Restoring a Classic Car?

If you’re considering buying a project vehicle for the autumn weather, read on. Vintage or classic cars are on demand now more than ever, and that means they can be quite pricey. For an average collector, the prices are far out of reach, and you can only dream of owning a 1971 Plymouth Superbird 440 […]

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Boating Safety – 6 End of Summer Tips

What better to way to spend the last days of summer than boating on the Potomac River? Boating, kayaking and canoeing are popular Virginia activities, but like any activity on the water, it can also be potentially dangerous and even life-threatening. It can be tempting to just jump aboard and set off right away, but […]

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Vehicle Bargains – How to Buy at Auction

  Buying a vehicle at an auction can be a big savings, but it can also be a huge loss. Both public and dealer auctions hold great potential, but only if you know how to make the best out of it. Purchasing a vehicle at an auction used to mean a great bargain, but now it’s […]

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Containers – 5 Uses other than Storage!

5 Surprising Uses for Shipping Containers Other than Storage. At Gateway Storage, we use steel shipping containers for on-site storage of business, commercial, household and personal goods. The containers afford much more space for less money than traditional building self storage. Other businesses have found surprising uses for containers to serve a variety of different […]

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Vehicle Maintenance: 7 Tips for Summer

Summer Vehicle Maintenance: 7 Essential Tips Since summer is the best season for any kind of camping, boating, or other outdoor activities, it makes sense that your vehicles will be getting the most use during this season. Therefore, it is important to make sure that they are maintained properly, both for the users’ safety and […]

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RV Destinations in Virginia – A Guide

RV Destinations: The Best of Virginia RV trips are tons of fun, whether you are traveling with your family, friends, or by yourself. Out of all the factors to consider when planning an RV trip, the location is one of the most important. This guide to the best RV destinations in Virginia will help you […]

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Boat Trailers: How to Back Up Like a Pro

As much fun as it is to take the boat out, there are some logistical complications that should be considered. Namely, backing up. Boat trailers can be pretty bulky and hard to maneuver, so it’s important to make sure that you back up safely. However, you can be sure that you’ll be able to back […]

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RV or Travel Trailer Ready for Summer Travel?

Springtime and warm weather is finally here! Time to put away all of your heavy jackets, bulky jackets, and snow boots, now it’s time to begin your spring cleaning for your home, getting your garden ready for beautiful blooming flowers and if you have an RV (mobile home, travel trailer, camper, or anything else you […]

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Vehicle Wash Options in NOVA

We are often asked about options for car washes around the Lorton and Northern Virginia area. For customers interested in long term storage we recommend washing and getting a nice coat of wax on the vehicle before outdoor storage. For customers regularly using their vehicles, regular washing and cleaning can maintain the vehicle’s value. Winter […]

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Car Covers & Outdoor Storage

“Should I use a car cover?” We are often asked if using a car cover is allowed when using outdoor car storage at our facility. The simple answer is yes! It’s your vehicle and you are welcome to use a cover. The correct answer is more complicated and follows a slightly different question: should you […]

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