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Outdoor car storage in San Jose, CA

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10 x 20 Driveway in San Jose, California

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"I have moved the vehicle and no longer require use of the space."

John N.

San Jose, CA

Aug 27, 2023

20 x 10 Driveway in San Jose, California

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"My host accommodated my schedule for a rush drop off. He followed up with me and took good care of the vehicle!"

Chris L.

San Jose, CA

Feb 3, 2022

20 x 10 Driveway in San Jose, California

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"Josef is an awesome dude who made the process of storing my vehicle hassle free and easy. He is responsive and helpful."

Michael S.

San Jose, CA

Feb 25, 2022

20 x 10 Driveway in San Jose, California

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"No issues, my car was just as I left it. "

Luis G.

San Jose, CA

Sep 19, 2022

20 x 10 Driveway in San Jose, California

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"Monica’s driveway spot was exactly as advertised and she was an absolute dream to work with. We are sorry to go but found a place closer to where we live to store our vehicle. Thanks again Monica! "

Merryl T.

San Jose, CA

Nov 6, 2022

20 x 10 Driveway in Los Altos, California

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"Absolutely a wonderful place to store your vehicle. Safe and secure. Monil is a remarkable communicator and the neighborhood is top notch. Thank You Monil for the excellent care of my car!"

Mary B.

Los Altos, CA

Apr 7, 2023

20 x 10 Driveway in Milpitas, California

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"Honest and humble, The Host took care of our vehicle very well. "


Milpitas, CA

Jun 29, 2023

19 x 10 Parking Lot in Santa Clara, California

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"Eda was fantastic and easy to work with, and my vehicle stayed safe at her location for months. I highly recommend!"

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Alex C.

Santa Clara, CA

Jul 26, 2022

20 x 12 Driveway in Morgan Hill, California

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"Chad was great and I was very comfortable storing my vehicle with him. Thank you very much"

Taylor L.

Morgan Hill, CA

Sep 17, 2021

20 x 10 Unpaved Lot in Oakland, California

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"Super responsive and accommodating host. If I need to store a car again, I would definitely do it here. The storage space requires driving over a curb. My car has 4wd and did it fine. It’s not a truck or suv, but has more clearance than a typical sedan."

Trinh T.

Oakland, CA

Jan 9, 2022

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Types of car storage

Considering outdoor car storage in San Jose, California? Here's an easy guide to help you understand your options. Three main types of storage options are commonly available: indoor storage, covered storage, and outdoor storage.

  • Indoor car storage: Indoor storage offers the highest level of protection for your vehicle. Often found in residential garages or commercial buildings, this option shields your vehicle from elements like San Jose's occasional rain or intense summer sun. If your vehicle is particularly valuable or sensitive to weather, indoor storage can be an ideal option.
  • Covered car storage: Providing a happy medium between indoor and outdoor storage, covered storage can be found in carports, under awnings, or within residential or commercial buildings with a roof but no walls. This option offers some protection from the weather, including relief from the bright San Jose sun, while still maintaining accessibility.
  • Outdoor car storage: Often the most affordable and accessible option, outdoor storage includes spaces like driveways, parking lots, or even open fields. While this type of storage doesn't offer the same level of protection from the elements as indoor or covered storage, the use of a car cover can help protect your vehicle from the San Jose sun. Furthermore, this option is often quite plentiful and easy to find, making it a highly convenient choice for many.
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Choosing the right outdoor storage unit

Choosing the right outdoor car storage in San Jose, California can be a less daunting task if you know what to look out for. Here are three key considerations to take into account when selecting your storage solution:

  • Location Matters: Choosing a location that is conveniently close to your home or daily routes can make accessing your stored vehicle effortless. However, don't overlook the importance of safety. Look for a neighborhood that's known for its security to ensure your car remains protected.
  • Dimensional Compatibility: The size of your chosen storage spot is of paramount importance. The length and width should be able to accommodate your car comfortably, with enough space for you to move around or perform minor maintenance tasks if needed.
  • Ease of Access: Think about the hours during which you'd need to access your car. The storage spot should be accessible during these hours, preferably with a simple, hassle-free process. Also, ensure the area is easily navigable, especially if you plan to frequently use the vehicle.
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Climate considerations

When renting outdoor car storage in San Jose, California, consider the climate. With an average high of 82 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, the city experiences hot sunny days. During this time, it's wise to use a reflective car cover to protect your vehicle from heat damage and UV rays.

In the winter, the temperature can drop to an average low of 42 degrees Fahrenheit. To prevent frost and potential cold damage, consider using a weather-resistant cover.

Regardless of the season, using a high-quality car cover can protect your vehicle from dust, dirt, bird droppings and other potential hazards. It's a small investment that can go a long way in maintaining the condition of your car.

