Tips For Safeguarding Your Vehicle
Sometimes a little common sense and caution is better than all the high tech
security devises that you can install. We have listed a number of tips and
recommendations for reducing the risk of vehicle theft. Some of these you may
already know, others may be new to you. Take a few minutes and look over the
list. Also, if you have a recommendation not on the list send us an email and we
will include it.
these tips to help keep your vehicle safe.
- Remove your keys from the
ignition after every use.
- Lock your vehicle, no
matter where you are.
- If you must leave your
key with a parking attendant, leave only your vehicle's ignition key. Do not
leave anything attached to it with your name and address.
- Keep your vehicle keys
separate from your house keys.
- Do not park your vehicle
in an isolated area where there are few passers-by.
- Always park in secured
lots that are well lit and near high traffic areas.
- Always have your keys
ready before you reach the car.
- Always look under and
around your vehicle before approaching it.
- Check the back seat of
your vehicle before entering it and immediately lock the door behind you.
- Copy your tag number and
vehicle identification number on a card, and keep it with your driver's
- Write your driver's
license number on a business card, and drop it down the window slot to serve
as identification, in case the VIN is removed.
- Keep your vehicle
registration with you when driving, but do not leave it in the car.
- Engrave your driver's
license number and state on valuable components such as stereos and cellular
- Etch the vehicle
identification number onto your vehicle windows to deter thieves and aid in
- Consider the use of
second layer anti-theft devices such as steering wheel locks and window
- Keep your garage door
opener with you at all times. If your vehicle is stolen, the thief may attempt
to get into your home.
- Park with your front
wheels turned sharply, this will make your vehicle more difficult to tow away.
- Remove valuables from the
vehicle and place them out of view in the trunk.
- If you are being
followed, drive to the nearest police station, or populated area, and honk
your vehicle's horn.
- Always drive with your
doors locked and your windows rolled up.
- Be suspicious of anyone
approaching your vehicle, whether passing out leaflets or asking for
A carjacking can happen anytime a thief sees the opportunity. Learning to
recognize the warning signs can help you protect yourself and your vehicle.
- Beware of intersections,
parking garages or lots, self-serve gas stations and car washes, ATMs, highway
exit and entry ramps, and any other place where you might slow down or stop.
- If you are rear-ended,
check your surroundings before getting out of the car. If the situation makes
you feel uneasy, write a description of the vehicle and the tag number, and
signal the car to follow you to the nearest police station or populated area.
If you do get out of the car, take your keys and wallet or purse, and stay
- If you are involved in a
carjacking, do not argue. Your vehicle is always worth far less than your
life. Leave the area as soon as possible and report the incident to the
police. Remember details of the carjacker's appearance, such as age, sex,
race, hair and eye color, clothing, and identifying features such as scars
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