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Prevention Tips

When Entering Your Vehicle and Driving
  • Have your key ready to enter the vehicle, and check around and inside before getting in.
  • Drive with doors locked and windows up.
  • When pulling up behind a vehicle, leave enough space in front of you for an emergency exit.
  • Be aware of foot traffic near curbside lanes, and drive in the center lane if uncomfortable.

When Parking Your Vehicle and Exiting
  • Turn off the ignition and TAKE the keys with you.
  • Park in a well lighted attended lot or area if possible.
  • If lot or area is attended, leave attendant only the ignition/door key.
  • Do not leave valuables in distinct view.
  • Completely close doors and windows and use the locks.
  • Turn your wheels to the side to make it harder to tow.
  • Be cautious of surrounding obstructions and natural barriers that may be concealing a thief.

When at Home
  • If you have a garage, use it and lock it.
  • If you have a rear wheel drive car, back into driveway.
  • If you have a front wheel drive car, park front end first.
  • Always set the emergency brake.
  • Don't leave the registration or title in the vehicle.
  • Drop business cards or address labels inside doors to assist with vehicle identification.

Invest in Vehicle Protection When Possible
  • Ignition Kill Switch - Toggle switch spliced into ignition that disables vehicle when "off."
  • Fuel Kill Switch - Switch spliced into fuel system wiring that halts fuel supply when "off."
  • Steering Wheel Lock - Prevents steering wheel from turning.
  • Gearshift Lock - Locks gearshift in place disables shifting transmission.
  • Tire/Wheel Locks - Tool wraps around tire/wheel, immobilizes vehicle.
  • Hood Locks - Prevents access to battery and other car components.
  • Steering Column Collar - Protects entry to ignition through column.
  • Electronic Alarms - Ones with kill switches are most effective.
  • Vehicle Tracking Systems - Transmitter in car enables police to track car electronically.

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