Keep your car in good running condition. Make sure there’s enough gas to get where you’re going and back.
Have your keys ready before getting into your vehicle. Lock the doors immediately upon getting into your vehicle.
Always roll up the windows and lock car doors, even if you’re coming right back. Check inside and out before getting inside.
Avoid parking in isolated areas. Be especially alert in parking lots and underground parking garages. Park in well-lit areas.
If you think someone is following you. Drive to the nearest police or fire station, gas station, or other open business to get help.
If your vehicle breaks down, call for help on the cell phone, lock all windows and doors on the vehicle and don’t open the vehicle for anyone
until help arrives.
Never leave your credit cards or other important papers in the glove compartment.
Never leave any objects in plain view.
Do not mark your key chain with your name, address, and license number. Lost keys can lead a thief to your car or dorm.
Do not leave your dorm and car keys together with an attendant at a public parking lot. Your dorm key can be quickly duplicated and your address obtained from your plate number.
Use the “Club” or other auto theft prevention tools.
Never pick up hitchhikers.