Protect Your Car From Theft

Harbor Insurance Group


Feb 28, 2013

Protect Your Car From Theft


Cars are expensive, and no one wants to get theirs stolen. It is a long and complicated process to try and find a car after it’s been stolen. The wiser decision would be to make sure that your car is protected from the wandering hands of thieves. Here are some tips on how you can protect your car.

  1. Always lock your car. Even if you’re just running inside the grocery store to grab something really fast, it is still imperative that you lock your car. Experienced thieves only need a couple of minutes to break into your car and steal it.
  2. Don’t leave your keys in the ignition. This may seem obvious, but people do it all the time. If you leave your keys in the ignition, you’re just asking for it to get stolen.
  3. Park in well-lit areas. Thieves are more likely to break into and steal a car that is parked somewhere dimly lit and where there are not a lot of people. Keep your car parked in bright, well-lit areas and your car will be safer.
  4. Don’t leave valuables in your car. Cell phones, laptops, a GPS, and anything else of value will only attract thieves. Try to store anything that even looks like it could be of value in the trunk.
  5. Shut your windows and sunroof. Even leaving your windows cracked can attract thieves. If you’re worried about the interior of your car getting too hot, you could consider investing in windshield sun shades.

Getting your car stolen is not something anyone wants to go through. Follow these tips to make your car less attractive to thieves and to ensure that no mishaps occur.

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