Do you know how to keep your car safe from vandals? There are a number of ways to do this, and today we’re going to discuss those, along with the right car insurance to cover the cost of vandalism repairs.
Use your garage
If you have a garage, store your car there whenever possible. Some homeowners choose to store other items in their garage and park on the street or driveway. But this isn’t always the best idea. If you can, get creative with storage so you can fit your car in your garage to help keep it safe from vandals. Not only does this help protect it from vandals, it helps you avoid other criminals like car thieves, and it also shelters it from storms and hail damage.
Cover it up
If you can’t store your car in the garage or you don’t have one, consider buying a car cover instead. Vandals tend to target vehicles that are more easily accessible, rather than opting for one they have to remove a cover from.
Covering your car and keeping it in a garage are two of the best ways to protect it from vandalism. But here are some of the other basics to remember:
- Keep your doors locked and windows rolled up.
- Never leave your purse, wallet, phone, backpack, briefcase, or laptop in your car where thieves and vandals could see it.
- Park close to your house or under a bright light to deter thieves.
- Consider adding an audible alarm to scare off anyone who touches your vehicle.
The right insurance
Finally, you need to make sure you have the right insurance in place to protect you from the cost of repairing vehicle vandalism. If you only have the minimum car insurance in your state, it won’t include vandalism coverage. Instead, you’ll need to purchase comprehensive insurance. In addition to vandalism, this can cover or help with costs associated with theft, storms, and falling objects.
To learn more about the right car insurance options for you, give ASA Insurance a call today so we can help.