Don’t let a vehicle break-in ruin your holidays. Unfortunately, this is the time of year when many criminals take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers who leave packages in their cars. They will smash your car windows to get access to your gifts and make a quick get away. You are left with damaged auto glass and no presents under the tree. Follow these simple tips so that you won’t be a victim this year.
First of all, always lock your car doors and roll up your windows when you park. It is easy to get distracted this time of year. Many of us are in a hurry to grab gifts or other necessities for the holidays and we forget these simple things. Always double check your locks and set your car alarm if you have one.
One of the biggest mistakes that we make is leaving our packages in clear view, laying on our car seat or floorboard. Anyone walking by can peer into your car windows and see what you have inside. This may be too tempting for some criminals. It is not uncommon this time of year for people to walk out to their car only to find a busted window and all of their packages gone.
The best thing to do to prevent this from happening to you is to hide your packages out of site. Placing your packages in the trunk or hidden under your seats is the best way to protect yourself from becoming a victim. Be sure to take down any GPS systems or radar detectors that you may have mounted on your windshield or dash and hide them in the glove box or trunk where they will be out of sight.
Parking can be issue when shopping during the holidays. Try to park as close to the building as possible. Find spots that are well lit if parking at night. Avoid shopping late in the evening, as criminals are more likely to be out under the cover of darkness.
If you happen to be a victim of theft this holiday season, let DeDona Auto Glass in Greensboro, NC replace or repair your windshield or car window for you. We are worth the drive from Winston Salem, High Point, Kernersville, Burlington, and Reidsville. Get a quote now!