Although you can not ensure your vehicle will not be stolen you can take a few easy steps to prevent the likelihood of it happening, by making it more difficult for a thief to steal your vehicle and its contents.
For tips and more information to help you avoid having your car broken into or stolen please contact the appropriate industry organization in your area.
Your brakes are obviously one of the most important components on your automobile. Proper care and regular maintenance is essential to protect both yourself and others from the potential harm caused by faulty brakes. Some signs that your brakes may be failing or require maintenance include:
For tips and information regarding child seat safety please contact the following organizations:
Road safety is an important issue on today’s crowded roadways. For statistics and information regarding road safety and its impact on social and medical costs please contact Transport Canada.
Cell phones can be valuable equipment in a car when you need to call for assistance. However, they can also be a distraction if they are used while driving, and many jurisdictions are considering restrictions on cell phone use while driving.
For safety’s sake, don’t use your cell phone while driving. If you need to make a call, stop your car safely away from traffic before picking up the phone.
Being involved in an accident can be a very stressful event. To help you protect both yourself and your interests, we have provided some basic hints:
These tips are general rules of thumb only, and may not fit all situations. For the definitive word, contact your insurance broker for more information.
Burglary is always a crime of opportunity. Here are some interesting facts you should know about burglary:
To best protect your home, look at it from a burglar’s perspective. What are the vulnerable parts? If you take a few simple and inexpensive steps to make sure your home is not an attractive target, you’ll greatly reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
The goal of indoor crime proofing is to secure your premises, and to make them appear occupied at all times. Here are a few simple tips:
There are many things that you can do to the exterior of your house or in the yard to deter burglars and make it more difficult to force entry.
If you are going on vacation it is especially important to make your home appear inhabited. To fully protect your home you will need to enlist the help of trusted neighbours, family and friends. Here are some things that you can do:
Note: Before you leave, you should tell someone you trust:
Despite your best efforts, a burglar may still penetrate your home. If you return to find that your house has been robbed: