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Warming up your car in the cold

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According to the Lima Police Department, running your car with the keys inside is illegal within the city limits. According to the Lima Police Department, running your car with the keys inside is illegal within the city limits.

With the cold weather, you might be tempted to warm your car up before heading out, but leaving your car unattended with the keys inside can be a bad idea.

According to the Lima Police Department, running your car with the keys inside is illegal within the city limits, and that the only legal way to have your car running without being inside is with an automatic starter.

While warming your car up is a good way to keep yourself safe from the winter weather, there is still a chance that someone could break in to your car.

"The biggest thing that we want to tell everyone is with a lot of the crimes, you just have to look out for yourself because there might be people walking past by the car and will check the door handle; if the handle is unlocked and they’re cold with it being negative degrees, they'll jump in and they may want to only go to the other side of town, but they will take it there just to stay a little warm," said Patrolman Justin Halker with the Lima Police Department.

LPD also says that even locking your car with the keys inside still runs the risk of someone breaking into your vehicle. 

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