Sunday, May 21, 2006

Insure or ignore. The choice is yours gentleman.

“California figures in six of the top auto theft locations in the US.”

As per National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) latest report says GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Companies) California figures in six of the top auto theft locations in the US.

Nancy Pierce, regional vice president of GEICO, San Diego, location, advises all of us to take these precautionary steps to avoid car theft.

1) Never leave your keys in the car.

2) Leave your car in park or in gear with the wheels turned toward the curb or some other obstruction, so thieves won't be able to tow it easily.

3) If possible, park in busy, well-lit areas. Thieves prefer to work in the dark.

4) Avoid leaving valuables inside your vehicle where passersby can see them.

5) Install an anti-theft system in your vehicle if it doesn't have one. Ignition cut-off systems prevent a car from being started. One system emits a signal that can be tracked by the police. Thieves are reluctant to steal vehicles that can be tracked and recovered quickly. Many insurers offer discounts for these types of systems.

6) Beware of the "bump-and-rob" technique. Carjackers bump your car from the rear, and then steal it when you get out looking for damage.

7) When stopped at a traffic light, leave room to maneuver around the vehicle ahead if you need to. If another car bumps yours and you feel threatened, drive to a populated area. If you have a cell phone, call the police for assistance.

8) Do not leave your car papers in the car.

9) Avoid known high-crime areas even if the alternate route takes a little longer.

10) Have your car's vehicle identification number (VIN) etched on each of the windows. Car thieves want to get off cheap. They don't want to go to the expense of replacing all the glass

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