Not many will agree that car theft is avoidable. Or at least there is a way for us to make car theft more difficult to deter potential trouble makers.
Assuming you follow simple common sense protocols while parking your car, we can safely say that you could easily outwit a potential thief by securing your car. Before touching on how you could secure a car, let us briefly enumerate little common sense tips that could help you build a level of resistance against any attempted car robbery.
To begin with, you should never leave your keys in the car. If you have briefly disembarked from your car for a hiatus, make sure that your car’s ignition is off and the keys are with you. Some people do have a tendency to leave the engine on idling mode while they take a brief hiatus.
Keeping your vehicle registration papers in the car is making life easy for the robber, and it will ensure that your stolen vehicle gets disposed off sooner than you could think of. Keep the car registration papers with your own self.
Ensuring the health of your car means you are ruling out situations where you could be left stranded on desolate spots looking for help. Remember, you and your car are more susceptible when your car is not in motion. It is always more difficult to overcome a vehicle and its owner when they are driving at full throttle.
Besides these common steps, you could look at securing your vehicles by making use of electronic gadgets and surveillance systems. As an example, you could deploy an electronic alarm system that will go off if anyone makes an attempt to break open the window or door of your automobile.
You can use ingenious techniques to lock your car steering or simply cut off the fuel supply whenever your car is parked. And if you are one of the techno-geeks, you could look at GPS tracking devices to monitor your vehicle at all times. A GPS tracker will ensure that your car is always sending signals of its presence and path to you for an effective and close control. This could be especially useful for business fleet managers.
However, preventing car theft will require a conscious effort to be made on your part to be more careful of how you manage your car and also on how you wish to secure your vehicle.