If you’re going away for a long period of time, do your car a favour. Store it at the secure RACQ Recommended Car Storage facility, where the team will look after it for you.

Long-term car storage is a great option when you are going away – and could end up saving you money in the long run, because your car is maintained and looked after in a secure environment. 

RACQ Recommended Car Storage, is operated out of CEVA Logistics, and provides competitive rates and great service. 

To enquire or book call 07 3723 1900.

RACQ Recommended Car Storage:

  • Car washing before delivery
  • Competitive rates
  • Electronically secure site
  • Mobile patrols for added security
  • Monthly maintenance checks

Why choose RACQ Recommended Car Storage?

When your car is parked at their  modern storage facility, it is looked after by well-trained staff from day one. 

Upon arrival at the storage facility, they inspect your car and complete a vehicle condition report. Then, every month, they drive the car on their internal roadway to ensure everything is in good working order; and they conduct a thorough maintenance check to test things like:
  • Air conditioning
  • Brake and clutch pedals
  • Gears
  • Tyres and tyre pressure
  • Battery 
  • Fluid levels
They also wash cars periodically. 
 How much does it cost?
Type of vehicle  Non-member price
(per month)* 
RACQ member price
(per month)*
Motor vehicle  $464.00  $371.00
Motorbikes  $121.00  $102.00
Caravans  $200.00  $186.00
Motorhomes  $274.00  $249.00
Camper trailers  $200.00  $183.00
Boat on trailer  $200.00  $183.00

Rates effective from 01/07/2018 - 31/03/2019


Where to find it 

RACQ Recommended Car Storage is operated by CEVA Logistics (Australia) Pty Ltd  at:
56 Main Beach Road

Pick up and drop off hours:
Monday to Friday
8.00am to 4.30pm

Call 07 3723 1900.

*These costs are for long-term storage, with a minimum booking of three months. Door-to-door pick up and delivery can also be arranged for an additional fee. 

Tips for car storage

Most people need to store their car – or not use it for a while – at some stage. If you can’t get your car into a secure storage facility like RACQ Recommended Car Storage, the information below will help you to minimise maintenance bills when it’s time to drive it again. 

First, a word of warning. Storing a car for a long period may cause damage, no matter how careful you are – because components can corrode and deteriorate from lack of use. Be prepared for a larger-than-usual maintenance bill when you drive again.

To avoid a hefty bill, if you can, find someone you trust drive the car weekly for about 30 minutes. This helps all components to reach operating temperature, and for fluids and oils to be circulated. Don’t forget that you should still get the car serviced every six months – even if the car isn’t being used much.
Where to store it
Ideally, store the car in a secure, enclosed area away from trees and the weather. Use a car cover to prevent dust build-up, but only if the car is sheltered from the wind (as a wind-blown car cover could damage your paintwork).
What to do: storage of less than one month
If it’s only being stored for a month or less, no special treatment is necessary. Yet it will help to:
  • clean the car inside and out, and dry it thoroughly
  • fill the fuel tank to prevent condensation 
  • inflate tyres about 30 kpa above their normal pressure. 
Depending on the battery’s condition and vehicle’s electrical load, a battery should retain its charge for a month or less. 
What to do: storage of more than one month
If the car is being stored for longer than one month, you should:
  • have the vehicle serviced, with oils, coolant, and brake and clutch fluids changed
  • fill the fuel tank to prevent condensation
  • clean the body and spray chrome work with a protective spray (e.g. WD 40)
  • clean interior trim and treat with a suitable vinyl protector
  • ensure that the body/chassis rust proofing is in sound condition
  • plug all engine openings with rags
  • remove the battery and clean the battery tray. 
Then, if you can, place the car on suitable stands with the suspension in a loaded position (its normal operating position) and the tyres clear of the ground. The park brake should be disengaged. 

When you’re ready to drive again, check tyre pressure and battery. The car will also benefit from a full service, brake inspection, and fuel drainage. 
If it’s a modern vehicle and the battery has been disconnected or gone flat, you may need to re-boot the computer’s memory. Check the vehicle handbook for how to do this. 

Consult the vehicle manufacturer's manual for any specific tips on long term storage.

To avoid unwanted surprises RACQ strongly recommends you follow the above guidelines when storing your vehicle long term without use.

Have further questions?

If you require further information or have a specific question not answered on this page you can submit an enquiry online. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible. 

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