When you park your car, it’s easy to forget that you’re not just leaving an inanimate object sitting in the street. You’re also putting a sizable amount of money and property at risk. A parked vehicle can be significantly damaged by theft or vandalism, as well as being hit by another car—and that’s just if it remains untouched while parked! The best way to safeguard your parking spot and all its contents is with a garage door opener from LiftMaster or Genie. But if you don’t have access to such a thing (or simply prefer not using one), there are still several things you can do before hitting the road for work each day:
SET UP A CAR TENT
So, you’ve decided to set up a car tent! Great choice! There are several things to consider before purchasing a tent for your vehicle. First and foremost, you will want to pick a shelter that is made specifically for cars. Most tents that are designed for camping or backpacking come in either one-person or two-person sizes (some even have three-person options), but not all of them work well with vehicles because they don’t have enough space for the driver and passenger seats. For example, if your car has bucket seats and no sunroof/moonroof then it will not fit under most standard two person tents unless those seats can fold down flat on their backs. If this is the case then we recommend looking at our single person models which offer much more legroom compared against their larger counterparts!
To further complicate matters: climate plays an important role here as well! Does where live? Is it humid? Humid climates tend be sweatier environments due high levels moisture content in air so we highly recommend selecting one of our breathable fabrics such as nylon/polyester blends rather than cotton canvas which tends hold onto moisture longer than polyester blends do (and therefore cause discomfort).
WAX YOUR CAR
Waxing your car is one of the most basic ways to keep it looking great and lasting longer. It also helps protect it from the sun and rain, which can damage the paint. Waxing your car every few months will ensure that its shine stays intact for years.
BUILD A CAR PORT
A car port is a great way to protect your vehicle from the elements. It can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, but the basic idea is that it provides a small, covered area for your car that allows it to stay dry and out of the sun. If you don’t have a garage or other covered space available for your vehicle, building one yourself will go a long way toward protecting it from theft and damage.
Carports can be made from many different materials: wood, metal and vinyl among them. Whatever material you choose for your carport’s frame should depend on whether or not you plan to park another car alongside yours under the canopy of its roof. Pressure-treated lumber is an excellent choice if this is something you want to do—it will last longer than other options and won’t warp over time like untreated lumber would in direct sunlight. And while aluminum may look attractive at first glance (and even second glance), consider how dirty those panels will get after being exposed year after year!
Once built, keep an eye on any loose screws or nails so they don’t snag someone else’s clothing during entry/exit; they could also scratch up their paint job if touched too hard while pulling out of their parking spot next door! And finally…the best way to clean any type
THROW OVER A DROP CLOTH
If you don’t want to go through the trouble of building a temporary garage, there are other ways to keep your car safe and dry. One of the most cost-effective options is to throw a drop cloth over it and secure it with bungee cords or rope so that it doesn’t blow away in strong winds. A drop cloth is simply a blanket or sheet made of canvas or plastic material that you can buy at any hardware store for about $10-$15 each. To use this method, simply lay out your drop cloth on top of the vehicle, then secure each corner with some cord or rope so that the wind doesn’t blow it away when parked outside!
TRIM BACK YOUR PARKING FOLIAGE
Trim back any shrubs or trees that are overhanging your car. Get rid of the plants that are growing too close to your car and trim back any branches that are hanging over your vehicle. Those same bushes and trees could also be covering up any security cameras you may have installed on your property, so keep them trimmed at a distance to make sure you have a clear view of everything around you.
Finally, if there are any branches hanging low enough over the top of your car that they could potentially rub against it when moving in windy weather, get those trimmed as well — they could scratch up the paint job!
USE INTERIOR SUN SHIELD
If you don’t have a garage, it’s important to protect your vehicle from the sun. One way to do this is by using an interior sun shield.
Interior sun shields are made of mesh fabric and fold into a rigid tube that can easily be stored in your car’s trunk or back seat. They’re ideal for protecting your dashboard and steering wheel from damage caused by UV rays, as well as any electronic components on your instrument panel like clocks or radios. Interior sun shields are also useful if you have tinted windows because they will help keep them clean while preventing glare inside the car.
Sun shade car covers are made of soft fabric that blocks harmful UV rays—they’re great for keeping dust off of vehicles parked outdoors without a garage sheltering them from direct sunlight exposure all day long!
APPLY PAINT PROTECTION FILM
If you don’t have access to a garage, but you still want to protect your vehicle from the elements, then paint protection film is the best option for you. With this technology, a thin layer of protective film is applied directly to the surface of your vehicle and adheres there permanently. This film provides exceptional durability against scratches and chips while also providing an extra layer of UV protection that helps prevent fading and discoloration over time.
APS is easy to apply yourself or get it professionally installed by a shop like ours here at Auto Expressions! It’s affordable too—and what better investment could there possibly be than keeping your vehicle looking brand new?
It is important to protect your car’s exterior and interior.
While the exterior of your vehicle is often protected by the garage or parking lot in which it sits, you should also take steps to ensure that your car’s interior is safe. After all, many thieves will leave a vehicle alone if they cannot get inside and gain access to any valuables hidden within.
To protect your car’s interior from burglary and vandalism:
- Use window tinting on windows where you store items most valuable to you.
- Consider investing in an alarm system with motion sensors and/or glass break detectors so that it goes off when someone tries to enter through a window or break into the door of your vehicle.
- Install alarms on all doors (and even consider getting those chimes for when people open their doors).
We’ve covered some of the most effective ways to safeguard your parked vehicle. There are many more options available to you as well, and if you can find a way that works for your situation, then by all means do it! The key is being proactive about securing your car from theft or vandalism because unfortunately these things do happen every once in a while.