What happens when your car is parked for a few hours, and you return to find your car is gone! Car thieves are looking for the kind of car YOU have and only YOU can do something to reduce the chances of it being stolen.
For car thieves, the quicker they can get into your vehicle and get it on the road, the more exciting it is to them. Any measures you can take to slow down car thieves will make your vehicle a less appealing target.
Most insurance companies offer Anti-Theft auto discount, and here at Anderson Insurance Brokers we can get a company that can give you that.
Anderson Insurance Brokers recommends the following to protect against theft:
Lock your vehicle’s doors at all times, even while driving.
Never leave your car running and unattended, and don’t leave your keys in the car. Close all the windows, doors and the sunroof.
Make sure no personal items are in plain sight and remove all valuables from the vehicle if possible.
If your vehicle doesn’t already have an anti-theft system, have one installed. Thieves are more likely to break into cars that do not have alarm systems; they are less likely to steal vehicles that can be tracked. At night, park your car in well-lit areas and be aware of your surroundings.
If you park on an incline, leave your car in park or in gear with the wheels turned toward the curb. This makes it harder for thieves to tow your vehicle.
Know who you’re dealing with. Most auto thefts are committed professionals who often target high-performance cars and popular models whose parts are interchangeable. They usually turn the cars they steal over to “chop shops” or to third parties that export them to other countries.
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