<<...for now, it'll have to fare on the street. My garage is full of crap
and it would probably be worse for the car to park it there..>>
Gee man, you have a garage and you leave your ride on the street? No
excuses. You're VERY lucky to have a garage... USE IT! That will end your
problems. Just spend one day cleaning it out, I'm sure that whatever's in
there is less important than your car and can be thrown away. Do you really
need that old basketball hoop, worn out snow tires, broken lawn chairs, etc?
Throw it all AWAY. Clean that garage out and put your car in there where it
belongs... this way no one can screw with it. I wouldn't even dream of
leaving my Stang out in the street overnight, anywhere, ever. That's just
asking for trouble, no matter where you live. Even if I need to visit
someone and stay overnight, I always make sure they at least have a safe
driveway where I can park. If not, I don't go or I take my old $300 beater
car. Several guys I know do not own their own garage, but they put a large
portion of their paychecks toward RENTING a garage to park their cars in
because this is the only way to keep the car safe from wise-ass punks,
thieves and slobs. If you actually HAVE a garage at your disposal, count
your blessings, get rid of whatever crap is in there, and get your car in
there as soon as you can. This IS the answer!
Setting up video cameras etc... in the end, you can never really "catch"
anyone... and even if you do, if you go after some punk bastard and break
his jaw, you'll just wind up in court and be in more trouble.... in real
life, this kinda stuff just doesn't work out as cool as it does for Clint
Eastwood on TV, etc. Don't ask how I know. The best bet is to just PREVENT
such troubles to begin with. Keep the car safe, and you don't need to worry
about cameras, or having to track down various assorted punk bastards and
kick their asses. Finally, you just want the car to remain in good
condition so you can enjoy it. Put it in the garage, lock the garage well
of course, and you should be all set.
Your car was hit with an EGG? Well, Halloween was just the other day...
it's pretty common for kids to throw eggs. To my knowledge, an egg
shouldn't hurt a good well-waxed paint job, so I wouldn't worry about it. I
wouldn't consider this a problem at all. Bird shit is probably worse
anyway, and birds probably crap on your car more often than it gets hit by
eggs. Be thankful no one smashed all your glass or slit all your tires...
now THAT would really suck.
I stopped leaving my cars on the street many years ago after someone shot a
hole through the rear quarter panel of one of my car's with a .38. Then
shortly thereafter a neighbor's car parked only 20 feet away was stolen.
You just CANNOT leave a nice car in the street.... sorry. If you do, you
must expect and accept such problems. Yeah, it stinks, but that's the world
we live in. It's time to clean the garage.