shed. From shovels and rakes to lawnmowers and leaf blowers, these items can take up a lot of space that might be better used for something else during the rest of the year. The same goes for pool furniture and equipment, or even patio furniture, which you probably don’t get much use out of in the middle of an Oklahoma winter. All these things can be packed up during the part of the year when they’re not in use—just remember to empty the gas tank on lawnmowers and other equipment with combustion engines—so that they’ll be ready to go when spring rolls around again!

  1. Off-Season Storage for Business

If you own a business, you know that space costs money. Whether you’re leasing office space or running a business out of your own home, every square inch of real estate is valuable. No matter what kind of business you run, you’ve probably got stuff on hand that you only need part of the year—whether that’s paperwork that only comes out around tax time, seasonal inventory, or equipment related to yard work or construction. Self storage in Lawton is a good way for your business to maximize your use of space while saving money and improving operational efficiency by keeping your stuff safe, secure, and accessible even when it’s not in use.

  1. Storing Seasonal Clothes for Your Family

You don’t need heavy coats and sweaters in the midst of a sweltering Oklahoma heat wave, and you probably don’t need shorts or swimsuits in the middle of winter. Especially if you have a big family, all those seasonal clothing items can take up a lot of space in the closet. So why not use self storage in Lawton as an extension of your closet to pack all those scarves and gloves away until you need them again? 

  1. And Everything Else…

Most of us decorate for the holidays, but where do we put all those decorations when Christmas, Halloween, or any other holiday is over? Some of us may keep snow tires or other automotive supplies around that we only use during the winter months. If you have a child who is going away to college, it may be time to put some of the stuff from their bedroom into storage, at least until they come back for the summer. Whatever you need to store—whether it’s for just part of the year or all of it—you can find the perfect place for it with self storage in Lawton from Storage ‘R’ Us.

Whether you’re a small business looking to save a bit of space, a hunter or sports aficionado who needs someplace safe and secure to keep your gear during the off-season, an auto buff with a project car that needs specialty auto storage in Lawton, or just someone who wants to reclaim their living space, Storage ‘R’ Us has the solution for you!

People Use Auto Storage in Lawton for Many Reasons

Both individuals and businesses alike use vehicle storage in Lawton for vehicles they need to keep safe and secure but don’t necessarily use every day. For some shade-tree mechanics or would-be gearheads, it’s a place to keep a project car that they’re tinkering with. Others use auto self-storage in Lawton to store vehicles while they’re away at college, studying abroad, or deployed overseas. RV storage in Lawton stores RVs, boats, and other specialty vehicles so they’re out of the way during the off-season but easy to get to when their owners need them. Many businesses use vehicle storage as a secure place to keep work trucks, lawnmowers, and other equipment when it’s not in use. 

Vehicle Storage Opens up Your Driveway and Garage Space

Let’s face it, space comes at a premium. Even if you have a garage that’s big enough for every vehicle your family owns, chances are some of that space is taken up with other stuff. If you’ve got a boat, an RV, a four-wheeler, jet skis, or any other vehicle that you don’t use every day, it’s probably taking up space in your driveway or backyard even as you read this, right? You could find yourself getting into conflicts with homeowners’ associations, which often prohibit parking vehicles such as boats and RVs in driveways for long periods of time.

Plus, if you have a particularly nice car or motorcycle—say, something classic that you only take out on weekends or that you’ve been fixing up in your spare time—you may want to keep it someplace a little more secure than just your front drive. Auto storage in Lawton could be the answer you’re looking for.

Self-Storage Helps Keep Vehicles Safe from the Weather

Oklahoma isn’t exactly known for its steady climate. We get storms, hail, snow, high winds, you name it. That can do a number on a vehicle, especially if you’ve got a classic car or truck that you don’t drive that often. You could always tarp it and keep it in the garage, but then you’re running into that space issue again. And a tarp in the driveway only does so much to protect your beloved GTO from the weather and even less to protect it from critters and people who might happen by.

