During the summer month’s people are spending more time outside. They also have older teenagers that now have nothing to do since school is out and this can increase the amount of crime and vandalism. One area that the police see an increase in crime is with car break ins. Cars that are parked outside a home or in a parking lot are at risk for getting broken into. Even if you are in front of your own home a thief can still gain access to your car. There are several things that you can do to try and prevent a burglar from picking your car to get into.
Texan Lock & Key list ways you can prevent a thief from breaking into your car
Remove Items You Can See: When you are out and about shopping or going from store to store you may think that best place to leave your belongings is on the back seat. That is a terrible idea. Many crooks will walk around looking for a car that they know they will be able to get something out of. If they see purchases in the back seat you are leaving bait for them! Take a minute before you leave your car to see what is out in the open. You can take it all and place it in the trunk or take it with you.
Tint Your Car Windows: You also can add protective and tinted film to your windows. This will stop a thief from being able to see clearly in the car to see what there is as well as if you have left the door unlocked. The tinted windows can keep prying eyes out of your car and it also has an added benefit. The tint will also help to block out the sun and can protect your upholstery and keep the car much cooler than it would be without.
Take Your Car Keys: Some people think that if they are running really quick inside and they are parked just outside their home they can leave the keys in the car. The keys are sometimes left under the mat or in the visor. You never want to leave the keys in the car for any length of time at all. Make sure that you always take your keys with you and never for any reason leave the keys in the car.
Park Close To The Entrance: If you are driving around to a shopping center you want to try to get a parking space close to the entrance. The closer you are the more people will be walking by your car and that is a deterrent for a thief. They usually want to be in an area that is low lit and away from the majority of the people that might be walking by.
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