Increased SUV Crime: How To Protect Yourself

Automobiles have always been a target for thieves as most vehicles are much easier to break into than houses and unattended vehicles parked in structures or side streets allow thieves to commit their crimes virtually undetected. Even if your SUV has an alarm system, don’t rely on it to keep your vehicle safe. Here are some tips to follow to deter thieves from choosing your SUV to break into: First, don’t leave valuables in plain view inside the vehicle. While some car thieves intend on stealing the actual car, many are just after the valuable objects left inside—laptops, electronics, purses, etc. These “smash and grab” thefts, where the thief quickly smashes a window, reaches in, grabs the goods, and runs …