Welcome to Autostore.
Whether you have a Fiat or a Ferrari, a Peugeot or a Porsche, our aim is to make your car ownership experience easier. From our core business of secure car storage, which started in 1994, we have grown and added an impressive collection of motoring services all under one roof, and all on a single freehold site which we own outright, meaning that when you collect your car from us, all you have to do is enjoy it.
Every member of the team here at Autostore is a car enthusiast and, with qualifications in engineering, design and business as well as many years of experience, we have the skills and know-how to back up that enthusiasm. Combining this with a facility where no expense has been spared ensures that we can care for your car to the highest standards.
We are located at a discrete, secure site on the southern outskirts of Cambridge with excellent access to the M11, A1M and A14 as well as having mainline train stations for London and elsewhere within 5-10 minutes drive.
Please browse our website to see everything that we can offer and we look forward to discussing your needs should you wish to contact us.
Our core business is indoor car storage and our purpose built, modern warehouses, to which a 100 car capacity extension was added last year, currently provide high security storage for over 400 cars, with further expansion planned in 2020.
We cater for owners based either in the UK or overseas, whether you have a vast collection or a single car, whether the vehicle is a rapidly appreciating asset that is rarely used, or a more regular car that you simply don’t have space for at home but to which you may would require frequent access.
We operate a flexible attitude to ensure you receive the best possible service with the least inconvenience.
£30 per week
(Approx £130 per month)
Dry indoor storage in clean, modern warehouses.
Four week minimum storage term.
Includes storage insurance up to £50k. Higher vehicle values by quotation.
Wash and vacuum, tyre pressure and battery life check prior to storage.
Drop off / collection service to and from local train stations.
Vehicle covered with polyethylene sheeting or customers own cover (once fully dry) and battery disconnected. Fitted soft car covers and Ctek battery conditioners are available to purchase.
24hr notice required to remove a car from storage.
£37 per week
(Approx £160 per month)
As 'Standard Storage' plus:
Storage in our insulated, temperature and humidity controlled warehouse with 50-55% all year round relative humidity.
£46 per week
(Approx £200 per month)
As 'Dehumidified Storage' plus:
More space around your car. Optional use of customer supplied air chambers.
Includes storage insurance up to £100k. Higher vehicle values by quotation.
Mini valet and multi point vehicle check prior to storage and each time the vehicle is returned.
Vehicle covered with one of our soft, fitted car covers (once fully dry) and battery connected to a Ctek battery charger.
Free MOT in our onsite workshop. Minimum storage term 6 months to qualify.
4hr notice required to remove a car from storage
Upon arrival each car is thoroughly inspected and any damage or notable marks are logged and photographed. The MOT, tax expiry date and date of next service are noted on file. Protective covers are fitted to the seats, steering wheel and floor mats.
Our storage facility, security and insurance.
All storage is in purpose built, modern, weather tight, rodent controlled, high security buildings of fire-resistant and anti-intrusion construction, on a single site for optimised surveillance and security. The site is fully protected against intrusion, with enhanced perimeter security, by state of the art alarm systems and monitored CCTV, with direct links giving immediate Police and Fire response. The buildings are fully insurance approved for the storage of valuables.
Autostore has full Motor Trade Insurance cover for ourselves and our employees liabilities towards your property while in our care or being transported by our staff.
Car taxation and registration.
An integral part of Autostore's service is to take the inconvenience of car documentation and bureaucracy out of your hands whilst we care for your car. If requested we'll do all that is necessary with the DVLA for you including taxing or declaring SORN.
Supply Ctek battery charger: Standard - from £40 / Lithium - £120
Stage 1 maintenance, start car, run up to temperature, lightly excercise brakes and transmission in our clean yard and check fluids - £22.50
Stage 2 maintenance, start car, run up to temperature, drive an 8 mile circuit of local roads using all gears and excercising brakes, test aircon, all motors, actuators and ancillary systems and check fluids - £35
Refuel - £at cost
Supply fitted soft car cover: Small - £125 / Medium - £140 / Large - £160
Tax vehicle / SORN declaration - £FOC
MOT testing in our on site MOT station including pre test inspection - £50
Mini valet, inc dressings and glass cleaning, when car is returned to storage - £20-£50
Transport to and from local train stations (KingsX or Liverpool St lines) - £FOC
Transport of owner to/from Heathrow - £120 (other airports by quotation)
Transport of owner to/from Stansted Airport or Luton Airport - £50
Collection/Delivery of car at Heathrow (driven, plus airport parking charges) - £135 (other airports by quotation)
Collection/Delivery of car at Stanstead Airport or Luton Airport (driven, plus airport parking charges) - £60
Collection/Delivery of car in the UK / Europe by our driver - £POA
Collection/Delivery of car in the UK / Europe by our covered transporter: (distances reckoned & charged from Cambridge) - £POA
Out of hours, weekend or bank holiday collection / delivery - £POA
Bike / Boat / Caravan Storage
from £12 per week
(Approx £52 per month)
Motorbikes £12 per week. Larger items £POA
Includes storage insurance up to £25k. Higher values by quotation.
