Save money from the associated expenses of having your
vehicle stolen by taking measures to lower the risk of theft. Buy an anti-theft device to lock the steering wheel (the club), and always park in
areas that are open and have good lighting.
Use parking lots in front of stores,
as opposed to the back or sides. It is also thrift friendly to spend a
little extra money to keep your home porch light on at night to protect your
vehicle. You can't depend on a car alarm. People tend to ignore
some additional frugal tips to deal with auto
- Be mindful of what you
keep in your vehicle. Many auto thieves break into cars that are
parked at churches and shopping centers to find the home address of the
they know there may not be anyone at home, they go and rob
their houses with this information.
- Lock your doors when
driving, and keep the windows up if in an unfamiliar area.
- Carry a cell phone with you.
Don't ask strangers for help or information.
- If someone bumps into your
car, call the police before you open the door.
- Beware of cars following you
at night in remote areas that shine bright lights on you car to make you think
they are the police and want you to pull over.