10th October, 2019

There may come a time when it is necessary to store your car – whether that be because you’re simply running out of space or you’ve headed away on holiday for an extended period of time. Many storage facilities offer both indoor or outdoor car storage, like Autohouse Storage – a Brisbane vehicle storage facility, but determining which type of storage solution is the best fit for you can often be stressful. Whether you’re an enthusiast, the proud owner of a classic car, or you simply have a car you really value than keep reading to find which option is the best fit for you.


Indoor storage offers cars protection from the elements and any potential hazards. Autohouse Storage offers both indoor and outdoor Brisbane vehicle storage – keep reading to see which option is the best fit for you.


Indoor Vehicle Storage

Indoor car storage, cars with covers on them

Protection from the Elements

Keeping your prized possession in an indoor storage facility means it will be kept safe and secure from rain, storms, snow, or worst of all, hail. Exposure to the elements can cause detriment to your car’s paint and body, with repairs often being costly. When storing indoors, your car will be almost completely protected from damaging weather events and the ruthless Australian UV.


Sun Exposure

Leaving your car outdoors for extended periods of time can be rather damaging to it’s exterior. It is important to never underestimate the effect the sun can have on your car and keeping your car indoors can dramatically reduce any potential damage. If you do have to keep your vehicle outside for extended periods of time you can try minimise damage by using a reflective windscreen shield (we conducted an experiment on these a few months back), tinting your windows, or utilising a car cover designed for outdoor use. Trying to minimise radiant heat cycles will also reap benefits for vehicle interiors, as plastics and adhesives won’t fatigue as quickly if they are not exposed to such wide heat cycles. For example, sagging roof linings are often a result of adhesive failure thanks to years of heat cycles through a car exposed to the sun.


car roof lining sagging

Roof lining like this? Likely because your car has seen a lot of heat cycles!



One of the most beneficial aspects of storing your car indoors is the reduced potential for damage or theft. If you’re storing your car away to protect it from the elements then it’s certain you’ll want to keep it away from unsavoury individuals. Secure car storage facilities such as Autohouse Storage will normally feature comprehensive security measures ensuring your prized possession is kept as safe as possible.


Outdoor Vehicle Storage


Autohouse storage outdoor Brisbane vehicle storage

Red paint is among the most prone to UV-exposure deterioration


Outdoor vehicle storage is a viable option for those who are looking for something a little more cost effective, or who have bulkier/larger cars to store. Autohouse Storage offers outdoor vehicle storage solutions, with 24/7 security monitoring so you have peace of mind when it comes to the safe storage of your vehicle.



An outdoor car storage unit offers a fantastic money-saving alternative to expensive conventional parking or indoor storage. Outdoor storage is also great for storing bulkier vehicles including;

  • Boats

  • Caravans

  • Motorhomes

  • Trucks

  • Car Trailers


This is a great option for those who don’t need to store for a long period of time. However, if you do need to keep your car stored for longer than you anticipated, utilising a protective car cover can help keep dirt, grime, and sun exposure to a minimum. Heavy duty anti-hail covers are available to purchase from auto retailers, of which should be strongly be considered for long term outdoor car storage.


outdoor car cover

Long term outdoor car storage in Australian conditions? Consider investing in something like this


Autohouse Vehicle Storage Brisbane is run by motor-enthusiasts with a lifelong passion for classic cars, motorsport, recreational boating, and outdoor leisure so you can rest assured your vehicle will be kept in good care. If you’re still not sure which way to go, you can find some more helpful car storage tips here.