Auto Security

Lock Up

  • Close all windows – professional thieves have tools that unlock cars through the smallest openings.
  • Remove all valuables before leaving your car parked. Do not leave items such as laptops, cell phones, purses or wallets in plain view. Lock valuables in your trunk or take them with you.
  • An unlocked car is an open invitation to a car thief. Lock up when you leave your car, and take the keys with you, even if you are making a quick stop.
  • Don’t leave your vehicle running in your garage or anywhere unattended.

While Driving

  • Keep your doors locked.
  • Stick with the traffic; avoid lightly traveled streets, especially after dark.
  • When stopping in traffic, always leave enough room to make a quick getaway.
  • If someone is threatening you with a weapon, give up the vehicle, it is not worth your life.

Park Carefully

  • Park in well-lit, busy areas.
  • Be alert of your surroundings, and of people approaching your vehicle.
  • Have your car keys in your hand when approaching your vehicle.
  • Keep car and house keys on separate key chains.