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    Default Leaving car in garage

    As I'm going away I'm leaving my car in my garage I've left it in gear with handbrake off and locked it but I'm thinking should I unlock it and leave windows down a bit ?

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    Leave it locked with the windows up,it'll be fine......

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    How long you away for - 2 years?

    Otherwise do what glenboy said.

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    Why handbrake off ?

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    hang your keys outside while your at it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolflinn View Post
    Why handbrake off ?
    This helps prevent the pads "welding" to the discs

    I've had a few cars in storage
    If it is more than 2 months :
    remove the battery (don;t just leave it in the garage, place it in the house; kitchen for example)
    place the car hard as near to one wall as possible
    apply a wheel clamp on the front wheel
    remove the alloy wheel lock from the car
    Place the keys (all of them) in a sealed envelope and leave them at a relatives house (that way if the house is broken into they won't find the keys for the car)

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    usually park at airport so all this leaving car at home is new to me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    This helps prevent the pads "welding" to the discs

    I've had a few cars in storage
    If it is more than 2 months :
    remove the battery (don;t just leave it in the garage, place it in the house; kitchen for example)
    place the car hard as near to one wall as possible
    apply a wheel clamp on the front wheel
    remove the alloy wheel lock from the car
    Place the keys (all of them) in a sealed envelope and leave them at a relatives house (that way if the house is broken into they won't find the keys for the car)
    jack it up an remove all wheels , gearbox and windows !
    no ****er will have it then !
    how far FFS ?
    if the house is broken into dont you think they will see a battery in the kitchen ?

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    let me use your car whilst your away thus noone will steal it

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxrster View Post
    if the house is broken into dont you think they will see a battery in the kitchen ?
    Getting the battery into the car would require either the key or breaking a window of the car (other methods are available, but take too long)
    Once they have got the battery into the car they will have great difficulty starting the car (from memory reconnecting the battery causes the alarm to go off and you need the key to silence it)

    Alternatively, just steal the battery!

    Anyway, it's only a Vectra most thieves would give in after 15 minutes, there are better cars out there to steal

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