If you live in San Diego or the surrounding neighborhoods, what are some of the things that you can do to protect your car from theft? Here are a few quick vehicle safety tips:
- Hide valuables out of sight – A person may not steal your car if there are valuables in sight, but you could return to find your window smashed and your bag, electronics, or other valuable items stolen.
- Keep doors locked and windows rolled up – Theft is often about convenience. The tougher you make it to get into your car the better. Plus, if your car ever does get stolen, the first thing your insurance company will ask is if the doors were locked and the windows were rolled up all the way.
- Never leave your car running – The only exception would be if you have a remote starter that allows you to turn your car on in the driveway to warm it up while the car is still locked. In fact, a good remote starter won’t let you start the vehicle unless the doors are locked.
- Get a car alarm – Having a car alarm professionally installed works as a deterrent, saves you money on your car insurance, and may help you get your car back if it is ever stolen.