As Autumn hits and our nights are drawing in, an increasing number of customers need their broken car windows replaced due to a rise in car crime, as thieves take advantage of our nights becoming darker earlier.
Here are a few tips on how to avoid being the latest victim of car crime this Autumn:
1. Never leave items on show in your vehicle. A discarded jacket or carrier bag may not seem valuable to you, but it may be enough to tempt a thief. Shockingly, vehicles are often broken into for small change and even soft toys!
2. Make sure you clean away any marks left by Sat Nav holders from your windscreen. Thieves often assume this is a sign that your Sat Nav is inside, and as a result may target your vehicle.
3. Lock doors and close windows when you leave your car unattended – even if you are just nipping to buy your car park ticket or just paying for fuel.
4. Even when you are in your car, remember to keep valuables out of sight. Avoid leaving mobile phones or handbags on the passenger seat, as they may be snatched by thieves while you are stationary in a traffic jam or at traffic lights.
Don’t make it easy for thieves to prosper from car crime this Autumn!