Friday, October 21, 2016

good idea for your car in long term parking;

 if you leave your car in the long-term parking at an airport, you should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your remote garage door opener. Using the information on the car's registration in the glove compartment, thieves will know what houses to rob while you're on vacation.... and if they also steal your garage door opener, they won't even have to break into your house if you have an attached garage.


  1. Good idea about the paperwork. Last thing I always do when leaving the house for an extended time (we RV 4-5 months at a stretch) is plug in the Battery Tender and unplug the door opener!

  2. another way to handle this is like me,
    I do not live at the address on my DL and the registration

    also the best way to ensure you privacy is to register your vehicle to a properly set up New Mexico LLC
    If its set up properly, it is impossible for anyone to find out who actually owns the vehicle.

  3. Leave phony registration and Ins. card with address of local police station. Anyone dumb enough to show up then leave could get caught on parking lot camera that could be used for follow up on other break ins. these geniuses usually have a history.

    1. HA! Epic! Great idea, thanks!

  4. Way back when living in NYC, the local law enforcement sent out letters to the last known address/relatives of people who had failed to appear in court, skipped bail et. The letter from a radio station presented them with an invitation to a Super Bowl game, claiming they had won some sort of random lottery for this. All they had to do was show up at the radio station's address to get the ticket. About 2,000 letters were sent out, and about 200 showed up, only to hear the clicking sound of handcuffs.

    Now I have no illusions about the average law enforment ofiicer's IQ, but I'm happy that the average crook's IQ is likely somewhat lower. Methinks whoever thought up that ploy, deserved a fortnight in Florida for this, as it must have been the most cost-effective way ever to round up culprits; ten letters, envelopes and postage stamps per arrest. And it was probably very peaceful arrests.

    Best part was that they repeated this a few months later, with the same results.