Tips to Prevent Your Vehicle From Being Stolen
If you’ve ever walked around a parking lot after forgetting where you parked your car, you know that sinking feeling you get when you wonder if you’ll ever see it again. Now imagine what it would feel like if you couldn’t find it because it was stolen. Suddenly, your transportation to work, home, and everywhere in between is gone, and you’re left scrambling.
According to statistics from NHTSA, 10,568 vehicles were stolen in 2010. The top types of vehicles stolen include the Mitsubishi Galant, Chrysler 3000, and the Kia Rio, but they caution that any vehicle is susceptible to theft. You don’t have to be out to have your vehicle stolen either, as a large number of vehicle thefts occur right in your own driving way.
You can prevent your vehicle from being stolen by keeping in mind these tips:
- Never leave your keys in or on your vehicle
- When parking at home, keep your vehicle in your garage
- Park in well-lit areas
- Be sure to close and lock all of your windows and doors when you leave your car
- Avoid leaving valuables in your vehicle and if you must do so, never leave them where they can be seen