Fortunately, vehicle storage in Lawton is secure and can help to protect your car, truck, motorcycle, or any other vehicle from the elements. Depending on the size of the vehicle you want to store, you can choose between covered or uncovered parking and even drive-in vehicle storage. There are solutions for just about any need! 

Vehicle Self-Storage in Lawton Offers Better Security

Auto self-storage in Lawton protects your vehicle from more than the weather. Vehicle storage from Storage ‘R’ Us provides multiple layers of security for all of your belongings, from on-site managers and gated access to security cameras with 24-hour digital video, fenced and walled perimeters, and security lighting. When you park your car, truck, RV, or other vehicle at Storage ‘R’ Us in Lawton, you’ll know that it’s as secure as we can make it, but you’ll also know that you can get to it whenever you need it, day or night.

Boat and RV Storage in Lawton is Available on the Lot

Some of the most commonly stored vehicles are boats and RVs. After all, you probably don’t take your boat out on the lake every day, and boats and RVs are typically seasonal vehicles that you only use for part of the year. The rest of the time they can take up space in your driveway or yard, or you can store them safely and securely at Storage ‘R’ Us!

We offer a choice of covered or uncovered boat and RV storage in Lawton, with plenty of room to move your specialty vehicles in and out whenever you need them. Some of our locations may offer more options than others, so be sure to check with an auto storage specialist at the location you’re considering.

But You’ll Need to Learn to Care for Your Vehicle Stored in Lawton

When you bring your vehicle to auto self-storage in Lawton, we do everything in our power to keep it safe, whether that’s from the ravages of weather, time, pests, or people. But there are still things that you need to do to help keep your vehicle in tip-top shape while it’s in storage. For starters, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with a few simple ways to keep critters out of your exhaust pipe or other parts of your car, truck, RV, or boat.

If you want your vehicle to be ready to go whenever you come pick it up, you’ll need to keep it maintained while it’s in storage, and that includes cleaning it, changing the oil and other fluids, and topping off the tank before you bring it in. If you’re unsure of what to do before you bring in your vehicle, let your mechanic know that you’re planning to put it into vehicle storage in Lawton and ask them what they recommend. You can also check out our list of some ways to make the most of auto self-storage in Lawton!

RV, Boat, and Auto Storage in Lawton at Storage ‘R’ Us

Whatever kind of vehicle you need to store, for whatever reason you need to store it, you can find a variety of RV, boat, and specialty vehicle storage in Lawton at our Rogers Lane and East Gore Blvd locations. The Lawton Cache Road location offers drive-up access to exterior self-storage units, and, of course, all our locations offer a wide range of self-storage options for every need, from climate-controlled self-storage to packing and moving supplies. Come see what we have to offer at Storage ‘R’ Us!

Every home owners’ association is different, but one thing that most of them have in common is that they impose a lot of rules. Sometimes those rules are about what color you can paint your house, or what you can do with your landscaping; other times they’re about what you can keep in your driveway or even your backyard.

Many HOAs won’t let you keep vehicles parked in the driveway or backyard for long periods of time—that can include boats, trailers, RVs, and project cars under tarps. Some have rules against any vehicles that aren’t tagged or licensed, or against things like four wheelers, campers, or snowmobiles.

HOA rules don’t end with vehicles, either. Many home owners’ associations won’t allow you to keep those big, competition-style barbecue pits in your driveway or yard—no matter how many cookouts you host—while others may have rules against having freestanding toolsheds in the backyard, or even things like trampolines, jungle gyms, or backyard playsets for the kids. Before you put up any structure on your property, it’s probably a good idea to check with your HOA and see what the rules are in your neighborhood, and if you’re moving to a new place, it’s a good idea to check the HOA bylaws before you move in to see what’s allowed and what isn’t.

Fortunately, whatever you need to park in your driveway or yard that your HOA won’t allow, there’s a solution waiting for you at Storage ‘R’ Us. We’ve got spots available for specialty vehicle storage of all kinds at all of our locations, from RV storage and boat storage to covered storage for that project car that you’ve been tinkering with.

