By following these tips, you will reduce your chances of being the victim of a vehicle break-in or theft.
Always take your keys: Never leave them inside the car. Hiding a second set of keys inside your vehicle is not recommended as extra keys can easily be found if a thief takes the time.
Always lock your vehicle.
Park in well lit areas.
Never leave your vehicle running while unattended: Why make it easier for thieves? Even if you will only be gone for a minute, vehicle thefts can happen very quickly. This is especially true during cold mornings when many owners leave the vehicle unattended to warm up. Also, it is against the law to leave your motor vehicle running with the key in it in Wisconsin.
Do not leave valuables in plain view: Hide them under seats, lock them in the trunk or glove box, cover them with something. Leaving valuables in plain view will attract thieves and make your vehicle more desirable. Never leave your purse or wallet unattended inside your vehicle.
Park in a garage: If you have a garage, use it. Vehicles parked outside or on the street are more vulnerable to theft and vandalism. When parking in your garage, lock the garage door and your vehicle. By locking both, you will greatly improve your chances of deterring thieves.
Never leave the title inside the vehicle: Thieves can and will use it to sell your stolen vehicle.