Parking Safely in Public
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For a big city like San Antonio security should always be on your mind when doing anything- and parking is no exception. When leaving your car unattended there are always risks to look out for. This is why parking safely in public is essential.
When parking your car there are several things to keep in mind so you can feel at ease. Typically you want to avoid attention from car thieves at all times. You want to detract anything that highlights your car.
Safe Parking- Illumination
Parking safely in public areas try and find a parking spot that is lit up. Park under a street lamp or next to a lit up building to increase your chances of thwarting a car thief.
The minute a thief sees your car is lit up like the empire state
building he’ll most likely move onto a car parked in darkness.
Safe Parking- Away from exits
When parking in garages or parking lots make an effort to part as far away from the exit/entrance as possible.
Normally a car thief will try to go for a car closest to the exit for the quickest escape. A car parked next to the exit is very attractive to a car thief.
For safe parking make sure to park as far away as you can from the exit. When a thief sees your car he’ll count it as too much work and too high of a risk, and most likely move on.
Safe Parking- Camouflage
Another good tip for parking safely in public is to try parking between a group of cars. A car on its own stands out to a car thief so by parking between a group of cars you can camouflage your vehicle.
A car parked alone will cause a car thief to put his direct attention towards it.