Preparing your car for storage.
Our 10 ft. by 20 ft. and 10 ft. by 30 ft. units with 9 ft. wide doors are perfect for temporary or long-term storage of your vehicle. As you prepare to bring your vehicle in for storage, follow our helpful guide for proper storage to extend the life of your vehicle, keeping it looking like new and running in top condition.
Please note, these are our recommendations. Do your own research, and consult with your owner's manual for specific instructions.
Check with your insurance carrier
Before storing your car for a season or long-term, be sure to check with your insurance carrier. Many insurance companies offer specific coverage written to protect your car while in long-term storage. Certain insurance carriers offer off-road coverages that are significantly less expensive on than on-road insurance coverage.
Clean your car
We always recommend that you clean your car, inside and out, thoroughly before storage. Wash the exterior and use your favorite wax over the entire exterior of the car to get rid of all imperfections and offer a protective layer on your paint. This will protect the paint from the possibility of corrosion.
After that, remove all trash and debris from the inside of the car. Vacuum it thoroughly to remove all pet hair, food crumbs, and dirt.
Change the oil and filter
We always recommend that you change your oil and filter a few days prior to storage (one to two days should be good). Used oil contains acids, moisture, and other byproducts of combustion. If a car sits for a long time, this could cause corrosion in the engine.
After changing the oil, drive the car for several miles before storing it to allow the new oil to circulate through the entire engine.
Fill the gas tank
Another important step in the process, we recommend filling your gas tank prior to storage to prevent moisture and air from getting in your tank. After doing this, use your favorite fuel stabilizer to prevent the fuel from breaking down, causing it to form varnish when it evaporates.
Cover your car with a tarp
There are many aftermarket options for tarps specific to your car that will hug the vehicle, and prevent dust from forming. Prior to doing this step, be sure to roll up your windows. These steps will prevent dust and bugs from getting inside your vehicle.
Care for your battery
Refer to your owner's manual for this step. There are some car specialists that suggest removing the battery and placing it on a wooden block so the battery won’t be drained. Other specialists will suggest leaving the battery in the car (but disconnecting the negative (-) terminal of the battery). Finally, other car specialists insist that the battery should be left intact in the car to prevent voltage spikes (which can damage various components).
Put up your convertible top
If you own a convertible, be sure to store the car with the top up. If you avoid doing this, the convertible top can form large, ugly looking creases over a period of time. Treat the top with a silicone or other lubricant intended for your specific convertible fabric.
8 reasons you'll love South Rock Self-Storage
Strategically placed cameras mean that we work hard to protect all that you've worked hard to own.
All renters have convenience access to their unit through our gated security system and code.
We provide onsite management personnel to help you with every need. We look forward to your call!
We offer climate controlled options to ensure that your possessions are safely stored from the heat.
You should feel secure on our property, day or night. Our newly installed 65 LED light each provide 400w of light, turning night into day.
We've all been there. So many cars, so few garage spaces. We've got you. Our 10x20 and 10x30 units have 9 foot wide doors – for easy entrance – of your automobile.
Our INSET locks are virtually impossible to breach. In addition, with our unique latches, you can DOUBLE lock any door. At South Rock, your life is safely stored.
No one wants their Boat or RV taking up valuable space at their home. We've got you covered with BOAT/RV storage. For your convenience, we provide 120v / 20 amp electrical service.
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What people are saying about South Rock Storage.
We believe in exceeding the expectations of our customers through our commitment to service, security, and affordability. Since 2006, we have worked hard to safely store all that you've worked hard to own.
We're excited to share what our customers have said about us.
"I could not ask for better service and location than South Rock Storage. These units are well-built, they are clean, it's good access and security codes to enter"
"Open 24/7. Friendly."
"Fair pricing and super nice and helpful employee."
"Best Price in Wichita - Excellent Move In experience - Secure Facility - Polite Management"
You have questions, we have answers.
When can I move in?
If there is a storage space available that meets your specific storage needs you can move in anytime.
How much notice needs to be given before I move out?
All contracts are month-to-month. However, we do require a 10 day notice before you move out.
What type of documentation do I need to provide in order to rent a space?
We require a government issued photo ID (example: driver’s license, state ID, or passport)
How do I make a payment?
VISA, MasterCard and Discover (credit / debit) are the preferred method of payment. We also accept checks or money orders.
Are there any items that I am not able to store?
Liquids, explosives, flammable liquids, toxic materials and perishables. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding a specific item.
Does there have to be someone to let me through the security gates?
No. At the time of signing you will be given your own security pass code that will allow you convenient access to your unit.
What forms of payment do you accept?
For your convenience, we suggest signing up for automatic payments – using your valid credit card (VISA, Mastercard, or Discover) or debit card. There is no additional charge for this convenience and it avoids late fees. We also have a drop box for after hour payments.
Do I need to sign a long-term lease?
No, we rent on a month-to-month basis unless the customer requests otherwise.
Do I need to bring my own lock?
No. As part of the Move In process, a INSET lock is included with the small admin fee. This type of lock is nearly impossible to breach – and only you will have a key for it. In addition, you may double lock the door, if you prefer.
What are the office hours?
Tuesday - Friday: 9AM – 5PM
Saturday: 9AM – 4PM
Monday, Sunday: CLOSED
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