Tips to Prevent Car Theft
The rising trend of car theft continues to soar worldwide. Almost every country in the recent past has seen a steep increase in auto theft cases. Although reported auto thefts in Australia has reached a record low in financial year 2012-13, a total of 45,764 passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (PLC) were still stolen in the country during the year. If you are interested in buying a new luxury car like Jaguar, this figure may disappoint you. The best way to protect your car is to have an electronic security device professionally installed in your car before you start using it. Having installed by the company-recommended Jaguar Locksmiths, the security alert system can keep your Jaguar safe from theft.
In case of failure of car door locks, lost Jaguar car keys, or auto lock repair, always seek expert Jaguar Locksmiths who are equipped with all the latest technologies and tools to get your requirements fixed within a few minutes. Authorized Jaguar Locksmiths are available 24 hour a day, 365 days a year and are much affordable than you could imagine. Apart from installing anti-theft tools, here are many other tricks that you must try to reduce the chances of being a victim of car theft:
Park smart: When parking at home, make sure you park your car under garage security lights or street lamps. In public areas, choose a high-visibility and well lit area. Thieves are less likely to try to steal your vehicle if it is clearly visible.
Use monitored parking: Avoid auto theft by parking in monitored parking lots that have security guards to keep a watch on your vehicle the whole time your car is there.
Always lock and remove the keys: Although it sounds silly, it is found that many cars are stolen with the keys in the ignition. Also, many car thefts happen because drivers leave their car unlocked when parking it outside their house. Therefore, lock the car doors and pull the keys out of the ignition every time you get out of the car.
Don’t leave valuables in the car: Never leave your personal accessories like laptop, cell phone, or wallets in the car. These may invite the thief to steal your vehicle. Also, avoid keeping registration papers in your car and have the vehicle identification number etched on the glass of the car. This will make it difficult for the thieves to sell your car on the black market and therefore, they will mostly likely avoid targeting your car.
Anti-theft device: A security alarm kit is one of the most helpful tools that you can use to secure your car. Thanks to recent technological advancements, there are many options like an electronic central locking kit, steel-encased engine disabler and steering-wheel clubs and pedal locks. Always get them installed by professional Jaguar Locksmiths in order to avoid future hassles.
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