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Keeping Your Car Safe: Tips for the Drivers in Your Home

Your car is one of your most valuable assets. Without it, you would not be able to get around as easily as you do. It stands to reason that you would want to keep your car safe and in good repair for as long as you can. The following are a few ways you can ensure your car is safe and sound. If you live with other people who are of driving age and ability, make sure they know to follow these tips as well.

Choose Your Parking Spot Wisely

Where you choose to park your car can play a huge role in whether or not your car gets broken into or stolen. Parking your car in a spot that is highly visible to a lot of people can help to ensure that your car will be safe and sound. When you park out of the way, where someone can mess with your car without being seen, this is when you are going to have problems. So, be aware that when you park on the sides of buildings, out away from the line of sight of a building you are entering, you and others will not be able to see what is happening with your car.

Hide Your Valuables

From jewelry to your smartphone, if a criminal sees it in your car, then that might be the only motivation they need to try to break into your car. If there is nothing in sight worth stealing, they might pass over your car and target someone else’s car instead. If you do not leave valuables laying around in plain sight in your car, you will be doing a lot to keep your car safe. Even shoving your GPS in your glove compartment while you are in a store will help to make your car less attractive to thieves too.

Get Routine Repairs Done

Over the life of your car, you are going to have to have everything from oil changes to brake jobs. It is important to keep up with regular maintenance schedules to better ensure that you are not out stranded somewhere and in need of auto repair. If your car is broken down on the side of the road, this is when you and your car are the most vulnerable.


Your car is important for getting you where you need to go. For this reason, keeping your car safe and running properly should be one of your top priorities. Using common sense when you park and keeping your valuables out of plain sight will make your car a less attractive target for criminals looking to do harm to your vehicle.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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