Renting car storage in San Jose

Known as the Capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, is a bustling city nestled in the heart of the Bay Area. Here, the technological innovation of companies like Apple, Google, and eBay blend with the academic excellence of San Jose State University and Santa Clara University. In addition to its thriving tech and academic scenes, the city also boasts several medical facilities, such as the well-known Stanford Hospital.

Outdoor car storage can be found in several popular neighborhoods in San Jose. Downtown San Jose offers the convenience of proximity to many corporate headquarters, universities, and hospitals. Alternatively, Willow Glen is renowned for its quiet, tree-lined streets, while Almaden Valley is known for its upscale, suburban vibe.

One user review describes the host as "extremely helpful" and mentions their flexibility in accommodating the car owner's schedule. Another user shared their great experience, highlighting the host's "good communication." As per another quote from a satisfied user, the space is a "great place to store a car," citing the host's "on-time performance" and trustworthiness.

In other reviews, users reiterated the importance of having a secure location for their vehicles, with one user noting that their host kept their "truck safe during the winter." In addition to security, one user pointed out that the storage location was "clean" and had "easy access to major roads," making it a convenient choice.

Moreover, it is worth noting that flexibility and responsiveness are highly valued by users. One user booked their space "on a Sunday" and was able to store their car "the next day," thanking their host for being "accommodating" and "responsive."

FAQs About car storage in San Jose, California

The price of car storage in San Jose can be affected by factors such as location, the size of the storage unit, the type of storage (indoor or outdoor), and the duration of storage.

To figure out the suitable size of car storage you need, consider the dimensions of your vehicle, including its height, length, and width. Additionally, account for extra space needed to easily access the car, as well as any other belongings you may store alongside it.

To prepare your car for long-term storage in San Jose, ensure that you clean it thoroughly, both interior and exterior, change its oil, fill up the gas tank, and inflate the tires to the recommended pressure. Additionally, it's important to disconnect the battery, use a car cover, and periodically check the vehicle while it's in storage.

Additional California car storage locations

Park Street, Alameda
S Brookhurst St, Anaheim
S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills
Madison Ave, Carmichael
Chino Hills Pkwy, Chino
Barstow Avenue, Clovis
Azusa Ave Arrow Hwy, Covina
N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino
Westlake Center, Daly City
Benedict Avenue, Downey
San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante
Sherman Oaks Court, Elk Grove
Freedom Blvd, Freedom
Boscell Rd, Fremont
Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach
250th St W, Lancaster
West Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles
N Crescent Heights Blvd, Los Angeles
W 6th St, Los Angeles
Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles
Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
W 11th St, Los Angeles
W 6th St, Los Angeles
Cross Creek Rd, Malibu
Woodbine Lane, Menifee
Claus Road, Modesto
N Montebello Blvd, Montebello
Soscol Ave, Napa
Clay St, Oakland
Union Street, Pasadena
3760 Airport Road, Paso Robles
19044 Nandina Avenue, Riverside
Almond St, Riverside
Jackson Road, Sacramento
Claire Ave, Sacramento
Christine Dr, Sacramento
East Highland Avenue, San Bernardino
Highland Ave, San Bernardino
Market Street, San Diego
Rosecrans St, San Diego
Fourth Ave, San Diego
Phyllis Pl, San Diego
Jackson St, San Francisco
S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos
Crow Canyon Pl, San Ramon
17th Street, Santa Ana
E Miner Ave, Stockton
Pacific Ave, Stockton
Lewis Road, Vacaville
Whittier Blvd, Whittier
Grand Avenue, Wildomar
Wildomar Trail, Wildomar
Avenue G, Yucaipa

Alternative Outdoor Car Storage Options near San Jose

San Jose offers many different storage options for outdoor car storage. Traditional self storage, however, are often pricier, less secure, and typically farther way than storage on Neighbor.

If you'd like information about traditional storage facilities in San Jose, see the below list for more information:

SecureSpace Self Storage (1.7 miles)

355 W Hedding St

San Jose, CA

Central Self Storage (1.8 miles)

1020 Spring St

San Jose, CA

StoragePRO Self Storage of San Jose (1.9 miles)

601 N King Rd

San Jose, CA

A-1 Self Storage (2.4 miles)

1415 Oakland Rd

San Jose, CA

Public Storage (2.9 miles)

475 Tully Rd

San Jose, CA

Willow Glen Storage (3.1 miles)

2220 Canoas Garden Ave

San Jose, CA

Extra Storage-Santa Clara (4.6 miles)

2797 Scott Blvd

Santa Clara, CA

Public Storage (5 miles)

1601 Watson Ct

Milpitas, CA

Branham Self Storage (5.3 miles)

1056 Branham Ln

San Jose, CA

Public Storage (6.8 miles)

5679 Santa Teresa Blvd

San Jose, CA

Bay Area Self Storage (9.1 miles)

6020 Monterey Hwy

San Jose, CA

Peninsula Storage Center I (12.8 miles)

999 Independence Ave

Mountain View, CA