Codeword tags can stop a valet from giving your car to somebody else...

Codeword tags can stop a valet from giving your car to somebody else...

Handing your keys to a valet and blindly trusting that everything will be okay is a common form of valet parking roulette. You should be taking steps to lower the chances of having problems.

Using a "codeword tag" is one thing you can do that will make it less likely your car will disappear while it is in the care of a valet parking service. (Which can happen!)

You can make one of these tags yourself, probably in just a few minutes...

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The Brutal Truth: 25 reasons why you shouldn't use a valet parking service.

The Brutal Truth: 25 reasons why you shouldn't use a valet parking service.

The brutal truth is... you cannot trust that your car will be safe, that nothing bad will happen. People visit my site every day looking for answers about what to do after their valet parking experience went awry. Don't be like them. Acquaint yourself to the risks of using these services.

Here is a list which shows what can go wrong -- from the slightly inconvenient, to the crushing aggravation and stress that can result.

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