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How to avoid being a victim of car theft

According to the Office for National Statistics, there were almost 358,000 reported thefts from or of a car in 2014 alone. Since then the number of cars being stolen has risen by 30 percent!

This is staggering, your car is a valuable asset to any family and you should feel safe when leaving it.

Here are a few simple tips to help avoid it.

  1. Check it’s locked, and check again. Sounds obvious but it is important
  2. Park in the right place, check the area and if you don’t feel safe there then your car probably isn’t safe either.
  3. Hide your belongings. Don’t make your car into a shop window!
  4. Add to your security equipment. If your car didn’t come with an immobiliser or alarm you can always add it yourselves.
  5. Use the security features your car has. A lot of modern car’s offer a wide range of features such as ‘automatically lock on pull off’. They are here for a reason…use them.
  6. Think about where you keep your keys.
  7. Keep an eye on your number plate…this one may sound a bit strange but criminals are stealing number plates and using them for It can get you in a lot of trouble if not reported right away.
  8. Never leave your car running unattended!
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