BENEFITS OF INDOOR CAR STORAGE

Many families have an extra car or two, and usually they are stored outside. But storing a vehicle outside allows it to be easily damaged. Plus, storing a car in your driveway could put you in a bad situation with your homeowners’ association due to deed restrictions. Big Item Storage is the perfect solution to protect your car while providing quick, easy access when you need it.

The elements are not kind to vehicles. Exposure to direct sun over time can cause the paint job to fade and the interior to crack open. If the car sits out in a hail storm, you can expect dents and possible windshield cracks. Even rain can do damage over time. This is especially true if you live near a factory or plant that emits chemicals into the air.

When you rent at Big Item, you’ll get a drive-in storage unit. This makes it convenient to use the car when you’d like. These units provide protection from the elements but also an additional level of security. Our facility is closely monitored and secured. When storing your vehicle, you’ll want to clean it thoroughly, change the fluids, and properly inflate the tires. If you won’t use it at least once a month, it’s good to remove the battery. However, if you plan to store for much longer, you’ll also want to remove the wheels and keep it elevated.

Whether you’re storing your boat, RV, or other large items, Big Item Storage can accommodate your needs. Both our Rockport and Corpus Christi locations are clean and secure. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).

TIPS FOR PURCHASING A USED BOAT

Used boats can be a great investment. Savvy boat operators who can invest in upgrades and repairs can often find deals. Many insurance companies will sell used boats to recoup losses. When boat owners cannot pay their payments, either the owner or their finance company may be looking to get the boat sold quickly. But while there is a great deal of opportunity, there is also a lot of risk in purchasing a used boat. Here are a few things to look for in investigating a potential purchase.

Your best course of action is always going to be hiring a marine surveyor to evaluate the boat. No matter how experienced you are, you do not have the training to spot many defects. A boat can look fantastic on the outside but be hiding damage. Surveyors can also spot repair work that wasn’t disclosed.

If you do decide to inspect the boat yourself, here are a few things to look for. The exterior color and interior wood are hard to match after repairs, so look for any variations in color and texture. Another red flag is any update to things like cushions or carpet. This can signal repairs made to the structure. New electronics can also indicate replacement due to sinking or heavy water damage. You’ll also notice rust on interior hardware and electrical system corrosion in water-damaged boats.

Whether you’re storing your boat, RV, or other large items, Big Item Storage can accommodate your needs. Both our Rockport and Corpus Christi locations are clean and secure. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).

STORE YOUR CAMPING EQUIPMENT WITH US!

If you’re an avid camper, storing your equipment at Big Item Storage is a great option. Camping supplies are bulky and infrequently used. By storing with us, you’ll save space in your closets and garage. However, you won’t want to store these items without taking some precautions first.

Tents need to be completely dried out before storage. Cots and sleeping bags too. This prevents mold and mildew from forming. Make sure to give these items a good cleaning as well. Even poles and stakes should be cleaned.

Smaller items do well in large, plastic containers. Labeling them with the contents will help you locate items quickly when needed. Make sure to scrub any cookware and utensils and dry thoroughly. For items like flashlights and lanterns, remove the batteries before storing. This will prevent corrosion.

Taking these steps before storing your equipment will protect your investment. You’ll have easy access to your supplies if you keep them organized in a large storage container. You’ll also make preparing for your next trip more enjoyable.

Whether you’re storing your boat, RV, or other large items, Big Item Storage can accommodate your needs. Both our Rockport and Corpus Christi locations are clean and secure. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).