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.
Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention
Always Remove the Keys
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!
Keep Your Doors Locked
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.
Close the Windows
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.
Great Plains Auto Body Services
AUTO BODY REPAIR
Our worksmanship is second-to-none when it comes to complete auto body repair. In addition, we have years of experience in aluminum vehicle repair.
PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR
From hail damage to door dings to everything in between, trust the local experts to remove minor dents and get your car into showroom shape.
PAINT MATCHING & REPAIR
Expect outstanding paint work with our computerized mixing system, environmentally friendly water-based paint technology and downdraft paint/bake booths.
Our computerized laser measuring system and Celette fixture bench will return your vehicle’s structure and frame back to factory specifications.
ON-SITE CAR RENTAL
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is conveniently located on-site at both Omaha locations. You’ll be en route to your destination in no time at all.
We have the latest in diagnostic testing technology which helps us efficiently determine the right path for your auto body repair.
We offer a professional 24-hour towing service at all three locations. We respond quickly, and handle your vehicle safely and securely.
Stay in the loop regarding your auto body repair with our convenient text messaging system. Real-time updates leave your day worry-free.
We have a great relationship with all of the major insurance companies and can help negotiate your claim to your satisfaction.