So if you’ve got seasonal vehicles like boats and RVs, jet skis, or simply cars that you don’t drive very often, we’ve got a place for them in vehicle storage in Oklahoma at Storage ‘R’ Us! Whether you’re already living in a pretty strict HOA but really want to pick up a shiny new RV for when you hit the road this summer, or if you’ve just recently moved to a new home and found out that they won’t let you park your fishing boat in the driveway anymore, you can bring them down to Storage ‘R’ Us and give them a home away from home in our RV and boat storage.

More than just vehicle storage, Storage ‘R’ Us is a great destination for anything that your HOA won’t let you keep in the driveway or the yard. Need someplace to store the tools that would have gone in that toolshed? We’ve got just the place! Still want to hang onto that trampoline or backyard playset but can’t put it out where you currently live? It can stay with us for a while. We’re also a great place to store holiday decorations and other seasonal items that take up space in the basement, attic, or garage during the part of the year when they’re not in use.

So, whether you need vehicle storage solutions for a boat, RV, or project car, or just need someplace to keep things so they’re out of the way, Storage ‘R’ Us has got the solution for you!

We’ve all heard the story, right? About the guy who visits an old farmhouse out in the country because the widow who lives there is selling an old car that belonged to her late husband. She doesn’t know much about vehicles herself, she just wants to get it out of her barn, so she’ll sell it for next to nothing. She takes the guy out to the barn and there, under a dust-covered tarp, is a nearly pristine 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 worth more than his house… and the apartment building across the street as well.

Or maybe it’s the story of a guy who bought a piece of property that was being sold at auction to pay back taxes. On the property was an old barn, and inside was a classic car. (Or, in one recent variation on the tale, a bunch of them.) Or the guy who’s driving down the street and sees a Ferrari 250 GTO sitting on blocks in a neighbor’s drive. Whatever variation on the story you’ve heard, these kinds of tales are popular among auto buffs, to the point that rare finds like this are referred to as “barn finds” in auto circles, even when they’re not in barns. And why not? Everyone loves a good treasure hunt, and we’re all secretly hoping to find that once-in-a-lifetime deal.

So what are the facts behind the stories? Sometimes they’re a bit of a letdown, like the recent story that made the rounds on the Internet of the Great Portuguese Barn Find. The story went that a guy from New York had bought himself a retirement gift in the form of a house in Portugal that had been sitting vacant for over fifteen years. On the property was also a big metal barn with its doors welded shut, and when he broke it open he found a collector’s cache of more than 200 classic cars. The story even had photographs of the cars to add some credibility.

Unfortunately, the Great Portuguese Barn Find is a hoax. The cars are real enough, but they’re actually the property of an auto dealer who had been collecting cars that caught his fancy for years, just parking them in storage until he got the time to do something with them. He hired a photographer to document his collection, and it was that photographer’s pictures that accompanied the hoax story.

Other times, though, the real stories behind barn finds are just as good as the legends—sometimes even better! One of the greatest barn finds in history was the Shelby Daytona Coupe. Only six of the cars were ever made, and for years, only five of those were known to exist. Though all six had been flown from England to the United States, only five were accounted for until 2001. A woman named Donna O’Hara died, and in her locked storage shed was the missing sixth Shelby Daytona Coupe, valued at over $4 million.

Most of us don’t have cars that are worth quite that much, but whether you’ve got a classic car that’s your pride and joy, or a car project that you tinker with on the weekends, you’re welcome to store it in auto storage in Lawton, Oklahoma. Whether it’s worth a small fortune, or is just priceless to you, you should probably pick up some insurance for it. Auto storage in Lawton, Oklahoma from Storage ‘R’ Us is always safe and secure, but even we can’t protect against things like tornadoes. So if you’ve got a sweet find of your own that needs someplace better than a barn to call home, contact Storage ‘R’ Us today!

We’ve talked before about the value of specialty auto storage for car buffs, or anyone who’s working on that special project car that’s the light of your life. But the fact is, auto storage in Lawton can benefit just about anybody. You don’t need to have a passion project restoring a vintage ride to mint-condition; auto storage is great for everything from snowplows to ATVs, and from food trucks to trailers, not to mention anyone who needs a safe place to store their car while they’re out of town.

