We spend a lot of time and money making sure our cars are well taken care of so we can avoid expensive repairs and maintenance.
Your car is one of your most valuable possessions, so keeping it looking good and running well is a priority.
When it comes to storing your car, you must ensure your vehicle is safe and protected.
Vehicle storage in South Africa
XtraSpace offers self-storage options for cars and other vehicles in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. Our flexible terms ensure you can afford to store your car for any length of time.
Our car storage is highly secure with 24-hour CCTV monitoring, electric perimeter fencing, security guards and access control. You will have access to your vehicle any time during business hours.
Depending on the branch, our vehicle storage options include:
When car storage with XtraSpace makes sense
The 2019/2020 crime statistics show that an estimated 88,000 car thefts took place in South Africa in one year. That doesn’t include vandalism, smashed windows or theft of car parts such as batteries.
Leaving your vehicle standing on the street or in your driveway might be safe for a weekend. For any period longer than a week, you should consider a safer alternative – storing your vehicle with XtraSpace.
Guidelines for storing a car
These tips will help you prepare your vehicle for storage. You can be sure it will be in top shape when you return.
- Remove the battery and store it separately (ideally connected to a trickle charger).
- Don’t leave any perishable or hazardous items in your car.
- Slightly overinflate the tyres.
- Fill up with petrol to prevent moisture build-up in the tank.
- Add a fuel stabiliser if storing your car for longer than a month.
- Consider investing in a car cover.
- Raise your windshield wipers or wrap them in soft cloths to prevent marks on your windshield.
- Check with your car insurance if you get a discount on your premiums while you’re not driving your vehicle.
Car storage near Cape Town Airport
In the Western Cape, XtraSpace has self-storage facilities in Airport Industria near Cape Town International Airport. The branch is located on Mobile Road and offers secure storage for cars and other vehicles. There’s also a shuttle service to the airport.
Car storage near Oliver Tambo Airport
In Johannesburg, XtraSpace has a branch in Kempton Park that’s less than a 10-minute drive to Oliver Tambo International Airport. The branch offers covered parking bays for secure car storage.
XtraSpace self-storage highlights
At XtraSpace, we’ve carefully chosen accessible locations for our self-storage facilities. Our branches are ideally positioned in and around Johannesburg, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town to give easy access to your vehicle when you need it.
All storage facilities are secured with state-of-the-art CCTV monitoring systems, perimeter fencing and security beams. An armed response team is on high alert 24/7. We provide unlimited access to our facilities during office hours, as well as access after-hours on request.
What we offer at XtraSpace