Make Your Car Tough To Steel

"No Cost" Precautions

  • Take Your Keys. Nearly 20% of all vehicles stolen had the keys in them.
  • Lock Your car. Approximately 50% of all vehicle stolen were left unlocked.
  • Never Hide a Second Set of Keys in Your Car.
  • Park in Well-lighted Areas.
  • Park in Attended Lots.
  • If You Park in an Attended Lot, Leave Only the Ignition/door Key.
  • Never Leave Your Car Running, Even if You'll Only Be Gone for a Minute.
  • Completely Close Car Windows When Parking.
  • Don't Leave Valuables in Plain View.
  • Park With Your Wheels Turned Towards the Curb.
  • If Your Vehicle is Rear-Wheel drive, Back Into Your driveway.
  • Always Use Your Emergency Brake When Parking.
  • If You Have a Garage, Use It.
  • When Parking in a Garage, Lock the Garage boor and Your Vehicle.
  • Disable Your Vehicle When Leaving it Unattended for an Extended Period.
  • Replace "T"-shaped boor Locks With Straight Locks.
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • Engrave Expensive Accessories.
  • Drop Business Cards, Address Labels, or Other I.D. Inside Vehicle doors.

In Vehicle Protection

  • Ignition Kill Switch.
  • Fuel Kill Switch.
  • Visible Steering Wheel Lock.
  • Floorboard Locks.
  • Gearshift Locks.
  • Tire/Wheel Locks.
  • Hood Locks.
  • Armored Collar Around the Steering Column.
  • Alarms.
  • Vehicle Tracking.

Register in the Texas HEAT Program Contact 1-800-CAR-WATCH

For more information call North Central Patrol Division at (214) 671-0499