If you don’t mind paying a little more for your car, you can probably skip the storage cabinet altogether.
And if you do, the savings will be huge.
“Storage cabinets are expensive,” said Paul Mankowski, a former director of storage systems at the US Postal Service.
“There’s a good chance you won’t use it.
You’re probably just going to throw it away.”
In addition to the price, storage cabinets are prone to breaking.
Mankiewicz estimates that a $400,000 cabinet is worth around $10,000 to $20,000 in damage, depending on the size of the cabinet.
The damage is usually caused by improper installation, poor ventilation, or improper handling, and the materials used can also degrade.
The best solution?
Mankowski says the easiest solution is to replace the cabinet after it’s been in your car for a while.
“If you don.t like it, replace it,” he said.
“It’s probably worth it.”
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For instance, if you own a Nissan Versa that has been in a storage cabinet for two years, the storage system is probably getting worn down.
So if you want to replace it, you should replace the cabinets themselves.
“The cabinets themselves will deteriorate, so the most effective way to replace them is to take it out and replace them,” Mankowsky said.