Rocky Point: Car Safety

Tips and facts on car safety in Rocky Point

It’s a sad truth, but car theft along the Border States is bad, no matter which side of the border you are on. Arizona routinely makes the top ten car theft lists, year after year, and the trend shows no signs of stopping.

In the southwest, the ‘big’ cars are usually the targets – SUV’s, trucks, anything that can handle rougher terrain. But the truth of the matter is anything with wheels and a motor is fair game.

Not surprisingly, having your car stolen in Mexico is a horrible experience, because it is complicated by things like

  The cross-border nature of the theft

  Having it happen in the midst of an unfamiliar justice system

  A whole class of bureaucratic stupidity I’ll just call “your insurance company’s policies on theft occurring outside of United States soil”.

My point is this: Car theft in Puerto Peñasco is just as much of a problem as it is in Tucson, Phoenix, Ajo, Nogales, Sonoyta, San Luis, and anywhere else within about a 300 mile radius of the US/Mexico border.

Because of this, you should make sure to take some common-sense steps if you are driving. Perhaps you’ve heard these before, but here are some common car safety tips that bear repeating:

  Always lock your doors. Don’t forget to properly seal those little vent windows, either.

  Always park in well lit, public areas

  Never leave any valuables in the car

  Alarms? Good. Anti-theft devices? Also good. Ignition Locks? Even better. Are they are cure-all? Certainly not, but the more ‘layers’ of theft deterrent you use, the better.

  This is reiterated on our insurance page, but don’t leave your insurance policies sitting in the glovebox. They do you no good if they are still sitting in the glovebox of the car you just had stolen.

  Almost forgot – got On Star? It’s completely worthless in Puerto Peñasco, according to some of my readers. Read on for more….

Renting a car is another option for you

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