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Keeping Your Car Safe Wherever You May Park

By tinahamilton

Car theft, vandalism and damage are real and apparent dangers in any city. Some cities across America have even seen rising levels in the number of car theft cases annually. Thieves will find any excuse or other reason to make the choice to break into your car, and it only takes a second. Even if you will only be leaving your car for a few short minutes, it only takes a thief a few seconds to break in, steal what they want and take off without you seeing anything but your newly damaged or even missing car.

Fortunately, there are some easy precautionary measures that you can take to make sure your car is safe, wherever you leave it. Here are a few ideas for keeping your car safe at home and in parking lots, garages and ramps.

Car safety at home

You chose a safe neighborhood to live in with trustworthy neighbors, so you think that you do not need to worry about your car when you are at home. The truth is that burglars choose those kinds of neighborhoods because the residents tend to have more money and they let their guard don more easily.

The best way to keep your car safe at all times while you are at home is to park it in the garage and invest in a good home security alarm system, like ADT home alarms. This is not only the best idea to keep your home safe, but also to alert you if someone tries to break into your car. You can even install cameras outside your home to watch your car outside your garage.

A neighborhood watch program is also a smart idea to keep your entire area safe from car theft. Organize a group to do patrols during various times of the day and help each other out. If you see suspicious activity outside a neighbor’s home, you can call the police and alert your neighbor before the incident even happens, and vice versa. Request that the police do a patrol too for extra precaution.

Car safety in a parking lot/garage/ramp

We all have to park in lots, ramps or garages in public on a regular basis. Whether we are going to work or to the grocery store, we have to leave our cars exposed daily to do almost anything outside of our homes. There are a few measures to can take to make sure your car does not become a target.

Never leave a set of keys outside of your car. Many people leave a spare in the gas cap or other hidden, but still easily accessible area in case of emergency. Unfortunately, burglars have caught on to this and will look in these places for a chance to get into your car. Keep you spare set with you instead.

Never leave valuables in plain view inside your car. Take with you or hide away all cell phones, media players, and stereo systems. If you cannot hide it well, like a stereo system, create a dashboard cover to conceal it the best you can.


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