Having your own garage can make it easier and safer for you to park your car. You can ensure that it is well-lit and that it comes with a security system that no one could breach. However, not everyone who owns a car has his or her own parking space. Their home space may be too limited or they could own vehicles that more than the one-car garage could accommodate.
How do you prevent your car from being damaged when you don’t have your own garage? Here are a few tips to help you sort things out:
Tip 1: You must stay alert at all times.
Your car alarm will surely do its job whenever someone tries to break in your car or it gets a little scratch from a drunk driver passing by the busy street where you live. However, if the car alarm does not wake you up, it isn’t really doing its job. You must stay alert to ensure that you don’t wake up to a messed up car while your neighbors are complaining about how your car alarm wouldn’t go off.
Tip 2: Mind your parking lot manners.
You don’t have to take up two spaces in the parking lot just to get the other cars as far away as possible to your car to avoid damages. Mind your manners when parking your car and leave some respect for those cars who don’t have parking spaces at home too.
Tip 3: Protect your car.
The best tip to park your car when you don’t have a garage is to simply have one made. It can be quite impossible and very inconvenient to ask you to park your car as far away as possible from where you live just to avoid scratches and dents that it might get from other cars parked near it.
You may go and park away, but you have to make sure that you avoid secluded and very dark places. Your car may not have dents or scratches, but you could lose your car stereo or worse, the actual car when you leave it parked in a dark area.
All of these tips intend to keep your car safe from getting bumped, scratched, dented or even stolen. However, you as the owner must take on the responsibility on properly driving and parking your car where it would be safe.