Here’s what to do to protect your car from robbery

Having your car stolen is really painful. However, having someone breaking into your car and stealing stuff is just as heartbreaking. You would most likely feel really angry at seeing your window smashed. Now, there’s no sure way of stopping anyone from breaking into your car, but you can deter people from trying. Here are tips to protect your car from robbery:

CONSIDER WHERE YOU PARK YOUR VEHICLE CAREFULLY

The more concealed your car is, the more likely that it will be robbed. Make sure you park your car in a well-lit and populated place.

MAKE SURE YOUR CAR IS LOCKED BEFORE WALKING AWAY

Make sure you hear a locking noise, see flashing lights from the car, or see the mirrors folding. Or you can just pull the door handle to make sure it is not open.car break-in robbery

DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES ON DISPLAY IN YOUR CAR

Keep your nice things in a compartment, or better still bring them with you. Replacing your window is not worth the few seconds it will take to properly secure your stuff.

CLOSE ALL YOUR WINDOWS, EVEN IF YOU ARE ONLY LEAVING IT FOR A FEW MINUTES

An open window is an open invitation to take your stuff and run.

AUDIO SYSTEMS DRAW ATTENTION, EVEN IF THERE ARE NO OTHER VALUABLES IN SIGHT

An expensive audio unit usually indicates other concealed items, like a subwoofer and amplifier in the trunk. If you have an expensive audio system, remove the faceplate from the head unit before you leave the car.

DOES YOUR CAR HAVE AN ALARM OR IMMOBILIZER?

If not, you should invest in one. These actually deter thieves from attempting to steal your things.

DO NOT ROLL YOUR WINDOWS ALL THE WAY DOWN

When a stranger approaches your window, do not roll the window all the way down. Thus, there won’t be any chance for a potential thief to reach in and snatch something.

TINT YOUR CAR WINDOWS IF POSSIBLE

A window tint can obscure the view of your car’s interior and thereby protect against a car robbery. If a thief cannot see into your car, they will most likely just walk away.

DO YOU OWN A TOYOTA OR A HONDA? IF SO. . .

You are at a greater risk of a car robbery. Studies have shown that Toyota and Honda cars are among the most likely to be stripped of important parts. These parts are easy to resell as there is a large demand for spare parts.

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