Top Tips for Keeping Your Car Safe

If your car is attracting unwanted attention, there are a few tips you can follow to make sure your car isn’t stolen. Here’s our guide on how to keep your vehicle safe.

Do not leave your valuables on display

Hide any valuables in a lockable place – such as a glove box or your boot. If you are unsure, it may be better to take valuables with you.

Keep your car locked

This one might seem really obvious, but it’s vital that your car is locked when it’s not in use. According to the Office for National Statistics, 44% of vehicle thefts happen when the car doors were unlocked.

Don’t leave your vehicle unattended when it’s running

During the winter months, it may be tempting to leave the car running unattended whilst the engine warms up. Opportunist thieves are known to take advantage of this. To make sure that it doesn’t happen to you, do not leave your car unattended with the engine running.

Park your car in a well-lit area

Areas with good lighting and CCTV coverage will deter thieves from targetting your motor.

Use a good quality Steering Wheel Lock

A steering wheel can be a great deterrent against thieves driving away with your vehicle.

Protect yourself against keyless theft

According to security company Tracker, over 90% of the cars stolen that were recovered in 2019 were keyless entry models. To help reduce your risk of theft, you should keep your fob turned off and stored in a safe space when not in use.