How To Stop Thieves From Stealing Your Car

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How To Stop Thieves From Stealing Your Car

When you think about Houston, you think of a huge economy, 4th biggest city in the nation, and home to the baseball champions, the Astros. But while we’re all enjoying how great our city is,  there are thieves out there prowling on our every move.

Having things stolen can feel like a huge violation. Our belongings are personal, and often hard-earned. When they disappear, it can be challenging, especially with something as essential as a car. While Houston is a metropolitan city filled with culture, entertainment, and history, being a big city comes with its own set of issues too. One of those issues is car theft. In the past decade, there have been news stories about car theft rings, car hackers and more. It leaves Houston car owners wondering, how do I prevent my car from getting stolen?

Lock your door! While this piece of advice should be a no-brainer, up to a quarter of vehicle thefts are from unlocked cars, according to some law enforcement agencies. Even if you’re running into the store for a Coke, that’s too long to leave your vehicle’s content open for the taking. Simply locking the doors will deter those who might just be waiting around for an easy target.

Keep Things Out of Sight! If you have any valuables, such as an iPod, purse or video camera, store it under the seat or in the glove compartment. Most of the time, thieves are just looking for a quick buck and if they see something they like, they’ll smash and grab. You’ll also want to put anything that looks like it could contain something valuable, such as a box or briefcase, in the trunk to prevent car break-ins. Sometimes keeping your car clean will do more than just impress your friends!

Get an alarm or just the sticker! Car alarms don’t have to cost a fortune, and they can come in handy. If you can’t afford a car alarm right now, at least get a sticker indicating your car is equipped with an alarm. It may be the sole reason that your car went from potentially stolen to staying right where you last parked it.

If you keep these tips in mind, then you greatly reduce any potential theft issues and fully enjoy the greater things Houston has to offer!

Written by Eric's Car Care