Monday, April 29, 2013

Tips to Prevent Car Theft

Any time my family travels, thoughts of our luggage, my purse, and even our vehicle getting stolen are always in the back of my mind.  I know that our belongings could potentially be stolen anywhere, anytime... even at home, but the fear of having them stolen while away from home or even out of the country causes more of a concern.


Last summer we took our family vacation in Canada and drove our vehicle.  I will admit that I was a little nervous traveling so far away from home, our family and friends, and out of the country.  What if something were to happen?  We would not have anyone close by that would be able to come to our rescue.  Especially not quickly or easily.

I know that nothing is fool-proof or guaranteed, but here are a few of the easiest ways to protect yourself against car theft: 

Keep your vehicle locked!  This simple step could make a big difference.

Have a car alarm or anti-theft device installed!

Keep valuables out of site!  Put valuables in the trunk, under the seat or cover them with your jacket or a blanket.

Have your windows tinted!  Having darker, tinted windows makes it harder for a possible thief to see what personal belongings you have in your vehicle.

Do not leave your vehicle running and unattended!  This is an open invitation that allows a thief with a quick getaway.
Park in safe, well-lit areas!  Parking in a dark corner or alley could prove to be dangerous for both you and your car.

As within the states, car theft in Canada is a growing problem and costs residents more than $1,000,000,000 annually.  Those statistics are quite scary, but luckily car theft in Canada has dropped nearly 50% in the last few years. offers both Canadians and Americans the opportunity to compare car insurance rates according to their specific needs.  You can get a quote within minutes in just a few simple steps.  It's free, safe, secure.  It doesn't get any better than that!

Has your vehicle ever been stolen?

Brought to you by your friends at Kanetix.  All opinions are my own. 

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