Auto Theft Prevention may Help Keep Insurance Rates Down

Global positioning systemThere are a number of things consumers can do to help prevent their automobile from being stolen. If certain measures are taken, insurance companies may even lower a person’s rates.

Consumers should never leave their windows open, not even a crack, when someone is not in the vehicle, Fremont Michigan InsuraCorp advised. This is an invitation to thieves, signaling easy access to the automobile. Drivers should also never leave their doors unlocked, an unattended car running, or keep a spare key in an easily accessible spot. Parking in well-lit areas is also encouraged, as well as not leaving valuables in vehicles.

There are some precautions involving monetary investments that may be worth the cost. These include installing an audible alarm system and vehicle immobilizer, Fremont Michigan InsuraCorp said. GPS tracking systems also allow security companies or law enforcement to track a stolen vehicle. In some cases, auto insurance companies provide discounts for having any of these devices.

Consumers should contact their agent to find out if any auto insurance discounts are given for taking extra safety precautions to protect their vehicle.ADNFCR-3298-ID-19833447-ADNFCR

About John Pirro
John Pirro is a licensed fire and casualty insurance agent specializing in various aspects of the auto insurance industry. He worked in the auto body repair industry before taking a reporting position at Online Auto Insurance News.

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