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Your car is one of the most expensive items you will ever own, and it is only natural that you will want to protect it. Especially while you are away on holiday, as international travel is slowly opening up again worldwide, the allure of jetting off to sunnier climes can be irresistible.

But what do you do with your car when you are away? Of course, this isn't an issue if you are driving to the airport. Choosing the right airport parking for the duration of your trip will ensure your car is kept safe until your return. But if you are leaving the wheel at home, there are options you can take to protect your car and avoid the risk of it being damaged or stolen.

Ask A Friend

Do you have someone who would be willing to let you park at home either on their driveway or in their garage while you are away? This can be a great alternative to keeping your car at home and giving you peace of mind that someone is keeping tabs on your car and isn't unattended and unprotected.


Have you ever considered paying for car storage while you aren't using your car? Car storage works much like airport car parking, and you can choose which options you would like for your car, and it will be parked and stored and looked after depending on the car storage options you choose. You can choose your storage dates and leave home for your trip with the peace of mind that your car is being looked after properly.

Don't forget to inform your insurance that you are putting your car into a car storage facility to ensure continuity of cover.

External Security

Do you have smart features in your home or an in-home security system? If not, investing in a security system that allows you to check in on your car and your home when you are not there can not only put your mind at ease but also deter would-be vandals or burglars.

Check-in in real-time by using the app to allow you to call the police if need be or to ask someone to pop round to check on your car. Other security features include using wheel clamps to deter people from driving away. Take your car key with you if your car has keyless options to avoid thieves from cloning your keys and driving away without having the keys on them. Car covers can help minimize damage to your car and hide the make and model from prying eyes.

If your car has an immobilizer, this too can work to your advantage, as can an audible security alarm. Top-of-the-range models will automatically inform you if someone has taken your car without your consent. Still, it might be worth your while to invest in a tracking device to find your car and be notified of any movement so you can assist the authorities in finding it quickly if it is stolen.

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