If possible, park in a well-lit area and take your keys with you. Do not leave your car running even if you are going to just “run in” for a few minutes. An unattended car, with the motor running is an open invitation for it to be stolen.
Close all windows and make sure your doors are locked.
Do not leave loose change, paper money, or other items of value in plain view. If you have packages or other items of value, put them in the trunk.
Immediately contact the police if your vehicle is broken into or items stolen
Do not put your name, plate number, address or other type identifiers on your key ring. If your key chain is lost or stolen, it can help the finder locate your vehicle.
Keep you vehicle registration on your person, not in the glove compartment.