It’s something that a lot of people don’t consider until it’s time to pack up and head out on a long trip, but if you’re going to be away from the house for a long period of time—whether it’s a lengthy trip back home for the holidays, traveling abroad, short-term relocation for work, or any of a range of other circumstances that might take you out of town for more than a few days—you’ll want to have someplace safe to keep your car while you’re gone. Many of us have garages that are filled with other stuff, or more vehicles than we have garage space, so auto storage in Lawton can be a lifesaver.

And auto storage isn’t just for cars. It’s also a great resource for vehicles of all types that are only in use for part of the year. Dune buggies, motorcycles, and motocross bikes are all great when the weather is warm, but as we’re heading into winter, they might need a home away from home. The same goes for snowplows and snowmobiles when winter is over. Many hunters use ATVs during the hunting season, and lawn care and landscaping vehicles often only make an appearance during spring and summer.

Besides seasonal vehicles, there are always vehicles that are designed for specific uses. Food trucks are growing in popularity, but you don’t necessarily want to have one parked in your driveway when it’s not in service. Ditto with specialty work trucks, dozers, forklifts, and other equipment. Need someplace to store your motorhome, RV, camper or pop-up trailer when it’s not in use? Auto storage in Lawton from Storage ‘R’ Us has got you covered!

Whatever kind of vehicle you’re storing, it’s important to prepare it properly so that it’s ready to go when you need it, and it’s also a good idea to keep it insured in case the unthinkable should happen. Our auto storage is safe, but even we can’t protect against natural disasters like tornadoes.

So whether you run a business that relies on specialty vehicles that are only occasionally used, or have some recreational vehicles that you only need part of the year, or simply have trailers or other vehicles that take up too much room at your house, auto storage in Lawton, Oklahoma from Storage ‘R’ Us can solve just about any vehicle storage problem in a way that’s safe, affordable, and accessible, all year round.

Most homes in Lawton, Oklahoma come complete with a garage. Honestly, can you imagine buying a house in the area that didn’t have space for one or two cars (or more!)? But, how many of us actually use our garages to store our cars? Often our garage is full of lawnmowers, holiday decorations, weight sets, sports equipment, tools, boxes of stuff that we don’t know where else to put, and so on. So most of us end up with cars parked in our driveways or on our streets. And parking a car outside in Oklahoma isn’t much of a benefit to the paint and polish—it bakes under the hot summer sun and it get covered by snow and ice during the winter. Both can take a toll on the appearance of your vehicle. We don’t even have to discuss the acidic nature of bird droppings. Yuck! But some folks just don’t have room in their garage for spare vehicles, especially those vehicles that aren’t in day-to-day use.

What’s the solution? Auto storage in Lawton may be just what you’re looking for. After all, automobiles are big, bulky things that take up a lot of space. It’s not like you can just stack an extra one on the top shelf, or jam it up into the attic. If you’ve got a car that you’re not using right now—maybe it’s a work in progress, or maybe it doesn’t run and is waiting on costly repairs that need to be saved for, or maybe it just belongs to someone who isn’t around at the moment like a college student or member of the military who is stationed elsewhere—then auto storage in Lawton can keep it safe, sound, and out-of-the-way without taking up valuable real estate in your garage or driveway!

Auto storage in Lawton isn’t the only way to help free up some space in your garage, though. Maybe you’d like to keep your car in the garage, but find that it’s just always too full of stuff! Storage ‘R’ Us can help you out by giving you someplace to put those lawn chairs, garden gnomes, golf clubs, and whatever else is taking up space in your garage. If you put that stuff into storage, you’ll find that you suddenly have plenty of room for your car. And having garage space open for automobiles means not having to worry about scraping snow in the winter, or the sun fading your dash in the summer. And that’s worth a lot! So whether you’re looking for auto storage in Lawton or just looking to clear out your garage or attic, look no further than Storage ‘R’ Us at any of our convenient locations!

