Protect your car from THEFT

July 10, 2020 • Home Insurance

Protect your car from THEFT

Here are some pointers as to what you can do to protect your car from being stolen:

  1. Keep your vehicle locked at all times, even while driving.
  2. When parked, never leave your keys in the car. Close all the windows and the sunroof.
  3. Never leave your car running and unattended.
  4. Avoid leaving valuables inside your vehicle where passersby can see them.
  5. Do not leave your vehicle title in the car. Too often a car thief is pulled over and gets away from the police because he or she can produce the auto registration.
  6. Know where you’re going.
  7. Avoid known high crime areas even if the alternate route takes longer.
  8. Install an anti-theft system in your vehicle if it doesn’t have one. Many insurers offer discounts for anti-theft systems.
  9. Thieves prefer to work in the dark. Be particularly cautious at night about where you park your car. Park it in a well-lit area if possible.
  10. Look around – Be aware of your surroundings, especially in garages, parking lots and gas stations.
  11. On an incline, leave your car in park or in gear with the wheels turned toward the curb or some other obstruction. This makes it harder for thieves to tow your vehicle.

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