While traveling abroad may come with a lot of worries, protecting your rental car from thieves shouldn’t be one of them. When on holidays, you tend to let your guard down as you are too busy enjoying your holidays. Under such circumstances, the chances are that you could become a victim of thieves. Here we discuss several ways in which you can prevent your car rental from being broken into, so you can have an enjoyable drive during your holiday in Dubai.
Ensure Your Valuables Aren’t Left Behind
While this may sound obvious, there can be times when we forget to take our valuables with us. Before walking away from your car, be vigilant about checking your vehicle and what’s on display. It could be either financially or sentimentally of value to you. Either way, keep it safely at a distance stay or to take it along with you, don’t leave it in the car. If under any circumstance, you do decide on leaving it in the vehicles, ensure it’s not hidden under anything. It should be entirely out of sight, do not let any potential thief wonder if there’s something hidden.
The Compartment in Your Car Rental
Leave the front compartment open. This way they’ll be led to believe that there’s nothing of value hidden inside. You might have passed by trucks parked with their windows open, at night. It is done so for the exact same reason. Open windows mean you have nothing of value hidden in there, thus manipulating thieves into believing that they have nothing to steal. Usually, it’s the glove compartment that they check first, after breaking into a car.
Hide Your Items Before You Get to The Location
It is always advisable to load and hide your things in the car, before reaching your destination. If you decide to stow away your valuables after reaching the spot, there is a chance that someone may have already laid their eyes on the item and will be ready to attack the moment you step out. Put everything away and hide your belongings in the trunk of your rental car, at the beginning of the trip. This way, thieves won’t be able to sniff their way to your vehicle.