Auto Storage in Lawton, Oklahoma:

Storage ‘R’ Us on 7503 NW Cache Rd: (580) 536-0123
Storage ‘R’ Us on 2310 E Gore Blvd: (580) 357-7113
Storage ‘R’ Us on 900 NW Rogers Ln: (580) 355-9449

Whatever you want to do with your garage—whether it’s store your car, turn it into a home gym or hobby room, or just clear up some clutter—you’ll be glad to have the extra space that Storage ‘R’ Us can provide!

You know the car we’re talking about. It’s one that’s going to be a real beauty, just as soon as you’re done fixing her up. The one you picked up from somebody, probably for a song, because they just didn’t know what they had. Or maybe it’s the one that you’ve owned since college, and you drove it into the ground, but you know that it’s a great car, if you can just get it running again. It’s been sitting in the garage or the driveway for who-knows-how long, and chances are your wife or girlfriend or husband or fiancé or parents have been bugging you to do something with it, but there’s not really anyplace else to put it, and you can’t bear to give it up. Luckily for you, we’ve got just the answer: auto storage in Lawton from Storage ‘R’ Us!

We understand that fixing up an old car is more than just a chore; it’s a hobby, a passion. And like any other hobby, it can take up a lot of space. There’s more than just the car itself: there’s tools and parts and all the other accessories of the trade. So it’s time to get all those fenders and wheels, those new bucket seats that you’re going to put in, and all those tools out of the garage so that you can use it to park the cars that actually run, especially with summer winding down and cold weather on the way!

And there’s another consideration: Auto storage in Lawton can give you more than just a safe and secure place to park your car and store your extra tools and parts, it can give you a place to work where you won’t be interrupted, and where you can be in out of the elements. If you normally work on your car in the driveway, dust and other debris can easily get into sensitive parts under the hood, and auto storage can help protect against those sorts of hazards. Plus, these days many neighborhoods and apartment complexes don’t allow auto maintenance on the premises, so auto storage can give you someplace to do your tinkering undisturbed.

Before you bring your pride-and-joy down to Storage ‘R’ Us, though, there’s a few things to keep in mind to get the most out of auto storage in Lawton. If your car is already running, it’s a good idea to get a tune-up before you bring it in, and also to make sure that you top off the gas tank. This can prevent condensation in the fuel tank over time. If you’re going to be storing your car for a long period of time, it’s also a good idea to remove wiper blades and crack a window if you’re storing it indoors—just wide enough for some air circulation, not enough to let any critters get in.

One of the most important things you can do when bringing your car to auto storage in Lawton is to pick up some insurance to cover it. Here at Storage ‘R’ Us, we protect your valuables with fenced and walled perimeters, gated access, security lighting, 24-hour digital video surveillance, and more, but even we can’t protect against everything, and in the event of something like a natural disaster, you’ll be glad you had an insurance policy to protect your most treasured belongings, including that old Thunderbird that will be the coolest car on the block just as soon as you’re finished souping her up!

Moving a lot comes with the territory for military families. In fact, military families relocate 10 times more often than civilian families; an average of once every 2 or 3 years. That kind of moving around can take a toll, but fortunately, there are ways to help reduce the stress and chaos that comes with frequent moves, and one of the best ways is to take advantage of military self-storage in Lawton.

After all, if you’re stationed at one of our nearby military bases, then your home is here… but you never know when you’re going to get deployed. And if you do, you’ll need someplace to keep your stuff while you’re away! Someplace that will keep everything safe and secure, so that it’s all ready and waiting for you when you get back. That’s where military self-storage in Lawton can help. Here’s five things to keep in mind when you’re looking for self-storage options:

