I live in a nice college town with nice neighbors in
a nice neighborhood close to the university and nice
apartment building with nice covered parking.
But some damn druggie broke into one of the cars
last night that was parked in the building's covered
parking lot. I never parked my Tercel in that lot for
that very reason--the lot is located under the building; it's
the building that covers it.
I always used to park the Tercel out in the street
where it was plainly visible to other houses. However,
now that I'm about to buy a brand new Camry, I would like
to park it in a covered area, but there's no way I'm
parking it in the lot downstairs. The druggies steal car
batteries at times and other times stereos. Yeah, your
car battery!! Can't we legalize drugs so they can get
their meds for a few pennies down at the clinic??
Anyhow, I'll probably pay $600 a year to park my
car in one of the city's municipal covered parking lots--to
shelter the car from rain, snow, and sun.
Are municipal parking lots generally safe? As I've
said before, I drive my car very infrequently, maybe only
every 4 to 7 days on average. The parking permit administrator
I spoke with over the phone said that the only crime they've
had in the lots is related to domestic disputes. Like a
pizza thrown onto the windshield of an estranged boyfriend
or girlfriend's car--basically stuff related only to
Do you think my Camry will be safe in one of the
muni lots if I leave it parked in the same spot for
4 to 7 days at a time?
Thanks a lot for any helpful suggestions.