According to Mark Hooper Detective Chief Inspector – Head of Association of Chief Police Officers Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (AVCIS) – “Even though high-end vehicles are break in or stole to order by offenders or criminals, those driving more affordable vehicles should not be at ease or unworried. No matter what car an individual drive, safety or security must be a main concern at all times.”
As a result of improvements and innovations in vehicle security the stealing rate is falling. Be that as it may, nobody is secure or safe from being the object and intention of theft.
There are quite a lot of ways to prevent your car from being stolen. For the most part anti-theft devices will claim to be more advanced or a cut above to all others. On the other hand vehicle or automobile safety and security tools or devices are not the one and only approach or system to safeguard or care for your vehicles.
Here are a few ways to protect your car from being stolen.
Park your Vehicle in a Garage
If you have a garage, take the time to make use of it instead of parking in the street where your car is more susceptible. The majority of cars are stolen from parking areas or off street. Parking your vehicle in a garage not only the appearance of the car, but also tends to put off thieves.
Do not leave valuables in vehicles
Never leave anything of value noticeable or visible in your car. A vehicle which has expensive items or valuables in plain sight is forever and constantly a focus or object for vehicle-thieves. Things like gadgets, credit or debit cards, money or jewellery ought to be securely stored in the glove compartment.
Don’t leave your car running
Never leave your car running unattended. Don’t leave your keys in the ignition when you step out to get a coffee. That’s something carjackers look for. Vehicles are generally stolen at petrol stations, ATMs, convenience stores, etc.
Keep your windows up and always lock the car doors
Instincts and common sense win out, and prevention or anticipation is the effective key.