A-1 Car Storage Frequently Asked Questions

A-1 Car Storage is dedicated to providing you with the best in customer service and vehicle storage solutions. Below are the answers to many of the most common questions. If your questions are not answered here, please feel free to contact the location nearest you and speak to one of our Car Storage Professionals.

A-1 Car Storage


4607 Mission Gorge Place San Diego, CA 92101

General Car Storage FAQ’s

What does A-1 Car Storage store?

Amenities vary by location – ask for availability and details!

  • Cars: Autos, antique cars, classic cars, vintage cars 
  • Motorcycles & ATV's
  • SUV’s: Small to mid-size, most stock full-size SUV's
  • Trucks: Small to mid-size, most stock full-size trucks

A-1 Car Storage recommends that your truck or SUV be able to fit into these dimensions: 6'6'' x 6'6'' x 19'

What types of car storage solutions are available?

A-1 Car Storage offers the following car storage solutions to fit your needs: auto storage, classic car storage, fleet storage, litigation/evidence storage, military storage, motorcycle & ATV storage and car restoration projects storage.

What types of car storage are available?

A-1 Car Storage offers convenient inside car storage, enclosed car storage, covered car storage and outside storage.

What kind of security features does A-1 Car Storage offer?

We offer 24-hours digital surveillance cameras, security lighting & fencing and individual electronic access codes to give you peace of mind. *Amenities vary by location.

Do I need insurance?

Proof of insurance is required in order to store your vehicle at any of our facilities. 

What is required to rent a car storage space?

  • Current registration for vehicle, including trailer for boats and jet skis
  • Proof of insurance
  • Valid driver’s license
How long do I have to sign up?

We offer month-to-month rentals with no long-term commitment to save you money.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Please ask about our convenient credit card auto-pay program!

How can I make a payment?

Payments can be processed by mail, in person, over the phone, through our website or 24-hour self-service kiosks available at select locations. You may also arrange to have payment automatically deducted from your credit card. Please ask your local location about this convenient payment option.

How do I prepare my car for storage?

Before storing your car or vehicle, change and check all fluid and oil levels, vacuum the interior and wash & was the exterior. Stored vehicles should have their convertible tops up, sunroofs and windows closed when they are stored. Storage of gasoline and other flammable chemicals is prohibited. Please visit our storage tips for more helpful car storage tips.

Indoor Car Storage San Diego – Downtown Location FAQ’s

What is required to rent a car storage space?

  • Current registration for vehicle
  • Proof of insurance
  • Valid driver’s license
  • A key to your vehicle
What kind of security features are available for indoor car storage?

Our facility is monitored with 24-hour digital surveillance cameras and access to the inside car storage area is strictly controlled and limited to our on-site Car Storage Consultants. All visitors to the A-1 Car Storage facility must register with the office and are accompanied at all times while on the premises.

Will my keys be securely stored in a locked safe?

Yes, your keys will be safely secured in a lock safe to give you peace of mind. 

During what hours will I have access to my stored vehicle?

Normal access hours to vehicles stored inside is 9am – 6pm Mon-Fri and 9am – 5pm on Sat. This is a long-term car storage facility and we are not equipped for cars coming and going frequently. As a result, if you intend to pick-up your stored vehicle, please provide us with at least 72 hours notice, as cars are typically parked in front of other cars, or may require battery charging, etc. We're the only car storage facility in the area offering 24-hour pick-up & drop-off service with advanced notice - ask for details.

What optional services do you offer?

A-1 Car Storage offers the following optional services: engine start-up, tire pressure check, trickle charge, vehicle wash and detailing. After hours drop-off and pick-up service in a secured holding area is also available with advanced notice – ask for details.

What is VIP Car Storage?

A-1 Car Storage offers a VIP Car Storage section for car enthusiasts and individuals who require value added services to protect their investment of fine collectible automobiles. Our VIP Car Storage section has its own special locked gates within our secured car storage facility with 24-hour digital surveillance cameras. Each VIP Car Storage customer will be allowed 2 free “In/Out” privileges a month; this service is otherwise considered an added service. Our VIP Car Storage is the perfect solution to keep any classic car, hot rod or high end cars extra safe and secure while you are away.