We’re currently in one of the worst months for car theft. Because of the nice weather and the ease with which people can get around right now, car theft is at its all-time high in the months of July and August. Car theft isn’t usually something that takes place when a thief has to break in windows and hot wire a car, like many movies would lead you to believe. Things like that can take a long time and just beg for someone to notice a car thief. The most effective car thieves prefer to do it in a way that’s quiet and easy, and will look for the easiest (not even the most expensive) vehicle to take.
What Can You Do to Avoid Vehicle Theft?
It’s actually pretty easy. You just need to take a few precautionary steps to avoid allowing easy entry into your vehicle!
- Don’t leave your keys in your car – Sometimes we get in a hurry and leave a spare set of keys in our cars or figure that we’ll be back soon, so it doesn’t really matter. This is the optimal time for someone to steal your vehicle. If the doors are unlocked and they have easy access to get in your car and turn the ignition, chances are that no one will ever suspect them of stealing that vehicle.
- Remember to lock doors and roll up windows – This may seem like an obvious instruction, but it could save you a lot of hassle. Leaving your doors unlocked leaves an easy in for car thieves as well as people who just want to steal things out of your car. Which leads us to the next important point.
- Don’t leave valuables in your car – And if you do, make sure that you have them well hidden and locked up. You’re better off just taking them with you, though. Make sure that you carry your purse or wallet with you, but do so in a well-lit area for your own personal safety. Your car is one of your biggest assets. Don’t leave its safety up to chance.
Vehicle Insurance from Wachter Insurance Agency
If your car is ever stolen, you want to know that you have comprehensive coverage on your vehicle so you don’t find yourself in an even worse position. At Wachter Insurance Agency, we take the time to get to know you and find out more about what kind of coverage you need. We’re local to the Frederick area and can better understand your situation and needs. We are a family owned and operated facility, right down to the 3rd generation. We’re an independent agency representing the ERIE Insurance Group, Progressive, AIC – Agency Insurance Co., Foremost, Chesapeake Employers Insurance, and Wright Flood. Our offerings include auto, home, motorcycle, boat, flood, business and life insurance coverage. If you have any questions about vehicle insurance, or if you’d simply like to talk to a representative, please feel free to contact us at 301.371.6335.
Source: Erie Sense