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Auto theft and how to prevent it

June 22, 2010
A lot of people are concerned with protection. Whether it’s how to avoid an accident or how to avoid an auto-theft, it’s important to stay educated. So what can you do to protect your ride? Auto-Theft.Info has some great tips to help prevent this from happening to you! Some of these may seem like “well, duh” but you really never know … To help prevent your vehicle from being stolen:
  1. Always lock your car, even in your driveway.
  2. Always take your keys with you — even if you’re running in to buy a toothbrush.
  3. Don’t leave your car running! (Come on!)
  4. Never hide a spare key in the gas tank. Everyone knows to look there.
  5. Park your car in a well-lit area.
Read more about how to protect yourself and your vehicle at Auto-Theft.Info. It’s important to note that most newer model vehicles have anti-systems pre-installed. Nissan offers a vehicle security system which actually disables the vehicle if any object, besides the programed key is used. Hyundai offers an anti-theft system which sets the alarm off if a window is broken, hood is lifted or handle is pulled on a locked vehicle. And Chevrolet provides OnStar, which is equipped with Stolen Vehicle Assistance that can locate your car and send a signal to disable the car from starting. Does your car have an anti-theft system? How do you like it?