Most people would say their car is one of the most valuable assets they own — if not the most valuable. Despite that, some people – especially young, new drivers – make it easy for thieves to drive off in their pride and joy.
Our team here at TWFG – Rick Rogers Insurance don’t want you walking out your door to an empty driveway or leaving Lakeside Shopping Center only to find broken glass left behind in your parking space.
So take care to avoid these five mistakes.
Leave your car running … and unattended. If your car is running, you should be in it. Period.
Keep a spare set of keys inside the car. Law enforcement agencies say this is a great way to turn a car prowler into a car thief. They’re already breaking into your car to get a phone, or a laptop, etc. What do you think they’re going to do when they find a set of keys?
Put valuables in plain sight. Seems simple, but we’ve all made this mistake. You’ll just be in the store for a second, after all, so who cares if you leave your smartphone on the front seat or items from your other errands in the back seat? Be smart — if you have to leave items in your car, put them in the trunk, or at least hide them as best you can.
Leave your car unsecured. The best thieves can work wonders with a window that’s left open even just a crack. And even the worst thieves can steal a car that’s been left unlocked.
Assume nobody would want to steal your car. Think your car is too old or too undesirable for a thief to bother? Scrap metal is worth money, so never assume that your car is safe — even if you think it’s just a “junker.”
Keeping thieves away helps to keep everyone’s insurance costs down, so avoiding these mistakes not only will save you hassle, it will save you money as well. So stay safe, not only on the roads, but in the parking lots as well! If you’ve just bought a car for your college bound grad, be sure to go over these warnings with them. Contact Us!
At TWFG – Rick Rogers Insurance, we can work with you to make sure you’ve got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what’s important to you is protected!