There was one recent thread that advises to store items out of sight in the boot. I haven't heard about Cars being stolen or that the break ins have been prolific of late - where have you read that?
Can't you leave your luggage at your accommodation?
I belong to a few Ireland travel sites on Facebook and they seem to mention the break-ins quite often. Unfortunately we would be stopping in the Wicklow area between hotels.
The bad news stories of theft last longer and travel further than the boring crime-free stories. So it may seem like there are a lot of reports of theft but it is still quite rare. However, you do want peace of mind, so leave your luggage at your accommodation before you go exploring, if you can.
Just make sure all your things are locked away in the boot. Maybe bring your passports and wallet with you in the very unlikely chance someone breaks into the car.u certainly wouldn't let the very unlikely chance of something happening cause me to alter my plans.
What type of vehicle have you rented for 6 pax ? SUV ? Minivan ? You are going to need a larger vehicle with 6 pax + luggage + etc.
The safety aspect is trying to keep all the luggage out of site while it is parked.
We will be getting 2 cars.
I’m sure I will be criticized for this but I always peel-off the big visible rental sticker on the windshield and put it into the glove box until it’s time to return the car and just re-stick it.
I try to minimize the Tourist flag as much as possible.
Sunny, I do that too when I rent abroad. If an obviously rental car is parked, it suggests 'goodies in the boot' to those up to no good. I peel off the sticker, take valuables with me, and make sure everything else is hidden out of sight.
To the OP - There are hundreds of thousands of people who hire and park their cars with no issue. They're unlikely to make a big song and dance about not being robbed, unlike those who are unfortunately targeted by the minority who want to steal from people.
Good idea, thanks Sunny.Edited: 1 year ago
Von_10, I'm sure you're right, just sounded a little alarming.