Vehicle Break In Prevention
Each time your park your vehicle, you run the risk of having to deal with a break in. Walking out to see that your window has been smashed, or even worse that your entire vehicle was stolen, can be extremely stressful. To help ensure that you never have to deal with a break in with your vehicle, keep these tips in mind.
- Hide your items – most vehicle break-ins occur because the thief sees something valuable in the vehicle. Try to take out any valuable items from your vehicle when you park it or hide the items under your seat or in the glove box to prevent an issue. Using an extra blanket or towel to cover up items may not be your best bet since thieves know to look under those items first during a break in.
- Lock up – while it may seem obvious, always lock your doors when you leave you car. Keeping your doors unlocked is like giving thieves an open invitation into your vehicle. If someone cannot see what is in your car and will have a hard time getting into your vehicle, they will be much less likely to try and break in.
- Park smart – when looking for a parking spot for your vehicle, find a space that is in a well-lit area that has plenty of traffic. Not being able to hide in the shadows and having to deal with many passersby’s will make your vehicle less of a target for thieves.
Along with following the above tips, having the right car insurance policy can help to keep your vehicle and assets safe. Contact the insurance professionals at McCarty Insurance Agency in Fresno, California to ensure that you have the protection that you deserve with your auto insurance policy, all at the right price.