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Do you need to Rent Garage Storage Space or have Garage Storage Space that you want to rent out? On this site buyers and sellers of Garage Storage Space can advertise (Free!) for Rental Space to store that extra car, boat, RV, motorcycle, workshop or whatever.

Your neighbors will pay for convenience and if you have an empty garage they can rent that is just around the corner or even near public tranporataion, it’s far more convenient than tracking down one of those storage places or parking in a public lot that may not be as convenient or safe.

Local handymen (or women) may want to store tools or supplies in a garage close to where they work.

Another source of potential renters are the owners of classic cars. Many people who own classic cars either live in high population areas where it's diffifult to find an extra garage space or already have their garage occupied with their primary vehicles.

With any rental, we recommend inquiring with your Home Owners Association, landlord and insurance company to find how to protect yourself and the renter.  


Finally, do some research in your area. Search for garages on this site and others to find the market rate and then Get Started with our tips below...




How to get started...

Step 1 – Clean up the garage

Step 2 – Take some pictures

Step 3 – Set your price. This will vary based on several factors like the size, location and amenities offered

Step 4 -  Get a lease agreement and protect yourself by requiring your renter to have insurance

Step 5 - Post your garage on RentMyGarage.com

Step 6 - Like us on Facebook RentMyGarage Facebook Page

 

Renters have many options for storage space. There are outdoor storare lots, private covered storage, and even indoor storage units provier by commercial factilties. All are welcome to post their garages or commercial facilities on RentMyGarage.com

 

For Renters...Where ever you decide to store your vehicles, make sure your car is properly prepared. Here are a few tips...

 1.    Change all the fluids including the oil, brake fluid and coolant. These fluids can damage your car if left for prolonged period of time. You also don’t want it to leak on the garage floor.

2. Top off your gas tank. This will reduce the amount of moisture in your task and pervert the tank from rust and leakage. It will also prevent the tank's seals from dry rot out. Consider a fuel stabilizer.

3. Disconnect the battery. While a car is in storage, the battery will lose a charge. Try to drive the car for 15 minutes every few weeks. This will help maintain the battery and the car lubricated. You may also want to invest in a trickle charger.

4.Tire care. Cars that sit idle on its tires over a long period of time will develop flat spots, which means you will need new tires. This can be more of an issue in colder climates. As previously mentioned, if you're able to drive the vehicle for about 20 minutes every few weeks you'll be much better off. The easiest precaution you can take to prevent tire damage is getting your tires rotated and over-inflated. However, over the long term this won't do for protection. In long-term cases, it's a good idea to raise your car up on jack stands and removing the wheels if possible.

5. Remove or raise the windshield wipers. The rubber on the windshield wipers can start to stick to your windshield overtime. One way to prevent this is by placing a plastic cover between the windshield and wipers. But the ideal is to remove the wipers entirely or lift them up and away from the windsheild.

6. Prevent dust, dirt, and unwanted guests from getting inside. Dust and dirt can potenitally damage your car's components, while pests like rodents and insects can wreak havoc in the interior. The best way to prevent the outside from getting inside your car is to use a car cover. At the very least, you should try to plug any openings, particularly your tailpipe. Dont forget to remove it before starting the car!  If you're particularly concerned with keeping your car in top condition and are renting an interior car storage unit with electrical access, consider a car storage bubble. These devices use a small electric fan to inflate a clear plastic capsule like CarCapsule that envelopes the car, offering protection for your vehicle, and are commonly used for the storage of exotic and collector cars.

7. Release your parking brake. If you leave your parking brake pads on for too long, they can fuse with the rotors. While it may sound safe to engage the parking brake while storing the vehicle for a long period of time, the threat of fusion outweighs any added safety. Stick rubber chocks under the wheels. These prevent movement better than the parking brake.

8. Do I need insurance for a car that's in storage? Maybe you're putting your car in storage while you travel on business or you're a snowbird who only uses your car part of the year. There are several reasons why you might consider dropping your insurance while you're not using it. But is it a prudent to do so? Does it make sense to cancel the insurance on your car while it's in storage? You may realize some near-term savings by not paying a monthly insurance premium for your stored car. But you might want to consider the downside of canceling a policy and review options to modify your coverage instead.

THE CONS OF CANCELING COVERAGE Canceling your coverage creates a gap in your insurance history that may put you in a high-risk category with your insurer. As a result, you have to pay a higher premium when you decide to reinstate your policy later on. If your car is uninsured, you'd also be responsible for anything that happened to the vehicle while in storage. If lighting were to strike the garage or some other misfortune were to take place, you'd likely have to pay out of pocket to repair the car. Also, you may not even have the option to drop your policy at all. For example, the Insurance Information Institute says that, if you have a car payment, your lender may require you to hold insurance as a condition of your loan.

 

CAR STORAGE INSURANCE OPTIONS

If you have a car that will be kept in storage for a month or more, you may be able to suspend your liability and collision coverages, which are both driving-related and, instead, maintain only comprehensive coverage on the car in storage. Comprehensive coverage helps pay to repair vehicle damage from things like theft, fire or hail — still possible while your car is in storage. You may notice a lower premium if you change your policy, because you'd only be paying for a single coverage. In addition, you'd prevent yourself from having a lapse in coverage that could result in higher costs in the future. Keep in mind, however, that if you are financing the vehicle in storage, your auto lender may require both collision and comprehensive coverage until the loan is paid off. Some insurance companies may require your vehicle to be in storage for a minimum number of days before they will approve your request for the reduced coverage (for example, a 30-day minimum). Don't take your car out even for a short ride while the liability coverage on your policy is suspended, because you wouldn't be covered if you had an accident or damaged someone's property while you were driving. Keep the car snug in its storage spot, and then simply set a reminder to revert to your former coverage levels when you expect to need the vehicle again.

 

 

Boat Storage
 One of the least expensive ways to protect your boat from the elements while it's out of the water is to rent a garage. Not only is this an inexpensive option, but they're also plentiful and available almost anywhere, including nearby lakes, rivers, bays, the ocean and your home. The downside to storing your boat in a garage is that it may not fit. At minimum, you'll likely require a 10x15 garage rental space for your boat. The minimum dimensions for a 2 car garage should be 20'x20' and to make extra space to get in and out of the car, it is recommended to go with 24'x24' or larger. If your boat is 10 feet wide and 30 feet long, it won't fit inside a standard garage. Outdoor boat storage on a parking pad is another option .
 
Although some garages can be large and handle a modest range of boat sizes, some boats are simply too large to fit into a garage. Fortunately, some boat storage locations will allow you to store your boat inside a larger space. This can be a huge perk in areas that commonly experience extreme weather, particularly during the winter or long periods of precipitation.

A common way to store boats is to keep them on a lift, sometimes at a marina dock near he water. Some of these spaces may include a roof to keep your boat safe from the rain. Storage facilities near lakes, rivers, and the ocean are more likely to offer these kinds of spaces than those further from bodies of water. While this may be a convenient way to keep your boat short-term between uses, it is expensive for long-term boat storage. Your boat will also be exposed to the elements and in danger of damage from major storms. Renting a garage near a lake can offer you a convenient and safe place to store your boat.

Prepare Your Boat for Storage

Preparing your boat for winter or long-term storare can be as important if not more important than preparing your car. Most likely, you wont be able to run over to the garage where your boat is stored to start it up so take these addiotnal steps to prepare your boat.

1. Consider using a fuel stablizer and follow the instrunctions carefully.

2. Change the Oil

3. Remove the battery and store with a trickle charger


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