There are plenty of questionable places in NYC where you can leave your
car overnight, but a
parking garage isn’t one of them. That being said, cars do get broken in to from
time to time even if a covered, monitored, and patrolled parking garage.
Keeping your car stashed in a parking garage overnight is a big step over
street parking, but there are still a few things you can do to keep your
car and your belongings inside it safe until you come back to your vehicle.
Lock Your Doors
It seems obvious, but the best thing you can do to safeguard your car and
the belongings inside is to lock your doors after you park. Some people
assume that parking in a garage means they can leave their car doors unlocked,
but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Roll Up Your Windows
Another easy measure you can take to keep your car safe during overnight
parking is to roll your windows up. You don’t have to worry about
wind, rain, or snow getting inside your car while it’s parked in
a garage, but that doesn’t mean you should leave your windows rolled down.
Place Valuable Out of Sight
Although your best bet is to take all valuables with you when you leave,
this isn’t always possible. In cases where you have to leave valuables
behind, keep them locked in the glovebox, inside the trunk, or place them
out of sight on the floor or beneath the seats.
When you park at a Champion Parking garage in NYC, the safety of your vehicle
is the last thing you need to worry about. We apply the latest technology
to keep our parking garages as safe as possible, including infrared scanners,
24-hour video surveillance, and DVR recorders. Download our app to
find a parking garage near you or call us at (212) 308-5959 if you have questions.