Do you lock your car in the garage?

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Do you lock your car in the garage?

  1. Yes

    24 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. No

    30 vote(s)
    55.6%
  1. pcgeek12345 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello all. Just wondering if anyone else here (besides me) lock their cars when parked in the garage?
     
  2. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

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    I do. I always lock it no matter where I am at.
     
  3. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    My detached garage has no windows and is alarmed. Really no need to lock my car.
     
  4. Carterxx macrumors member

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    I do, but more or less out of habit than necessity.
     
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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  6. quagmire macrumors 603

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    I do. Just another way to deter, detect, and/or delay a potential robber.
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Condo, with an underground garage, and an over-head door. Secure'ish.

    I lock it, but don't set the alarm.
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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  9. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    yes, I lock it out of habit. I get out of the car, I lock it.... wherever I'm leaving it
     
  10. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yep. Always lock my vehicle; whether at home or anyplace I leave it.
     
  11. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I always lock my car - no matter where it is.
     
  12. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Not usually, no. If we're going away on an extended holiday I may do if I remember.
     
  13. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Our garage is too filled with crap for a car to fit in it. (Not to mention, my brother's motorcycle is right in the middle of it).


    So, our family's cars have to be parked on driveway and curb in front of house. And there, they get locked. Unless its for a quick stop at home to rush in and take a bathroom break.
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

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  16. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    With recent cars the risk is not getting your car stolen, but getting whatever you have inside stolen.
     
  17. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. Someone once broke my rear window to steal what they thought was a laptop bag, but left $700 in liquor and wine from a wedding the night before untouched. Fools.
     
  18. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Does your mastiff sleep in it at night, my Lord? ;)
     
  19. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    I leave it in the garage unlocked with the keys in it. My garage is secure and that way I can always find the keys. Plus I don't leave anything in my car besides a CD or two and some napkins. The garage is attached to my house, and I'm not hemmed in near any neighbors so I don't worry about it.
     
  20. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Do you have a house entrance inside the garage, and do you have a house key on the car-key fob? :eek:
     
  21. mgartner0622, Dec 29, 2011
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    mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    #23
    There is a door that leads into the house but I use a keychain that only has the car's key and alarm fob on it. I also lock the door from the garage to the house at night. There are no windows, and I don't have a garage door opener (the code kind) on the outside of the house.

    Edit: to reflect the post two below, this is a single family residence.
     
  22. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Should've made this a poll. I'm surprised by the number of "yes" answers, since I don't. Plus, it should be specified if you're talking about a private garage / single family residence, or a place where you share garage space with other tenants / owners.

    How many of you who said yes also lock the door from the garage into your house, if attached? No need, I say. If you have another door into the garage, keep that door locked. If you don't, or if you do, just don't leave the garage door opener remote outside of the garage.
     

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