Holiday thieves target parking lots
After work and weekends are the most popular times for people to go holiday shopping, so consider shopping during the day or before noon on weekends. This will not only help you avoid overcrowded mall parking lots — lessening the chance of theft and damage — but it also will help you to get in and out of stores quickly.
No matter when or where you go holiday shopping, safety always should be a first priority — especially when it comes to the car, because mall and shopping-center parking lots are prime targets for car theft, car vandalism and robberies. To keep you and your car safe and secure during the holiday season, www.Insurance .com has provided some helpful holiday shopping safety tips:
Always park where there is plenty of light, and if possible, park close to your destination.
Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with camper shells or cars with tinted windows.
Close all windows and lock all doors.
Take note of where you parked your car and what store entrance it is nearest.
Shop with a friend or family member — having someone walking with you