Here are some of the most common reasons why our customers prefer and choose Boylin’s self storage facilities for their cherished vehicles and classic cars.
Reasons To Consider Self Storage for Your Classic Car, Business Truck and Vehicles
- Storing a Car over the winter.
Classic car and sports car owners often put their vehicles away into storage during the winter. A Boylin’s self storage unit provides a safe storage environment for these cars during the off-season and means they won’t get in the way of vehicles that will be used during winter months.
- Storing a Car During Military Deployment
For active military being deployed, a Boylin’s self storage unit can provide secure, long-term auto storage. Be sure to read the information in our “How Can I Prepare My Car for Self Storage?” section below as well.
- Storing a Car While Living in a Large City
If you’ve moved to a larger city where public transportation is easily accessible, you might find that you don’t need a car on a regular basis. In this case, renting self storage can be a great option. If you do plan to use your car on a semi-regular basis, outdoor storage might work as well and could save you money.
- Storing a Car For a Teenage Child
If you’ve recently upgraded your car and want to save the old one for a soon-to-be 16-year-old child, using Boylin’s self storage can help so you’re not constantly moving cars around at home just to get in and out of your own driveway.
- Storing a Business Car or Truck
If you have a business vehicle like a pickup truck with a trailer or a cargo van that you can’t park at home, storing it at Boylin’s facility is a cost effective option. Since these cars are used regularly, outdoor storage will be your best choice or option. If you prefer the vehicle to be more protected, however, a larger drive-up storage unit can also do the trick.
- Storing a Car During a Life Transition
If you’re in the middle of a life transition like moving, you may need short-term self storage. This might include storing a vehicle for a month or two. In this situation, outdoor vehicle storage is typically the best option. However, if you’re moving during the winter or want more protection for your car, indoor selfstorage works as well.
Boylin’s Classic Car Storage FAQS
1. Can I store and work on a car in a a self storage unit?
Yes, at most of our Boylin’s self stores we allow for customers to use our storage units as a vehicle workshop. This includes extensive maintenance and repairs.
2. How Much Will a Self Storage Unit for My Car Cost?
Boylin’s Self Stores is an independent self storage solution in which you rent a shipping container or unit that you can access at almost any time. The cost of self storage depends largely on two factors: the size you need, as well as your location. The average cost of a self storage unit can range from only £ 9 per week to as much as £100 per month. While renting a 10, 20 or 40ft container in a rural area can cost you as little as £40 per month, a 40ft unit in a large metropolitan area will often be slightly more expensive.
3. Is a Vehicle Registration or Proof of Insurance Required?
The British government stipulates the following rules for uninsured vehicles in England, Wales and Scotland. Though you may not be driving your car for a while. You must have motor insurance for your vehicle if you use it on roads and in public places. You do not need to insure your vehicle if it is kept off the road and declared as off the road (SORN). This rule is called ‘continuous insurance enforcement’.
4. What if My Car Doesn’t Fit in the self storage unit I reserved?
If you arrive at one of our Boylin’s self stores and the your unit isn’t quite big enough for your vehicle, we’ll work with you to find a larger container or self storage unit that will work. If you’ve overestimated how much space you need, we can help you get into a smaller self storage container to help you save money.
How Can I Prepare My Car for Self Storage?
Most of the advice and helpful tips mentioned below become more important when storing your car for six months or longer. This said keep in mind it is always a good idea to take adequate measures to protect your vehicles or classic car. No matter for how long you plan to store any car with us.
1. Clean Your Car
When putting a car away into long-term vehicle self storage, a good cleaning is highly recommended. This is a simple step that protects your car from buildup that could damage the paint and lead to rust.
2. Change the Oil
For long-term car storage, changing the oil can keep your car in great condition. Old oil can contain contaminants that damage your car’s engine when left in the motor over an extended period of time.
3. Disconnect your Car’s Battery
This is especially important when storing a car over the winter. If a battery sits in the cold, and the car isn’t used for an extended period of time, it will lose its charge. You can use a trickle charger at home to make sure that it’s ready to go when you take your car out of storage.
4. Protect Against Rodents
A boat cover or slip isn’t as necessary for cars being stored in indoor self storage; however, those stored in covered parking and outdoor storage should definitely have a boat cover or slip. This will protect your car from any precipitation, debris, and other issues that could ruin the paint, seats, carpeting, etc.
5. Invest in a Car Cover
For outdoor car storage, a cover is essential. An auto cover protects your vehicle from both sun and precipitation. Both of these can do extensive damage if a car is stored outside for long periods of time. Some who use indoor storage even opt to use a car cover for added protection from dust.
Why Boylin’s Classic Car Self Storage you Might Ask?
With water-proof units and 24/7 CCTV camera surveillance, customer classic cars and property are always guaranteed maximum protection. With easy drop-off and loading zones, clients have access to their classic cars and belongings day and night.
Boylin’s Classic Car Self Storage locations are also gated and fenced for added protection and security.
Classic cars are always in great demand -and sadly – many of them tend to get stolen if left unattended. With this in mind, Boylin’s Classic Car & Car Self Storage offers the perfect way to protect your classic automobiles and motorcycles year in and out.
With security codes needed for entry and exit, all our customers cars and other belongings are fully protected at all times.
From classic cars, business stock and inventory to personal items and family heirlooms, units are available in multiple sizes to meet customer needs within time and budget.
Boylin’s Classic Car & Car Self Storage features multiple locations throughout the UK.
Our offering includes rental units with sizes large enough to store or house big classic cars or vintage automobiles.
In fact, this is the most cost-efficient alternative to parking your classic cars in private lots. Similarly, you can save a ton of room in your garage or outside your home by choosing Boylin’s to house your classic cars or business truck.
From Barnsley and Bradford to Leeds and Rotherham, Boylin’s Classic Car & Car Self Storage facilities are used by countless businesses and customers.
Whether you need a safe self storage rental unit for a classic car or old furniture and electronics. Boylin’s will truly achieve your desired results.
We also offer the perfect solution for de-cluttering your garages, basements, attics and crawlspaces.
Customers simply need to visit any of our seven locations for a tour of the facilities and services.
With on-site stores and helpful staff members, customers have at all times access to a wide range of packing materials and boxes.
Flexible Pricing and Billing
We offer a wide variety of payment plans, along with quarterly or “pay as you go” rental plans.
If you value your classic car, you need to keep it as safe and dust-free as possible.
Boylin’s classic car self storage containers or units are water-proof and secured.
This helps protect the quality of all your items – even those stored in carton boxes or containers.
For more information on Classic Car & Car Self Storage units and our services, please contact or visit:
Unit 1 Strafford
Gilroyd Lane Dodworth
Barnsley S75 3EJ
Tel: 01226 321800
Fax: 01226 321700