Protect Your Car From Theft

Motor vehicle thefts are a serious issue in California. Countless cars are stolen everywhere. Here are some great tips on how to protect your vehicle.

Most new cars have top notch security systems, but there are many simple practices to protect your car.

  • Always lock your door and remove valuables from the vehicle. Thieves will target your car if they can see valuables
  • Do not leave your keys in the ignition. Keep the keys with you in a safe place.
  • Close all windows. Cars with open windows are easy targets.
  • If possible, park in well-lit areas. Thieves target cars in darker area. There are also more witnesses in well-lit areas.

Car alarms are a great way to protect your vehicle. Install a loud and obnoxious alarm system. Make sure to place an alarm system identification on your vehicle. This will deter thieves from trying to break into your car. You should have an alarm system that will notify you as soon as the alarm is activated. These alarms will ensure that you are notified of any possible theft. Have your car alarm installed by a professional car alarm installer. These experts know the tricks car thieves use.  It also helps to have steering column cars, brake pedal locks, and any other visible security measures.

New technology makes stealing much more difficult. You can add vehicle immobilizing devices and tracking systems. These additions reduce the risk of your vehicle being stolen. It will also be easier to recover your vehicle if it is stolen. Immobilizing devices work by stalling your car if it is hotwired. These devices include, smart keys with computer chips, kill switches, and ignition and fuel disablers.  Vehicle tracking systems alert the authorities that your car is stolen.

Keep your car’s tittle and registration with you. Car thieves look for your registration and insurance information.

Car thieves target sporting events, movie theaters, and shopping center parking lots. If possible, you should park in lots and garages with security or parking lots attendants. Whenever possible, park in areas with significant foot traffic. This will deter any thieves from targeting your cars.

Never leave a spare in your car. Car thieves will look for this spare care, and they know the best hiding spots for these spares.

Car theft is a serious issue. Each car is a serious investment. Thankfully, there are many ways to improve the security of your vehicle.

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