How to protect your car
There are many things to protect your car from, but here we will look at one of the most important ones: how to protect your car from theft. Certainly you should ensure that your car is adequately insured against theft such as at www.endsleigh.co.uk, but there are several other precautions that you can take that will make theft less likely. Nowadays the cars most liable to be stolen are upmarket models.
The reason for this is that car manufacturers have made cars much more difficult to steal by fitting sophisticated alarm systems and immobilisers. As a consequence far fewer cars are stolen by young men for joyriding and the majority of thefts are carried out by professional car thieves, generally for sale abroad. Even professional thieves have difficulty stealing modern up-market cars. Breaking in, hot wiring and driving away is no longer possible. Even lifting the car onto a transporter will trigger alarms and immobilisers. As a result a large number of cars are stolen using the car key.
How is that possible? Most people leave their car keys lying around their home. It is far easier for a car thief to break into a house than it is to break into a car. Once in the house all he need do is look around and find the car keys, generally not very difficult, leave by the way he came in, and drive away the car. The car owner is unlikely to notice anything until the following morning when he notices that his car and his keys are missing. The answer is to always keep you car keys safe. Keep them in a safe or sleep with them under the pillow if you wish, but do not leave them hanging on a hook or on the kitchen counter. Fitting a tracker also helps. Many car thieves drive away the car and park it up for a day or so to see if it is located by the police via a hidden tracker.