Motor vehicle security

Many stations provide car parks for passengers. Follow our tips to keep your vehicle safe and secure when parking in public spaces.

Motor vehicle security

Before you leave home

  • Permanently mark any valuables you use in the vehicle (eg Sat Nav, CD player) with your postcode and house number/name. You can register all of your equipment at
  • Use locking wheel nuts to prevent the theft of your wheels, particularly if you have alloys.

Choosing a safe place

  • Look for a car park with the Park Mark sign. These designated car parks have complied with specific measures to deter crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • Whenever possible, park in a busy, well-lit and CCTV covered area.
  • Use a mechanical or electronic immobiliser such as a steering lock.
  • Always remember to set the alarm.

After you park

  • Lock all items out of sight in the boot. Don’t leave anything on display and take valuables with you.
  • If you have a Sat Nav place the cradle out of sight and take the system with you. Don’t forget to wipe the suction marks off the window.
  • Take all personal correspondence in the vehicle with you. Don’t give others access to important personal information or your home address.