Day Insurance Blog
Your vehicle is a big investment. We protect it from physical damage, but you can do your part too.
1. Keep your vehicle locked at all times.
If your vehicle is open, thieves have easy access to anything that may be in the vehicle.
2. Never leave the keys in the vehicle, even if you're warming it up in the winter.
Leaving keys in an unattended vehicle makes it a target for thieves. Consider purchasing an auto-start system and keep it locked while in use.
3. Don't leave valuables in plain view.
Leaving a laptop or large sums of cash in plain sight makes your vehicle a target for theft and vandalism.
4. Install an anti-theft device.
There are many types of anti-theft devices. They can be steering wheel locks, hood locks, tire locks, electronic immobilizers, or kill switches.
5. Park in a garage or well-lit area.
Well-lit areas provide more opportunity for thieves to be noticed and caught. Garages can be locked and add a second layer of security.
6. If they can't drive it, they can't steal it: Manual Transmission Theory.
Less and less people are learning to drive manual transmissions every year. If a thief can't drive a standard, they can't steal your car.
7. Close the windows.
It's very easy to steal something from a vehicle with the windows down. Even having the windows down a little bit can give a thief the opportunity to reach in and unlock the door.
8. Park with your wheels turned to the curb.
Rather than breaking and entering, some thieves might choose to tow your vehicle away. If you park with the wheels turned towards the curb, the vehicle is much harder to tow.