Are you lucky enough to be going on vacation sometime soon? While you’re preparing for your fun getaway, have you thought about what you’re going to do with your car? If you’re driving to the airport (or if you live somewhere that’s prone to car break-ins), you need to know your options.
We’re here to talk about a few things that you could do with your car while you’re on your trip. Read on to learn more.
Leave It With a Friend
If you’re not planning on driving yourself to the airport, one of your best options is going to be leaving your car with a friend while you’re away (ideally a friend with a garage, but this isn’t necessary).
By having your car on a private lot when someone is there to watch over it, you’re reducing your chances of something going wrong.
Consider allowing your friend to use your car while you’re away, especially if they don’t have a car of their own. This will make them more likely to allow you to use their driveway while you’re gone.
Bonus: leaving your car with a friend is free. This is great if you’re taking an extended vacation and you don’t want to spend extra money by putting your car in an airport lot or in a parking garage.
Choose a Safe Airport (or Off-Airport) Lot
If you want to drive yourself to the airport, choose a parking lot that’s safe. All airport parking lots are monitored, but the ones that are closer to the airport tend to be safer than the ones that are far away.
You could choose an off-airport lot as well, such as EZway parking in Newark. This is great for airports that tend to get crowded.
Off-airport lots have shuttles to the airport so you can still get there quickly. They’ll keep your car safe at an affordable price.
Do Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing
While airport parking may be somewhat affordable, what if you’d rather not spend the money and you don’t have any local friends who can store your car for you?
No problem. You could try peer-to-peer car sharing through a car rental company. When you sign up with a peer-to-peer car-sharing service, other people can rent your car. You get a small amount of money every time someone rents it and your car is covered by insurance.
Think of it as Uber, but you don’t have to drive. Just make sure you’ve done basic maintenance and that your car is clean.
Leave It At Work
If you’re lucky enough to have a workplace with a private parking lot, why not ask if you can leave your car there? This is a great way to park your car for free and keep it safe.
If you do this, we recommend getting some kind of parking pass from your workplace that you can put in the car window. This way, no one will try to tow your car.
Going on Vacation? Keep Your Car Safe
Next time you’re going on vacation, choose one of these options to keep your car safe from potential break-ins or damage.
Whether you want to keep your car safe on an off or on-airport lot, leave it with a friend or workplace, or share it with others, all of these options will enhance your vehicle security while you’re away.
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