Although cars and their security have come a long way in recent years, vehicle crimes still tend to be some of the highest recorded. However, several things can be done both to avoid criminal threats and to make sure your vehicle is running successfully for as long as possible. 1. Be Aware of Where You Are Regularly Parking Your Car There is a reason that many insurance companies ask for the details of where your car will be parked overnight. This is because parking a car on a quiet, dark street makes it much more likely to be the target of criminal behavior. Keeping a vehicle in a driveway or garage is the most secure place to park. However, if you want to be extra careful, it is recommended that you park as close to the house as possible, preferably in view of a large window.