Three ways to protect your vehicle from thieves…

1) Consider installing an anti-theft system if your vehicle doesn’t already have one. A device as simple as an alarm can help you catch criminals, or deter them from trying to steal the car in the first place. Thieves are reluctant to steal cars if they know they can be recovered quickly. Many insurance firms also offer discounts for cars that are fitted with anti-theft devices.

2) Be careful where you park your vehicle at night. If you can’t put the vehicle inside a garage or lock-up, consider parking it beneath a street light or in a well-lit area. If a thief is roaming the area, they will likely target a car that is in a dark, concealed place. They don’t want to risk being caught or compromised in the act.

3) It’s commonsense, but try to ensure you don’t leave valuables in your car. Those who are looking for a target are likely to pick out a car if they can see a wallet or a phone. While stealing the vehicle is not guaranteed, they’re only one smash-and-grab away from knocking off a new mobile or some cash.

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