As we approach winter it's easy to make a mistake, which provides a car thief easier access to our vehicle. None of us like to be cold or drive our vehicle without warming up the engine a bit, but we need to remember that a motor vehicle unattended with the engine running is a favorite among car thieves!
Where we live auto theft is not a stranger to our county. We all have to take necessary precautions. If you need to pre-heat your car and engine make sure you have a spare key so you can lock the car while it is left running. Also, make sure it is parked where you can visibly see it until you return to the vehicle. It's nice to have your car interior warmed up before you get in, but if your car is stolen in the process suddenly that luxury of a warm vehicle wasn't such a good idea.