Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Protecting Your Toyota Car From Theft

If you think that Los Angeles car shoppers love their Toyota cars, you should know they’re not the only ones. For years now, cars like the 2017 Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry have topped lists of the most-stolen cars. If that statistic gives you pause, don’t worry; just be proactive. There are ways to keep yourself and your Toyota vehicle safer.
Vehicles can be stolen for any number of reasons, whether to be sold, stripped for parts, or taken for a joyride. There are some common-sense — and surprisingly easy — ways to safeguard your car.

     Never leave your car running, or with the keys in the ignition
     Always keep your car locked, even if you’re only going to be a minute
     Don’t leave your spare key and/or key fob where it can be found easily
     Avoid areas that aren’t well lit or that don’t have other cars parked nearby
     Keep your valuables out of sight — or locked in the trunk
     If a situation or area doesn’t seem right, listen to your gut

Your Toyota car, truck, or SUV has a few tricks up its sleeve as well. Arming your alarm always helps. We also suggest that you consider Toyota Safety Connect. It’s an inexpensive subscription service that gives you a stolen vehicle locator as well as collision notification, roadside assistance, and an emergency assistance button.*

It’s also worth remembering that thieves need two things: stealth and speed. If you can slow them down or draw attention to them, they’re more likely to decide your car isn’t worth the trouble. 

You can get more safety tips and advice to get the most out of your Toyota vehicle’s safety features by visiting Keyes Toyota at 5855 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys, CA today!

*Terms, conditions, and limitations apply. Your Van Nuys Toyota dealer will have the details.

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