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Keep Your Car Safe From Auto Theft

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Keep Your Car Safe From Auto Theft

Nobody wants their car stolen (obviously), but the sad reality is that in the city of Chicago experienced over 10,000 auto thefts in 2016 alone (see here). Auto theft is a very real risk we run living in the city of Chicago. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent your car from being stolen in the city. Our top five tips for preventing vehicle theft are below.

1. Lock the Doors

Ok, this one might seem pretty obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many people forget to do this. Makings sure you have working locks on all your vehicles doors is step one. If your door locks are broken, get them fixed, or you run the risk of a break-in. Next, remember to actually lock the doors when you leave your car!

2. Park Somewhere Safe

Garages are ideal, especially overnight, however this can be expensive in the city, and it’s understandable if you don’t have access to a garage. If this is the case, try to park in a safe neighborhood, or at least settle for somewhere well-lit.

3. Don’t Leave Valuables in Plain Sight

When a burglar can see valuable items in your car, they are more inclined to break in and steal them. Leaving your valuables in plain sight attracts burglars and entices them. You’ve got a glove box for this very reason—use it, or take your valuables with you.

4. Have an Alarm Sticker

The presence of an alarm is enough to deter most criminals from going near your vehicle. Making them aware that your car has an alarm system will usually help.

5. Take Your Steering Wheel

Pretty tough to drive a car without a steering wheel! If you’re parking in a dangerous neighborhood, consider taking your steering wheel with you if you’ve got a quick-release hub.

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1242 Google Reviews

I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

Over 50 years of service to the Chicago Area