Auto theft prevention
- Take your keys.
Approx. 1 in 5 vehicles is stolen with the keys in it.
- Never hide a spare key in your car.
Spare keys are easily found; thieves know where to look.
- Lock your car.
Nearly half of vehicles stolen are left unlocked.
- Never leave your car’s engine running.
Vehicles are commonly stolen from gas stations, convenience stores, and driveways, etc.
- Completely close all windows when parking.
Don’t make it easier for the thief to steal.
- Don’t leave valuables in plain view.
You become a target for theft. A GPS device, its power cord or cradle left visible in a vehicle are the #1 targets for thieves, followed by purses and laptops. If you must leave valuables in your vehicle, lock them in the trunk before you reach your destination.
- Install visible or audible alert devices.
These can include; audible alarms, steering wheel locks, wheel locks, theft deterrent decals, etc. These devices can deter a crime or increase the time needed to steal your car.
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