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Today we are giving you our top tips on keeping your vehicle safe from theft. Feel free to share our tips on Social Media to help keep your friends and family safe.
Choose A Well-Lit Area
Whether you’re parking on the street or in a garage, your best option is to park in well-lit areas. Parking under garage security lights or well-lit lamposts makes thieves less likely to target your vehicle if they can be seen easily and end up drawing attention to themselves. Public car parks in the UK are ideal places to park your car overnight as they have extensive CCTV monitoring the premises. This is great to consider if you have to park in an unfamiliar area overnight. (Just make sure you have bought a ticket if you need one!)
Stay Away From Car Park & Garage Exits
Thieves are more likely to try to steal cars closer to car park or garage exits, because they will allow them a quicker getaway. Try to park in the middle of a row of cars in a heavily trafficked area of the car park or garage. Making sure your car wouldn’t be a quick easy job is a good strategy to avoid car theft.
Going Out For The Day? Pay For The Most Secure Car Park
Monitored and secure car parks that are watched by security guards cost that little bit more to gain entry, but thieves will pass them by in favour of less secure vehicles in unmonitored areas. Avoid car theft by parking in a car park that has security guards who stay on site throughout the time scale that the car park is open.
Lock All Of Your Car Doors
Many car thefts happen at home/ Domestic Properties because drivers feel safe parking in their own driveways and leave their car unlocked. Always lock all the doors of your vehicle, even if it is just outside your house.
Invest In Additional Security Measures
Most cars already have an alarm system professionally installed in the car, but if your car doesn’t make sure you get one installed by a professional and one that meets your insurance requirements. Loud alarms will quickly deter car theft. Alarm system professionals can also recommend systems to deactivate your car’s ignition system, requiring a key or activator to start the vehicle. Another great deterrent for your vehicle is a steering lock.
Never Leave Valuables In Sight
The most obvious one is to not leave anything on show. This maybe a simple tip but it goes a long way. I understand people forget they have left something on the back seat but I advise you to always double check before getting out your car. It might just save you a huge bill.
Feel free to call us and discuss your security needs on 0161 762 9936