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General Car Security

Our Trips & Tricks To Keep Your Car Safe

  • Always lock your car.
  • Close all windows when the car is parked.
  • Never leave valuables in plain view, lock them in the boot or take them with you.
  • Use security systems such as car alarms or if this is not possible at least have security stickers on the car so as to deter potential theives.
  • If any valuable stereo equipment is in the car, remove the face of the radio/CD Player (if at all possible) and put it out of sight. Try to make this a habit!!
  • Get an immobiliser installed into your car.
  • Steering wheel locks though not entirely effective against professionals are good for stopping many joyriders. There are also new products that are kind of like a steering wheel lock except they hook onto your accelerator and brake pedals making it extremely hard for someone to steal your vehicle.
  • Lock your car even if you’re only stepping away for a short time and even if it’s in front of your home.
  • Park in well-lit areas. Avoid parking near forests, large vans or trucks, or anything else that limits your visibility.
  • Try to park if possible in a carpark with an attendant. Leave only the ignition key, with no identification.
  • Turn wheels sharply toward the curb when parking (this makes it harder for thieves to tow your car.
  • Keep the keys to your home and car separate and never attach a tag with your name and address to your key ring.
  • Park in well-lit, heavily populated areas. Trust your instincts, if something doesn’t feel right, find another place to park.
  • Avoid parking next to occupied vehicles.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Take note of emergency/pay phones near where you have parked in case you need to use them.