Her Auto Tips - Auto Theft
Auto theft is a “big business.” It’s important to protect ourselves in every way we can to avoid becoming a victim.
Never leave your car running while unattended. It is very tempting to do as the temperatures dip, just to get it warmed up. Don’t risk it, even if you will only be a short distance away for a brief time.
Always take your keys out of your car. This includes a second set that you may have hidden. Extra sets are often times found if a thief has a little time.
Always lock your vehicle. This is true whether your vehicle is parked outside or in a garage.
If you have a garage, use it! It is much less likely for your vehicle to be stolen if it is in a garage or behind a locked fence.
Park in your driveway. If you do not have a garage to park in, make sure to pull into the driveway as far as possible.
Install a car alarm – particularly if you do not have a garage to park in. This may either scare off a thief or alert you or someone else.
Completely close windows while parked. Do not make it easier to steal your car by leaving windows cracked.
Valuables should not be left in plain view. A thief may decide not to steal your car, but can take your valuables using a quick smash and grab technique.
At times, it can feel as if our vehicles are our second home. Do all that you can to protect your vehicle and save you unnecessary stress!