GTA 5 Cheats Online Hints and Tips

Insure Cars

The cost of insuring your first car is free (done at Los Santos Customs), but after that it will cost $1,000 per vehicle. If you have an insured car that gets destroyed, then you need to call the insurance company via your phone contacts.


In order to do this you need two players (ie a friend). If done correctly, then one of you will become invisible and also no longer shown on the mini-map!

  1. Both of you need to go to Los Santos Customs with a vehicle.
  2. Player 1 parks near the door of the shop in the car, while player 2 stands just inside LSC.
  3. Player 1 then drives slowly into the shop and as the vehicle enters the building player 2 needs to get into the passenger seat (the timing here is crucial – see the video below). You want to enter the vehicle just before it flashes and disappears.

You can make yourself visible again by re-entering Los Santos Customs or by dying. Also be aware that police can still find you!

Jetski Cave Location

If you haven’t visited the cave at the location shown below then you really need to. It is valuable in both the story mode and GTA Online parts of the game. Note only can you hide from the cops there (and escape a 4 star wanted level for example) but there is two jetskis and a jetmax inside.

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John Marston as Father

Some of you might remember John Marston from the Red Dead Redemption series. If you sign up to the Social Club then he is available to select as your father as part of the character creation process. Head to the “Dad’s Mother/Dad’s Father” option and then press either Y (Xbox 360) or Triangle (PS3). Marston will then be shown as your character’s father.

Keep/Sell Merryweather Jeep

After calling in the Merryweather Mercenaries in GTA Online you can actually take the Merryweather jeep and either customize and mod it for yourself (you can make it your personal vehicle) or you can sell the jeep to Los Santos Customs and recoup some of the cost of calling the mercs.

Leaving Engine Running and Headlights On

  1. Be in your car with the headlights on.
  2. Leave the car and punch the air (seriously).
  3. Get back in the car, let the engine start and then get out again.
  4. The engine will stay running and the headlights will remain on too!


Lester can help you out with lots of problems you might encounter in GTA Online. Like if you’re being chased by the cops give him a call and he might be able to facilitate a bribe – lowering your Wanted Level. Otherwise he might even be able to hide your radar blip so you can sneak around without being noticed. The “Hide My Blip” option can also be very helpful on Last Team Standing jobs…

Level Requirements

When doing a mission only the host needs to be the required level. This means that anyone can play (and reap the rewards of) the mission regardless of what level they are.

Lifestyle and Character Stats Guide

If you’re wondering what choices to make in terms of lifestyle when creating your GTA Online character then have a read through this guide which explains each of the different lifestyle options and the extent to which they’ll affect your character stats and attributes.

List of All Properties

If you want to know all properties that are available to purchase then simply go to the internet browser on your cell phone and head to Dynasty 8 (it’s under “Money and Services”). At Dynasty 8 you’ll see every single property you can purchase along with prices.

Looping Missions

In order to loop missions now, right after you hit the like button at the end of the mission, just make sure that everyone presses RT (Xbox 360) / R2 (PS3). This will instantly restart the exact same mission and drop you straight into it. Great for farming cash!

Loser Perk

If you are in a Deathmatch and die three times without getting a single kill then you will be given a Loser Perk to try and help you improve. Once it’s given to you, you’ll notice it in the options in the bottom right of the Wasted screen. That’s where you can choose to activate it.

Lose Wanted Level Free

In order to lose your Wanted Level for free in GTA Online just follow these steps:

  1. Obtain Wanted Level.
  2. Press Pause.
  3. Enter Store relevant to your console.
  4. Exit store and go back to game.

And you shoud lose your Wanted Level!

Making Insurance Claim Tip

If you need to make an insurance claim and want the relevant vehicle delivered straight to you garage, then simply get in another personal vehicle before calling the insurance company and making the claim.

Since you can only have one personal vehicle in the open world at once they’ll deliver it to your garage.

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Making Money Online

Executives and Other Criminals bought with it loads of super yachts and other uber expensive vehicles. However if you become an Executive under the new VIP system then you get access to two very well paying jobs that can be completed quickly. For the full rundown check out this detailed post.

Max Driving Skill

Follow the steps outlined below to max out your driving skill in just 20 minutes:

  1. Host a job and pick a race, Rockstar created.
  2. Choose Criminal Records, 50 laps, standard race.
  3. Pick a fast vehicle (motorcycles are good).
  4. Keep on racing until you hit 100/100 driving skill!

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Max Strength Stat

If you want to max out your strength stat in GTA Online here’s a way to do it in just 10 minutes!

All you do is get a friend to jump into a car and then you start meleeing that car repeatedly.

It should take about 10 minutes for your strength stat to hit the maximum and will mean you punch and kick harder, climb ladders faster, are better at sports and take less damage in certain circumstances.

Mechanic Car Delivery

Once you get your first garage (you can buy them separately or they otherwise come with all apartments) you’ll also get a Mechanic who’ll be able to deliver your personal vehicle to you at all times – whether you’re on a mission or in free roam mode!

Mechanic Collects Impounded Vehicle

If and when your personal vehicle gets impounded then you should call you Mechanic and ask him to deliver to you any other vehicle. He’ll actually go and collect your impounded personal vehicle.


Medkits are in GTA Online in the form of snacks and drinks that you buy at convenience stores. To use one, simply press and hold Back on the Xbox 360 (Select on the PS3) and then scroll down to Action –> Select a snack or drink –> press A (Xbox 360) or X (PS3) to use it and get back some health.

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