Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Protect Your Car from Thieves

With the holidays often comes a lot of travel and sometimes car theft is an unfortunate part of that travel. When you are out holiday shopping, your vehicle could also become a potential target for car thieves. The busy holiday season is one of the most perfect ones for car thieves because car owners are distracted and stressed. 

So what can you do to deter thieves? 

There are many common sense precautions that you can take. For example, don't leave your keys in the ignition. Always lock your windows and doors, even if you are only going to be gone for a few minutes. It only takes a car thief a few seconds to leave with your vehicle. Always park in well-lit areas, and if you can, in areas where you will be able to see your vehicle. You should also make sure that if you leave anything of value in the vehicle, that it is locked up in the trunk or storage compartments, so thieves can't just spot them. 

Warning devices are good ways to deter thieves. These are things like tire locks, alarms, theft-deterrent decals, VIN etching, steering column collars and so on. Another way is with immobilizing devices. These are devices that bypass the ignition and keep the car from turning on, even when hot wired. These are are kill switches, disablers, and the like. 
You can also get tracking devices for your cars. These employ GPS and wireless and police can track your car wherever it goes. LoJack and OnStar are two such systems that can help you track your stolen vehicle. 

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  1. Good info. I have seen so many careless people.