Helpful Tips For Avoiding Car Theft
Unfortunately, criminals continue to take advantage of motorists who leave their vehicles vulnerable. Many lifestyle habits that you may partake in can actually put a target on your car for thieves. We have gathered a list of helpful tips for deterring these criminal acts:
- Even if you are only running in the store for a quick minute, never leave your car idling. Criminals see this and know that they have a couple minutes to get in and go, leaving you without a car and everything that was in it.
- You should never have valuables left out in plain sight in your car. This is a red flag for criminals, as your iPod charger tells them there are more valuables to be found inside.
- Many motorists see no harm in hiding a second set of keys on their car, but this is extremely dangerous. Car thieves know where to look and will find your spare key if one is hiding.
- Most importantly, try to always park in well-lit areas.