It is never safe to leave a child unattended in a vehicle, no matter the weather or the situation. If you are parking your car, always take your children with you, no matter how short the errand.

A handgun may be locked in the glovebox to safely secure it. For optimal security against theft, consider a gun safe made for automobiles—fitting under seats or replacing a center console.

Your catalytic converter is an essential part of your vehicle, designed to reduce the pollutants and toxic gas your emissions system produces. It is located on the underside of your car, in the exhaust system between the exhaust manifold and muffler.

Catalytic converters use of valuable precious metals including platinum, palladium, rhodium, and gold has made them a target for theft so thieves can sell these metals for scraps.

The problem is especially common among late-model trucks and SUVs, because of their high ground clearance and easily removed bolt-on catalytic converters. Welded-in converters are also at risk of theft, as they can be easily removed with a reciprocating saw.

While your car will function if your catalytic converter is stolen, an emission control device is required by law in all 50 states for a vehicle to be driven on public roadways. Your car will be very loud, with noticeable emission and smoke coming from your exhaust system, and a check engine light.