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Learn how to drive safely with the driving lessons in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A car
- A parking lot
- A parking garage
- Valet parking lot
Choose a highly visible location
Park your car in a well-lit and highly visible location. Thieves and vandals are deterred by light and the presence of large volumes of traffic.
Avoid the most crowded parking areas
Avoid the most crowded parking areas. This prevents your car from becoming hidden between other cars and reduces the chance that it will become a target for thieves.
Do not leave your car unattended for long periods of time
Do not leave your car in an unattended parking lot for an extended period of time. Most car thefts occur at street-level parking places that allow for quick getaways. Multi-level parking garages with pay booths offer better security. Valet parking lots are safest.
Make a single trip to your car with purchased items
Carry all purchased items to your car at the same time, even if you are shopping at several stores. You are more likely to attract attention if you make several trips to your car.