Safeguarding Your Car from Thieves

Try out these tips to protect your car from theft.

While it’s unpleasant to think about, every car owner faces the risk of their vehicle being stolen.  However, this doesn’t mean that car theft is inevitable; there are many steps that you can take to safeguard your vehicle from thieves.  Try out these tips to protect your car from theft.

Safe Parking Tips

  • When parked, never leave your keys in the car. Additionally, you should make sure that you close your car’s windows and sunroof before exiting your vehicle.
  • Avoid leaving valuables in your car where people can easily see them.
  • Do not leave the title inside your car. Oftentimes, car thieves are pulled over but get away with their crime because they can produce your car’s registration.
  • Thieves like to operate under the cover of darkness. When parking at night, do your best to park in a well-lit area if possible.
  • When parking on an incline, leave your car in park with the wheels turned towards the curb or some other obstruction. This will make it harder for criminals to tow your vehicle away.

Car Safety Modifications

  • Consider installing an anti-theft system in your vehicle if it doesn’t already have one. Thieves are far less likely to steal vehicles if they know that the car can be recovered quickly.
  • Have your car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) etched onto each of your windows. Car thieves will avoid your car because they will not want to deal with the added expense of replacing all the glass on it.

General Safety Tips

  • Keep your car locked at all times, even while driving.
  • You should never leave your car unattended while it’s running.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable leaving your car in a certain area, then you should try to find a new place to park.

Try out these tips to protect your car from theft.  Want another way to keep your car safe?  Then make sure you have the proper auto insurance protections in place.  For assistance with your car coverage, contact the experts at Mike Leonard Insurance Agency.  Our dedicated team is eager to find you the right coverage from one of our many carriers including: Kemper, MetLife, Travelers, The Hartford, Safeco Insurance, Progressive, and American Strategic Insurance.