Protect Your Vehicle From Gas Theft

Protect Your Vehicle From Gas Theft http://learningcenter.statefarm.com/auto/safety/protect-your-vehicle-from-gas-theft/ bb3 Dec 3, 2010

By Staff writer State Farm™ Employee

Thieves have found a new target: the gasoline from your vehicle. As the price of gas rises, so do the number of gas-theft incidents. Here's how you can help protect your vehicle and your pocketbook:

  • Always park in well-lit, well-traveled locations.

  • Park in your garage or driveway whenever possible. If you have to park in the street, do so under street lighting near your house.

  • Avoid parking in public places for extended periods of time. For example, rather than leaving your car in the airport parking lot for a week, ask a friend or neighbor for a ride.

  • Position your vehicle so the fuel door is seen from a main road.

  • Consider installing a locking gas cap, even if your fuel door locks.

  • Remember to call 911 if you see suspicious behavior, such as someone putting a siphon into a gas tank or acting strangely around parked cars.

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