Next to being involved in an accident, having your vehicle stolen is one of your biggest nightmares. You rely on your car to get you where you need to go – and you’ve put a lot of your hard-earned money into it. Finding out that it’s been stolen is a huge hit in the gut that can leave your feeling traumatized, enraged, and completely clueless on how to handle the situation.
Fortunately, there are ways that you can minimize the risk of theft. Here are some tips that will help you from motor vehicle theft.
Never, under any circumstances, should you leave your keys in the ignition. Even if you’re just jumping out for a few seconds to fill up your tank or to grab something from inside, make sure you take your keys out of the ignition – and out of the vehicle. Leaving them in is a like sending an open invitation to a thief!
Even if you live in the safest neighborhood or park your vehicle in an extremely secure lot, there’s still a chance for motor vehicle theft. Thieves have a lot of tricks up their sleeves and often target areas that are thought to be extremely safe, so always make sure your doors are locked.
When the weather is warm and sunny, there’s nothing better than opening your car’s windows and letting the breeze flow through. Just make sure you close them up as soon as you park and leave your vehicle. Even if the keys aren’t in the car, a thief can use some pretty sneaky tactics to start your car and steal it. Plus, open windows make for easy access to any valuables kept inside.
We understand the current outbreak is worrying, and we want to take a moment to share the ways we can all help keep the workplace safe, as well as the steps we are taking as an organization.
Great Plains Auto Body has heightened cleaning and all front lobbies are removed all non-essential items. We are wiping down handles, chair handles, doorknobs, etc. to maintain the sanitary of our lobbies.
We are following the guidelines from the CDC in terms of sterilization and cleanliness on our lobbies at all our locations. If you have any questions about the extra measures we are taking at this time, please feel free to give us a call and we can speak with you about your concerns and work to a solution to best facilitate the repair process for all parties.
Thank you for your understanding and your support of our local business!
Wishing everybody safety and good health.