The Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton area has pretty safe parking garages and large lots, however, it’s always smart to be safe and to take a few tips with you along the way.

Here are a few tips on parking safe in Lehigh Valley parking garages.

1. REMEMBER WHERE YOU PARK

This is easier now than ever with smartphones being so prevalent. Simply jot down where you parked in a note app or text to yourself, or better yet, take a picture of where you are to make sure you don’t waste time walking around the garage.

2. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS

Don’t text or check your phone as your own the way in or out of a parking garage. You want to make sure you not only remember where you park, but you also want to keep your eyes or ears open for things that may be going on around you, especially at night.

3. KEEP YOUR KEYS OR SELF DEFENSE DEVICE IN HAND

While the odds of being attacked in a Lehigh Valley parking garage are statistically slim, you always want to be prepared. Carrying your keys in your hand not only allows you to access your car much easier, but it also gives you a weapon if you need one. This goes the same for any sort of self defense device you may carry with you, such as pepper spray. Those type of devices don’t do much if they are stuck at the bottom of your pocket or purse.

Be safe when you’re out no matter where you park and, as always, contact 24/7 Emergency Locksmith if you encounter a lockout situation. We’ll get you back on the road quickly.