Thieves will know which cars are easy targets and which ones have tough security systems. Deterring them from breaking into yours is the concern and many drivers would instal defensive devices to avoid surprises. The bonus is lower insurance rates offered by many companies when you buy well-protected automobiles.
Today quite a few vehicles come with high-end gadgets that are hard to break. For example, consider steering wheel locks and alarms. Even they manage to get in and started the engine they cannot use the steering wheel without the key. Alarm will not stop either that makes it easier to catch a thief on the act.
If extra security installed in the factory, you will not have to mess with wiring it again. Besides, it may work out cheaper and you don’t have to worry about them being approved by insurers. Whichever way, you may get the initial investment back in several years with the premium savings. Actually, preventing a theft saves you a lot more considering the hassle you have to go through and increased premiums afterwards.
If you have a high-end or sports car you know how much the insurance can cost. Those are on extra demand and you may want to consider installing satellite-tracking system. Today, they come with remote disabling function as well. It is pretty cool and effective to stop them getting away.
Theft prevention doesn’t stop with installing fancy gadgets. It requires constant minding especially if you are living in a metropolitan or a high crime area. To start with, buying or renting properties with garages or private parking facilities gives you peace of mind and lower premiums.
If this is not possible, you need to mind where you park it overnight. Choosing a well lit spot whenever possible is advisable. It will be helpful if you can see from your window too.
Use common sense all the time. Always make sure that it is properly locked and keys are not left visibly in a shop, office or home. No matter how short, never leave it running when you are out. All the best alarms will not help if someone can get to the keys.
Another good practice is never leave valuables in autos. They will break and damage it as they only need a few seconds to get to those items and run away. These may sound basic when we put it on paper plainly. However many people don’t follow these basic rules.
Recent surveys suggest that more than half of the drivers surveyed left valuable items in their cars. Quite a few left letters and bank statements, which may lead to identity theft too. At least one third left the keys in the vehicle or left it running at least once. Those figures are amazing and show how easily a careless moment leads to stolen auto.
Nobody likes to be an easy target. If they do, they can only blame themselves. The hassles of looking for a stolen automobile, filling forms and even looking for a new one are not something you would like. Plus, it could disturb your family’s sense of security in the neighborhood.