  1. Climate-controlled: If you’re storing furniture, paperwork, electronics, or anything else that could be damaged by humidity or fluctuating temperatures, then it’s a good idea to consider climate-controlled self-storage. Your friendly self-storage team at Storage ‘R’ Us can help you to determine what storage solutions are right for your needs.
  2. Only get what you need: It can be tough to estimate exactly how much storage space you’ll need, and you don’t want to rent a storage unit that’s too small, or pay for one that’s just going to sit half-full. Luckily, our handy storage calculator can help take the guesswork out of your storage unit shopping.
  3. Auto storage: Most of the time when we’re thinking of self-storage, we’re thinking of items from around the house, but auto storage can also be a great solution for men and women in military service who’re being deployed overseas. Auto storage in Lawton from Storage ‘R’ Us can help keep your car safe from the elements, so it’s ready to drive when you get back.
  4. Make moving in a snap: If you’re deploying on short notice, you probably won’t have a lot of time to get everything packed and into a storage facility. Fortunately, moving into your storage unit at Storage ‘R’ Us is easy, with free use of on-site storage carts and moving supplies available from our offices, not to mention the fact that we’re Oklahoma’s largest PENSKE truck rental representative.
  5. Keep your stuff safe: At Storage ‘R’ Us, the safety and security of your belongings are our top priority. That’s why we protect our storage facilities with fenced and walled perimeters, gated access, security lighting, and 24-hour digital video surveillance. But all the security in the world can’t protect against everything, and natural disasters can strike without warning, so it’s also a good idea to pick up some insurance to help protect your possessions while they’re in storage. 

Whether you’re in the neighborhood as part of a permanent change of station, or whether your stay in the Lawton area is temporary, military self-storage in Lawton can be a lifesaver to busy military families just like yours. Whether you need a small storage unit to keep just a few unused items, or you’re looking for auto storage, RV storage, or boat storage, we’ve got all the solutions to your military self-storage needs here at Storage ‘R’ Us!

Self-storage is great for all sorts of things, from electronics to home crafting supplies to unused furniture. But what a lot of people may not realize is that self-storage can also be a good solution for storing vehicles. With auto storage in Lawton, you can keep your vehicles secure and out-of-the-way so they’re ready when you need them, whether it’s that classic car you’ve been tinkering with, a motorcycle that’s your pride and joy, or a boat or RV that you only use for part of the season. As with any kind of storage, however, there are better and worse ways to store your car or other vehicle, so here’s a quick guide to how to do it right:

  • Do a tune-up: Before you put a vehicle into storage, make sure that it’ll be ready to roll when it’s time for you to get it back on the road. Change the oil and the oil filter, make sure the coolant levels are where they should be, and inflate the tires to the proper pressure.
  • Fill ‘er up: Condensation in fuel tanks can be a problem in vehicles that are stored for extended periods of time, so before your car goes into storage, fill the tank with gas to prevent water from accumulating. Premium gas is recommended, since gas with ethanol can release water when stored for long periods. It might also be worth your time to add in a gasoline stabilizer.
  • Save your battery: A battery maintainer is a kind of “smart” battery charger that only activates from time to time. It can be used on your car battery if you’re planning to store it for a few months, in order to help preserve battery life.
  • Save your windshield: Remove wiper blades—or cover them in plastic wrap—in order to prevent the rubber on the blades from sticking to the windshield over time. For similar reasons, don’t engage the parking brake while your car is in storage, or the brake pads can stick to the rotors. Place chocks under the tires to prevent the car from rolling, instead.
  • Crack a window: If you’re storing a vehicle indoors, open a window just wide enough to allow air circulation, but not enough that small animals can get into the car.
  • Leave yourself a note: Leave yourself a note somewhere in the car where it’ll be easy to find when you get ready to take the car out of storage, reminding yourself of anything that you need to do before the car is ready to get back on the road, like re-connecting the battery or getting the windshield wiper blades out of the trunk.
  • Get insured: As with any valuable items, getting insurance that covers your vehicles while they’re in storage is a good idea. With auto storage in Lawton from Storage ‘R’ Us, the safety and security of your vehicles are our top priority, but even with all of our security measures, we can’t always protect against things like natural disasters, so having insurance to cover you if the worst should happen is just good sense. 

Auto storage in Lawton, Oklahoma can be a home away from home for your most treasured automobiles, from antique cars to custom hotrods to motorcycles, boats, and more. Whatever your storage needs, we can help you find the storage solution that’s perfect for you and your budget, right here at Storage ‘R’ Us.