Keeping Your Car Safe on Mischief Night

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Are you all ready for Halloween?  No doubt you’re prepared for the costume parties, and you’ve got your candy ready for tonight.  But have you given any thought to Mischief Night?

Mischief Night is also known as Halloween. It involves a tradition that goes back to the late 1700’s, and is deeply ingrained in our country’s roots.  Today, the tradition is carried on by pre-teens, teenagers and even some rebellious adults, who “celebrate” the occasion by vandalizing cars and homes.


On Mischief Night, pranks can range from the silly and mostly harmless silly string and toilet papering, to more harmful vandalism like: smashing windows, spray painting, powder-bombing or having your side-view mirrors ripped off.  Unfortunately some pranks can result in permanent damage and costly repairs.


Naturally, you’re going to want to protect your new Penske vehicle from these mischievous pranksters.  Here are some tips to keep your car safe from vandalism:


Park in your garage

Vandals won’t be able to get to your car if its safely nestled in your garage.  Don’t have a garage?  Park your car a friend or family member’s house – preferably one that has a garage or lives in a gated community.  You could also use a cover and secure it with a lock or cable, activate your car alarm and/or use a special kit that includes high strength plastic-coated steel cable and weather-proof lock.


Keep Your Lights on

Give the impression that you’re still awake and at home – even if you went out for a Halloween party.  This can intimidate pranksters, who will move on to a more vulnerable looking home.


Stay Home

Instead of going out for the night, why not throw the party at your house?  With lots of people around, the pranksters won’t want to attract attention and get caught in the act.

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