A little note about theft in cars

signal detectorThe season is about to begin and with it unfortunately also tend to increase the thefts in tourist destinations. Due to recent news on that subject, we have prepared some basic advice to reduce as much as possible trouble during your holiday in Malaga.

It seems that it is not a new technique but these days there is a further increase of theft by frequency inhibitors, which inhibit the car locking the doors properly when parking. This trick is especially popular in large areas such as shopping centres.


Measures to prevent car thefts by frequency inhibitors:


1.- Be attentive to what happens around your vehicle when leaving the car.

2.- Check that has been activated the audible or visual warning (lights), indicating that the doors have been closed.

3.- Close with the key and check with the handle that it is effectively closed.

4.- Also remember to check that the boot is closed.

These measures should also be applied when parking near an official / state agency such as a police station, town halls or universities.

5.- In general, do not leave valuables or documents in the car, preferably not even in the trunk.


With these measures you avoid further trouble, which usually is not covered by insurance. As the car was not forced it would not be considered theft when claiming it from the insurance company. Nor malls, in the event that the theft had occurred there, have liability if they do not charge for parking.

That said, we hope you enjoy your next car hire at Malaga airport!

4 Responses to A little note about theft in cars

  1. Christopher says:

    Thank you. We wish all your staff the very best for Xmas and the New Year.I shall be booking with you again next year but my wife has dciufiflty climbing into your shuttle bus. Could a small pair of steps be carried to assist the less than agile customers?John

    • Thank you very much Christopher for your good wishes!

      We will forward your request to our Manager. Please remember booking with your client login which you can use in combination with the discount code HELLOFAN.
      You find the customer number on your last rental agreement. Otherwise at this link
      https://www.malagacar.com/password_help.html you only have to fill in your date of birth and email with which you booked your last car hire.

      We wish you Merry Christmas & a Happy New year, best regards!

  2. Vincent Lo says:

    My family will be vacationing in Costa Del Sol, Malaga. I would like to hire a C1 standard car for a week, picking up around 5pm, August 29th and returning 4:30pm, September 5th.

    We plan to take an over-night trip to Seville and on to Faro and Lagos in Portugal.
    May I drive MalagaCar rental car across the board to Portual?
    Is there a extra charge for driving to Portugal?

    • Hi Vicent, you can drive to Portugal, but there is an extra charge for that, as it is stated in our terms and conditions:
      You are not allowed to leave Spain (Peninsula) except traveling to Portugal or Gibraltar, amounting 9 €/day, with a minimum of 27 € and a maximum of 90 € and a rental period not exceeding 28 days. For rentals of 29 days or more, the price is 3,20 €/day.

      Best regards,

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