Vehicle Storage Tips

We occasionally hear about people finding collectible cars where no one would suspect them, like the $18 million dollars worth of cars found in December of 2014 ( While this may be a rare occurrence we would like to provide some tips for this not to happen.


When storing any vehicle whether it be a car or ATV or a water vehicle it is best to unhook the battery from the cables. We may not realize it but there is a slow draw from the cars battery even when they are not running.


In storage you want to have the vehicle have a full tank of fuel. Gasoline is naturally a volatile liquid which means that there are components that evaporate over time and may make it difficult for the vehicle to run. Certain types of fuel also naturally collect moister out of the air. So make sure that your tank is full, and that your gas cap is on tightly and securely (


Most storage units also have the problem of collecting dust in them after a period of time. To protect your vehicle make sure that your cover it with a cover that will keep that dust and other contaminants from collecting on the surface of your vehicle.

car cover

Also dust can cause some internal problems with your vehicles engine. If you choose to do these next steps make sure that you leave a note to undo it before you drive away! Some people will place in their exhaust a cloth and steel wool to protect the back side of your engine. This keeps dust from traveling up the exhaust. But like I said if you drive away with your car still like this you will have problems! So leave a big obvious note to yourself!


Along with the dust effect make sure that all of the vehicles windows are up and tightly secured. There is nothing like returning to a dusty car with an even dustier interior.


Also make sure that you place either cardboard or other catching basin under the vehicle to catch oil or other fluids that make seep and drip from the car. This will save you a cleaning fee when you move out of your unit.

Electronic Gate Access

You can access your storage unit anytime through the electronic gate access. This means that you can easily enter into the facility using your own unique access code to check on your unit at any time. This offers you a special form of flexibility that you may not be able to find at other self storage facilities in Salt Lake City. Keep in mind that we regularly log every entrance and exit so that we can keep track of people entering and leaving the facility. If there are ever any problems with security we will be the first to know about it.

Video Surveillance

We also have a fantastic video surveillance that is on 24 hours a day seven days a week. Our surveillance system covers the entire lot and we can be instantly alerted if there is ever any problem with the storage locker. With our video surveillance system you can be assured that all of your items in storage are 100% secure 100% of the time.

Extended Gate Hours

With extended gate hours of 5:30 am to 10:00 pm, access your storage unit or parking space with fewer restrictions and multiple levels of security.

Well Lit Facility

Accessing your storage locker during off-hours is also very secure because our facility is completely fenced off from outsiders as well as extremely well lit. You should never have to feel threatened in this self storage facility located in North Salt Lake City. Our lighting makes it very easy for you to access your storage unit with ease even during off hours.

Easy Freeway Access

One of the best parts about Bestway Self Storage in North Salt Lake City is that it is very easy to get to off of the freeway. Access to this storage facility can be found directly off of North and southbound I 15. Take exit 311 for Warm Springs Road and our facility signs will direct you to your destination. Should you ever need our facility for moving or need to direct somebody to our facility for the referral bonus that we offer, this is very simple. Access on the freeway also means that you can easily check up on your storage unit or lot storage as part of your regular commute.

Fully Fenced

Bestway Self Storage is fully fenced around the perimeter to prevent any unauthorized access. Your security is our priority.