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Indoor vs. Outdoor Storage: Which Is Best for Your Classic Car?

According to Nationwide Insurance, classic cars are defined as any vehicle between 20 and 45 years old. This is a fairly common definition, with anything over 45 years old qualifying as an antique and cars built before 1930 considered vintage. These standards can differ from place to place, but the changes are usually small.

Whether your car is classic, antique, or vintage, it's important to take care of it. A key aspect of taking care of a car is knowing how to store it.

People have found ways to effectively store cars both inside and outside. If you're fond of outdoor storage, Milton is the right place.

We'll discuss each one and offer our opinion on which is best in this blog.


One concern that many people have regarding outdoor car storage is nature. Though Canada gets only 20"-40" of rainfall compared to a world average of about 39", any precipitation can be bad news for a car.

Contrary to popular belief, rain isn't naturally clean. As the water cycle is carried out, dirt and other particles get mixed in with the rain and other sources of water. Therefore, the rain that hits your car is likely to make it dirtier than it is to clean it.

In addition to dirtying your car, rain can also damage your paint job or even cause parts of your car to rust if it's left in the elements for too long.


The first place most of us go when looking for a safe place to store a car is a garage, usually our own. Home garages offer a lot of advantages, mainly that they're easily accessed and protected.

The biggest downside is that garages aren't always clean, either. While they offer great protection from the rain, snow, and other elements, garages are prone to their own sets of issues, such as the dirt and dust of the garage and the simple threat of other cars hitting it as they enter or exit the garage.


One of the great ways to keep a classic car safe is to put it into self-storage. We recommend Guelph for self-storage.

Like most other indoor storage methods, self-storage will protect your car from the elements. There will likely still be dust and similar contaminants, but no storage method is going to be perfect.

If you do opt for a storage unit, the most important thing to remember is to keep up the payments. If you don't, the storage unit, and everything in it, will be sold to someone else. Whether you opt for indoor storage or outdoor storage, Milton is a great place to go.

If you're a sailor at heart, you can even find boat storage in Milton.


If you're looking for outdoor storage, Milton might be right for you. Not only is it a great place to store a classic car there are also plenty of places to store boats and other vehicles.

If you're in need of storage in Canada, check out U Need Storage. We serve multiple locations, so you should have no trouble finding something that works for you.


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