4 Ways to Keep Your Car Safe While You’re On Vacation

Blacksburg and rest the of Southwest Virginia is a beautiful place for vacation destinations. However, it’s hard to relax and enjoy yourself when you’re constantly worried about your belongings. Here are some tips from Dove Insurance Agency to help you keep your car and personal items safe when you’re away from home.

  • Keep everything hidden. When you overpack your vehicle with personal items, the overflow is forced into the seating area. Through the window, potential thieves can clearly see that your car belongs to a traveling person. Remove yourself from the target list by keeping your vehicle clear of incriminating clutter.
  • Invest in travel insurance. Your personal auto insurance policy likely covers your rental vehicle. However, temporary policies offered by the rental office are a good idea too. If you do run into problems, your primary policy won’t be affected and you won’t inadvertently end up on-the-hook for exorbitant out of pocket costs.
  • Deflect and distract. If you absolutely have to store things in the passenger section of your vehicle, use sun shades to cover your front and rear windshields. This reduces visibility and makes it harder for potential thieves to see your stuff.
  • Pick your parking space carefully. Take the time to find the security cameras or booths in your chosen parking venue. Situate your vehicle so that there is an uninterrupted line of sight between your car and the camera. If a theft occurs, you’ll have clear photographic evidence, which makes it more likely that you’ll get your things back.