Shipping Containers For Automotive Businesses

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Using Shipping Containers in the Automotive Industry

Shipping containers are an ideal automotive storage solution for the same reasons they're ideal for transporting vehicles across seas. From their standardized capacity to their strong steel exterior, shipping containers are built to keep precious cargo, like expensive repair equipment and automotive parts, safe from theft, loss, and bad weather. Simply place them right outside your auto shop or dealership for secure, accessible storage.

Automotive businesses can use shipping containers for more than general storage, too. With a few minor modifications (like adding roll-up doors), shipping containers can be quickly transformed into carports, garages, and mechanic shops — a much cheaper alternative to steel building construction.
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How Are Shipping Containers Used in the Automotive Industry?

Shipping containers can be used as secure and weatherproof storage units for extra inventory, equipment, spare parts, or winter tires. A 40ft shipping container, for example, can store up to 800 car tires and 250 truck tires.
Shipping containers are enclosed and watertight, providing complete protection against the elements when transporting vehicles over long distances.
20ft or 40ft shipping containers can be used as a cost-effective alternative to constructing a garage. Depending on your automotive business needs, you can even create a mobile auto-shop, equipped with tools and equipment for vehicle maintenance and repair.
Car Wash
Shipping containers can be modded into mobile or stationary car wash facilities, providing an extra service to your auto shop customers. To create a containerized car wash, simply equip your container with water tanks, pressure washers, and a filtration system.

Industrial Carports
Industrial carports made from shipping containers can provide your fleet with affordable, all-season weather protection. Container carports are quick to construct, completely weatherproof, and provide flexible shelter for fleet vehicles, employee cars, or related equipment.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, standard shipping containers are typically large enough to accommodate most cars. However, it's essential to consider the dimensions of both the car and the container to ensure a proper fit. Check out our guide to choosing the right shipping container.

Shipping containers provide durable and weather-resistant protection for vehicles, offering a cost-effective alternative to traditional carports. They can be customized to suit specific space requirements and can withstand harsh environmental conditions.

Loading a car into a shipping container can be done using ramps or car lifts. It's crucial to secure the vehicle properly to prevent movement during transportation.

Yes, there are container sizes designed specifically for shipping cars, such as standard 20ft and 40ft containers. These containers can be modified with features like car lifts or racks for efficient storage and transportation.

Need to securely store multiple cars inside of a container? We recommend using a car racking modification. After the cars are positioned correctly, you can secure them as needed. Make sure to double check that everything is secured before attempting to move the container.

Securing a car in a shipping container involves key steps to maintain the vehicle's safety during transport or storage.

  1. Start by immobilizing the car using wheel chocks or blocks to prevent any movement within the container.
  2. Secure the vehicle to the container floor with sturdy straps, ratchets, or tie-downs linked to the container's designated anchor points. Use soft straps or protective coverings to avoid scratches or damage to the car's body during transit.
  3. Position the vehicle centrally in the container to distribute weight evenly.
  4. Lastly, inspect and verify all securing mechanisms to ensure they are tight and secure. This will provide a reliable setup that reduces the risk of damage or displacement during transport or storage.
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