Drop off / collection service to and from local train stations
Vehicle covered with polyethylene sheeting (once fully dry) and battery disconnected. Fitted soft covers and Ctek battery conditioners are available to purchase.
24hr notice required to remove a item from storage.
All prices are subject to VAT at 20%.
Due to the nature of our business we are often asked to both source and sell vehicles on behalf of our clients and so early in 2015 we opened our new integrated showroom.
We can offer Sale-or-Return brokerage at very competitive rates, part exchange against any of our vehicles for sale or outright cash purchase.
We are happy to quote free of charge for any work that you might want carried out - you do not need to be a sales or storage customer for you to use the workshop, we also collect and deliver free of charge to the local area.
Workshop labour rates are a reasonable £65 per hour +VAT
The workshop is open Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5:30pm and Saturday, 9am - 12pm and can be contacted directly on 01223 873007.
Our onsite workshop employs fully trained technicians, as well as trainee apprentices, and we can carry out all manner of repairs and restoration work as well as routine maintenance on all makes and models of cars.
We have full diagnostic software/hardware for all vehicles including Ferrari, Pagani, Bentley, Porsche, Maserati etc. We also can carry out air conditioning repairs and servicing, including updating older systems to run with modern gas.
We have high quality Rotary ramps allowing very wide, heavy or low vehicles to be safely lifted and also a new MOT testing bay with a Hunter Hawkeye Elite laser wheel alignment system.
Drop off & Collection
For obvious security reasons we do not publish the address of our storage complex, but we welcome you to deliver and collect your vehicle personally. On these occasions, we can give full directions. We also give you a lift or collect you, at no charge, to or from local train stations (KingsX or Liverpool St lines). If preferred, we can arrange Car-Hire, Taxis etc and we are also happy to arrange transport to and from London's Airports.
We ask 24 hours notice to remove your car from standard storage to allow us to give it a final check before collection, but we realise that all plans are subject to last minute changes, and can generally make the car available the same day if necessary. If you wish to visit your car while in storage for inspection, or to discuss work you may have in mind, we always welcome the opportunity to meet owners, and only ask for a phone call first, for security reasons.
Alternatively, we will come to you, and collect/deliver your car at home, office, airports or racetracks, either by one of our enclosed vehicle transporters or with one of our drivers, in both the UK and Western Europe.
We are fully insured for both transportation and road risks.
Helicopter transfers using our own four seat (inc. pilot) Robinson R44 can also be arranged with prior notice directly to/from our site.
Paint Protection Film (PPF)
Our in house, custom built PPF studio is operated by Jules Sturgess Automotive.
The film, which is a thin, multi-layer material is the perfect way to protect your paint because it is virtually invisible when applied to the paintwork. It has near perfect optical clarity so will not change the colour of you paintwork. Moreover it does not yellow in, or inhibit UV light meaning the paint under the film will react to UV light in exactly the same way the unprotected parts of the car do (all paint will naturally slightly discolour and fade in direct sunlight over time).
The film is cut, on site, from computer generated templates provided by the film manufacturer to allow perfect fitment to the contours and panels of your car.
These templates are not set in stone. In-fact Jules extends templates on nearly every installation so that the film can be wrapped into panels making it almost invisible. If your car is not included in our databases, we are happy to discuss a custom fitment or customised template for your individual needs. We have the equipment to produce proper templates and also work with classic cars, which are commonly not templated by the manufacturer.
We NEVER cut on the car.
Our in house, custom built detailing studio is run by Nathan, Cambridge Autogleam.
At Autostore we take care care seriously, so we called upon the services of one of the UK's top detailers.
Nathan has been detailing for over 13 years, and now bases his company full time at Autostore, meaning he can carry out one of his multi-day treatments while your car is with us for storage.
We can also arrange wheel refurbishing and paintless dent removal, either independently or in connection with a detailing package and all without the car ever leaving the security of our site.
Nathan has a critical eye for detail. Using careful paint correction techniques and tried and tested protective coatings, he can produce and maintain a flawless finish. He is Gtechniq Accredited so sealants applied by him will be guaranteed for up to 9 years. Please contact us for further details or visit www.cambridgeautogleam.com
Autostore has been trading for over 20 years and has built up a worldwide international and domestic client base - private, corporate and with civil authorities, auctioneers etc. - for all types of vehicle storage and associated activities. We have recently moved to a new, self contained, purpose built storage facility with modern warehouses, extended last year to give over 65,000 square feet of storage, offering an expandable, high security capacity for over 400 cars. We also have a 5,000 square feet workshop featuring brand new, high quality equipment including an MOT test bay, 7 servicing ramps and diagnostic and servicing capabilities for all makes and models of vehicle including Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Aston Martin etc.
We own our site outright, which gives added financial security to clients.
Autostore is the trading name of Autostore Europe Ltd with company registration number 08155139 and registered office at 16 Union Road, Cambridge, CB2 1HE, England.
Storage: +44 (0) 1223 872879
Vehicle Sales: +44 (0) 1223 612052
Workshop: +44 (0) 1223 873007
We are located in the South East of England approximately 50 minutes North of London, 5 miles South of Cambridge and within easy reach of all major roads (A1, A10, M11). Please call for directions and appointments.