How To Keep The Grinch From Stealing Christmas
Though you can never completely remove the risk of theft, there are special precautions you can take to help deter a would-be burglar from taking targeting your car:
- Shop at populated retail centers, and during daylight hours whenever possible
- When shopping at night, park in a well-lit area, preferably close to the store or mall entrance
- Avoid parking between two large trucks, vans, or SUVs, because thieves can hide between the larger vehicles
- Hide your purchases in the trunk or under the hatchback cover
Don’t leave your new purchases in the car even when in your own driveway. More than one-third of all vehicle thefts occur at a home or residence.
If your car is full of gifts that you’ve purchased, and they are stolen, is the loss covered by your homeowners insurance?
Gifts (and all personal property items) in your car should be covered under your homeowners or renters insurance policy above the amount of your deductible.