4 Tips That Can Help Prevent Automobile Break-In’s

Automobile break-ins can be one of the most frustrating, and scary things you can experience as a driver. It is unfortunate that it is as common as it is, but there are many things preventative things you can do to lessen the chances your vehicle will be broken into. The most obvious is to lock your doors and windows and to keep all valuables out of sight. But here are a few additional tips to consider.



Keep Your Vehicle Parked In Populated Or Well-Lit Areas

You are not doing yourself any favors if you park far from the populated and well-lit areas of your destination. Not only is it inconvenient to have to walk far to find your vehicle, but thieves look for vehicles parked in areas that are far from sight. It is better to patiently wait for a spot closest to the public as thieves are less likely to break into a vehicle where their actions can be seen.




Don’t Leave Car Running

No matter how quick the errand you are running will take, you never want to leave any opportunities for thieves to simply get in your vehicle and either take your valuables or worse drive off with your car. For some, this might sound obvious but each year, thousands of drivers report theft due to leaving their vehicle unattended, don’t be another statistic.





Do Not Leave Valuables In The Car

As we mentioned at the beginning, one of the simplest solutions would be to not leave any valuables visible. But even simpler than that would be to remove your valuables from your vehicle altogether. If the items don’t need to be in the vehicle at all, put it in your home, or take it with you. Thieves can be more brazen with which cars they decide to break into.




Consider Tinting Your Windows

Tinted windows will make it difficult for anyone to see inside your vehicle, and because they cant immediately see inside your vehicle, thieves have less incentive to break into your vehicle simply because they don’t know what if anything is inside.