Nowadays, pretty much everyone owns a car. If you are here, then we can probably assume that you do too -- or at least that you will soon.
However, with owning a car in Fort McMurray comes great responsibilities -- and no, those responsibilities don't just entail your safety and the safety of others on the road. As you probably already know by now, car theft is one of the most common crimes in Fort McMurray and Alberta, and unlike what most people think, older cars tend to be stolen more often than newer cars.
Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this from happening to you. The first thing that you will have to do (if you have not done so already) is request your free Fort McMurray car insurance quote. This way you will be sure to always have someone backing you up should everything else fail.
So without further ado, here is how you can avoid car theft:
1. Choose your parking spots carefully. This is very important, especially if you are going to leave your car parked there for a few hours. In our experience, well-lit areas are the best. Whenever possible, try to park in the vicinity of a surveillance camera -- and don't forget that the closer your car is to an exit, the more likely to be stolen your car will be!
2. Lock your doors. Okay that might sound like a given -- but really, you'd be surprised at the amount of people who forget this simple step.
3. Invest in an alarm system. Not only will an alarm system keep your car safe: It might even reduce your monthly insurance premiums! Of course, the louder the better, so don't hesitate to spend some money on a quality alarm system.
4. Think like a thief. Lastly, look at your car through the eyes of a thief. Be sure to always keep valuables away from preying eyes as well. The more attuned you are with the safety of your car, the less likely to be stolen it will be.