No matter how well you try to arm your car against thieves, if they want to get in they will get in. One of the biggest factors in car break-ins is where you leave the car in the first place. So where is it safe to leave a car?
If you’re off on a weekend jaunt, have a good look in to secure car parks. Ok, you might be able to find one for half the price but that bargain will lose its shine after a break in. If possible try to use a car park approved by The Safer Parking Scheme; an initiative to improve security in car parks all over the UK. When you’re in an area you don’t know, you’ll rest a lot easier knowing that your little car has a 24 hour bodyguard watching over it.
Multi storey car parks may seem a little safer than others. Dark and foreboding, even car thieves aren’t going to want to lurk about in there. Plus, as you may have found out after losing a ticket – it can be a complete nightmare trying to get past the barrier. It’s not impossible though and leaving your car in a multi storey overnight is definitely risky.
How about residential parking? It completely depends on the street. You may think you’re in a safe area but all it takes is one bad egg to come along and it’s bye bye car. If you’re lucky enough to have a drive then take advantage of it. Stick the car in the garage rather than leaving it on the road.
You’ll never be able to completely avoid car thieves but taking the time to research secure car parks, put your car in the garage or pay a little extra then you might increase your car’s chances of staying put.
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