Friday, August 22, 2014
How to Prevent Your Car from Being Stolen
Car theft is a huge issue in the United States. The odds of your vehicle being stolen are 1 in 186. It may seem that the odds would lean in your favor most of the time, but that’s not always the case. Here are a few tips to help you prevent your car from falling in to the hands of a thief.
· Don’t leave your car running during a quick errand! 1 in 3 people admit to doing this, and it’s not safe. All the thief has to do is jump in and drive away.
· Park in a well-lit area. The back of the lot may look nice with all the open spaces, but it’s much safer to park closer to you destination where there is more foot traffic and light. A thief is less likely to try anything if there are witnesses nearby.
· Hide your valuables when you leave your car. If you have a nice stereo on have just gone shopping and have a bunch of bags in your backseat, make sure they’re tucked away out of sight. A thief will be more tempted to break in to your car if there’s a clear cash reward right in front of their face.
· Never leave your purse or wallet in the car. You may think it’s ok if you’re just running in somewhere for a minute, but it doesn’t take long for a thief to work their magic. Always be sure to take your wallet/purse with you wherever you go.