Vandalism Safety Tips

Unfortunately, many of our customers report that their auto glass damage is due to vandalism. This section helps you learn how to prevent vandalism and what to do if you have been a victim.
Prevention is key.

Be certain to keep all valuables out of plain sight, and do not leave anything of great importance inside the vehicle when you’re away for any period of time.

Also, consider the following safety precautions:

  • Make a copy of your driver’s license, bank and credit card(s), passport or any form of identification to keep in a safe place at home
  • Create a list of the items generally carried in your wallet or purse
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Lock your car doors regularly
  • Use common sense and listen to your gut
  • Contact your local law enforcement agency for additional tips.
  • What can you do if you’ve been a victim?
  • If you are the unfortunate victim of vandalism, start by following the below safety tips. These will ensure that both you and your vehicle are protected.
  • Contact your local law enforcement agency to determine if a report needs to be filed
  • Contact Eastlake AutoGlass to get your glass repaired and protect your vehicle from further damage
  • Contact your insurance company if you have additional damage to your vehicle or consult them about property losses
  • If your wallet has been stolen, contact your bank to cancel any bank, credit cards and/or checks
  • If your credit cards have been stolen, consider creating a fraud report with all three credit agencies:
    1. TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289
      Fraud Victim Assistance Division
      P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790
    2. Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
      P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
    3. Experian: 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
      P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013


If your keys were stolen, consider changing the locks on your home