Avoiding Vehicle Theft

The following 10 TIPS are provided by the California Highway Patrol to help you act now to prevent vehicle theft.


Avoid Vehicle Theft

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1. Always lock your vehicle.                           

2. Always utilize anti-theft devices. 

3. Always park your vehicle in a well-lighted area at night.

4. Always make sure you receive an ownership certificate when purchasing a used vehicle.


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5. Never leave your keys in your vehicle.

6. Never hide a spare ignition key on the vehicle.


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7. Install an audible alarm system.vehicle 4

8. When possible, park your vehicle in a secure garage.

 9. Beware of your surroundings prior to leaving your vehicle.

10. NMVTIS Consumer Protection Video (English)

11. NMVTIS Consumer Protection Video (Spanish)

12. NMVTIS Website Link

​Californians can help eliminate auto theft by reporting possible vehicle theft activity by calling:

1-800 TELL CHP (1-800 835-5247)


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