CALGARY (660 NEWS) — It’s hard to stay outside when temperatures have gotten as cold as they have.
Sometimes the battle comes down to driving in a cold car or leaving your car warming up while you wait inside. For those who own remote starters, it’s a no-brainer.
For those who don’t, it’s a tough battle to face every day.
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Calgary police are continuing to urge people to not leave their car warming up with the keys inside.
On Wednesday alone, CPS reports finding 120 vehicles left idling in driveways and on streets across the city from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Hey #yyc, we know that it’s cold out!
For the rest of the week we will continue to be out in this cold weather in an effort to prevent warm up thefts across #Calgary. Last winter, there were almost 500 vehicles stolen while they were left running to warm up. pic.twitter.com/fLDrHK9FNs
— Calgary Police (@CalgaryPolice) January 16, 2020
Police also report 9 cars that were left warming up were reported stolen.
A few tips police have provided to help keep you from becoming a victim:
• Never leave a running vehicle unattended, if the keys are inside the vehicle or if the vehicle has been started with a keyless ignition or push-button start
• Use a remote starter whenever possible and keep your vehicle locked
• Use a steering wheel lock to deter thieves
• Never leave spare keys or garage door openers in or around…