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How secure is your vehicle? A few minutes, a few dollars go a long way.

 A motor vehicle is stolen every 28.8 seconds in the US. The price tag is 7.5 billion!

The national Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that Michigan ranks 5th – with more than 50,000 vehicle thefts each year – after California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona.

Practice these safety measures and reduce your risk

  • Don’t leave your car unlocked while unattended.
  • Never leave your car running while unattended.
  • Fully close all windows. Don’t leave even a crack open.
  • Don’t leave a spare key in or on your vehicle.
  • Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle. If you must, hide them in the trunk or under seats.
  • Park in well-lit, public areas.
  • Trust your instincts; if it doesn’t feel safe, park elsewhere.
  • A visible anti-theft device is an effective deterrent.
  • Audible alarms help scare thieves off.
  • Vehicle immobilizer systems render hot-wiring useless.
  • GPS tracking systems speed recovery of stolen vehicles.

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