Car break-ins are some of the most frightening nightmares for any car owner. In a smash-&-grab car break-in, the thieves don’t take away your car; they shatter the glass, grab any valuables inside your car, and run away, leaving you behind with a damaged car with missing equipment and lost valuables.
While there’s no promising way of throwing all such merciless thieves into jail, there are a certain things that you can do to avoid becoming the target. Also, note that it is only a matter of 60 seconds for them to take away your laptop, wallet, money, smart phone, navigation LED or other costly items from inside your car.
Your goal should be to waste their time in finding the precious prizes, so they surrender and move on to another target. Here’s what you can do to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Park Your Car at a Visible Spot
Even if you’re in a hurry, make sure you park your car in well-lit parking lot, or an attended parking area. Make sure it’s not an isolated and dark spooky area, because most thieves hunt cars parked at such spots.
Make It Difficult for Them to Get Inside
A thief will only break your car window if it’s parked at a quiet and dark spot. Your valuables are still not safe if you’ve parked at a safe spot, but forgot to lock the windows, doors, and sunroof properly. Almost 1/4th of all car break-ins in the United States were caused because of unlocked doors.
Keep Your Possessions Hidden
It’s better to carry your valuables with you before leaving the car. However, if that’s not possible, make sure you’re hiding every item that could lure potential thieves. Some of the best hiding spots are under the back seat, or inside the trunk.
Turn on Your Car’s Alarm
Make sure your car’s alarm is never on silent regardless of the safety of the parking area. If you don’t have an alarm system in your car, get it installed as soon as possible. Robbers like to work in silence, and this is one of the best ways to deter them.
You can only take some preventive measure, and if the robbers still manage to break into your car, it’s not your fault. And don’t be sad about your shattered car window, we’ll fix it where ever you are with our 24/7 emergency repair services.
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