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Not everyone is lucky enough to have a garage in which they can park their cars and make sure that their vehicles are safe from thieves and from inclement weather. If you are one of these people, and you are tired of always having to deal with the damage your car incurs as a result of the hot summer sun or the frigid ice of winter, you can rest assured that there are things that you can do to protect your car even though it may have to sit outside. Continue reading for some tips that you can start implementing today.

Set Up a Portable Garage

A portable garage is like a tent that is designed specifically for your car. These instant garages come in all shapes and sizes to suit your vehicle, and they are easy to put up and take down. Use them whenever you feel the need to protect your car from the elements. You can set it up in your own backyard so that all you need to do is ride up your driveway into your own portable garage in the yard, where your car can be safer from thieves that may try to steal it from the street outside your home.

Alarm Systems

If you do not have an alarm system set up on your vehicle, definitely get one installed, especially if your area is prone to car thefts. The loud noises created by these alarms are often enough to frighten off criminals who are trying to break in, and they will also alert you that something is going on outside. Car alarm systems are surprisingly affordable, and they are more than worth your investment.

Install a Carport

Carports are a lot like portable garages, only they are open on all sides and provide a roof over your car. Plus, instead of being in your backyard, they can be attached to the side of your home, just like any garage would. You can have a construction company come to your home, figure out what size carport would be best for your house and the size of your vehicles, and do all of the hard labor for you. Once it is up, it will be a permanent fixture that will increase the value of your home and protect your car from all kinds of inclement weather. And, again, because your car will no longer need to be parked on the street, it may be less prone to criminals who normally target vehicles that are parked along busy roads.

If you were not able to afford a home with an attached or detached garage, or you simply do not have the room on your property for one, rest assured that there are several other options available that will protect your car from thieves and weather damage. Whether you install a carport on the side of your home, choose to use a portable garage that you set up yourself, or install a car alarm, you will have the added assurance that your car is protected.

Jason Cole is a part of the team at Rhino Shelter which manufactures an extensive range of portable shelters that provide you with temporary storage solutions. His hobbies include sailing and scuba diving.