Do you know what a puffer is? No it’s not a fish that puffs up as a form of defense and it’s not a well-insulated ski jacket. It’s thief-speak for your car if you’re one of the many drivers who leave your car running in the driveway each morning so you can drive off in a nice warm car. That tell-tale puff of white exhaust floating out of you tailpipe is a smoke signal for passing auto thieves. What does it say? “Take me, I’m yours.”
Police in Washington as well as across the nation warn that a car running in the driveway is asking for trouble, but it falls on cold ears! If you’re one of these drivers, there is a precaution you can take. Install a remote starter. It may seem counterintuitive but they actually deter theft. Most starter installations include keyless entry and will lock the doors, while other systems have a feature that disables the car if the brake pedal is pushed without the key being in the ignition.
However, nothing will outsmart thieves. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Make sure your auto insurance covers your car adequately. Contact Accurate Insurance Inc. in Spokane for a review of your policy.