Protecting Your Vehicle From TheftFeb 1th, 2017
Theft can happen to any of us, no matter what time of the day it is. Once a criminal locks in on your vehicle you can only then rely on how prepared you set up your car for that situation. In this article, we are going to go over some basics to prevent your vehicle from getting stolen listed below.
Simple but true, always roll your windows up when you park and lock your vehicle when you get out. It’s a basic thing that can be easy to miss if you’re in a hurry or tired.
During nighttime, park in a well lit area, preferably right under a street light. It’s best to avoid alleys or deserted parking lots. If you are in a parking lot that may become deserted, get as close to a street light or security camera as possible.
When parking in a bad area, utilize your motion sensor alarm to startle and deter potential thieves.
Never leave your car alone when it is running, as that is the easiest way for a vehicle to be stolen.
Don’t leave your car keys in an obvious spot when your car is unlocked such as under the mat, in the glove box, or under the seat. Criminals are smarter than we give them credit for and they will hit the obvious spots first when looking for your keys.
Keep valuables stowed away so criminals cannot look at them through the window. This will only give them extra incentive to get into your vehicle. They could even be tempted to “smash and grab” your valuables. Utilize a cover in the trunk if you have one or stow them in the glove box or under the seats.
A GPS-tracking vehicle recovery device can be considered for using when the time comes.
Lastly, keeping all of the pertinent information handy is very important. This includes make, year and model as well as the vehicle identification number. This information will come up when filing a police report.
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