A car garage is a structure that has walls and a roof and stores vehicles.
The word garage derives from the French garer, meaning shelter. It was introduced to the English language in 1902, alongside the initial installation of garages.
It is usually attached to the home but can also be a separate outbuilding. Moreover, some people use their garage to store other belongings besides from or as well as their car.
Hence, they can be multifunctional and act as workshops, storage or entertainment. Moreover, some people convert their garage into another room of the home – like a gym, studio, office or bedroom.
Carports are sometimes confused for garages. The difference lies with carports not being enclosed but being more of a cover.