Tips for Automobile Security

Signal Secure wants you continue owning your vehicle until you are ready to get rid of it. Many car owners, because of carelessness and unconcerned behavior, invite thieves to steal their car. The chances of having your car stolen are greatly minimized by simply removing the opportunity through a few precautionary measures.

  •  If a thief finds it too much trouble to try to steal your car, he or she will give up and move on. By following these simple, yet effective car security tips, the chances of your car being stolen are greatly diminished.
  •  Always take the key out of the ignition, roll the windows up tightly and lock the doors whenever you park your vehicle, no matter how quick the errand.
  •  Park in a well-lit, open and busy location if possible. A car thief would rather work where he is not seen. Check your vehicle from time to time.
  •  If you have a garage, use it! Lock both your car and the garage.
  • Install outdoor motion detector lights that will shine on your driveway and back yard. They are a much better deterent than a light that is on all the time.
  • Never hide spare keys in a secret place or in a magnetic key box under the hood or other accessible places. Experienced car thieves routinely check the visors and ash tray and look under the floor mats.
  • After parking your car, set the emergency brake and put the car in “park,” or in gear if it has a manual transmission. To make it difficult for a thief to illegally tow your car, turn the steering wheel sharply to the left or right and remove the key to lock the steering column.
  • Don’t keep the car’s title in the glove compartment; keep it in your wallet or purse. You could even make photocopies to keep at home.
  • Don`t keep anything of value in your glove compartment, and do not lock your glove compartment. Otherwise, some inquisitive thief may break it open to see what`s inside.
  • Put packages and valuables out of sight in the trunk. These include such items as laptops, MP3 players, expensive sports equipment and clothing. Put these items away before parking your car.
  • When selling a car, DON’T let a stranger take it for a test drive alone. If a prospective buyer wants to take the car to a mechanic for an appraisal, volunteer to bring the car and be present during the entire inspection.
  • Some car thieves will act as a potential buyer when you are selling your car. Do not discuss many details of the alarm system when selling the car, only show how the car alarm system works after the car is sold.
  • Thieves will trigger your car alarm to see what your reaction will be. They may do this repeatedly in the middle of the night in the hope that you get fed up with the “false alarms” and turn off the alarm. Eventually, they’ll trigger the alarm and it won’t work because you have disabled it out of annoyance.
  • There are cases when victims are made to believe that they were involved in a minor car accident, and therefore most likely get off his vehicle for inspection. Call the police and your insurance company and wait until they arrive before leaving your car.
  • Drive in the center lane. This deters carjackers from approach the car.
  • Don’t stop to assist a stranger whose car is broken down. Help instead by driving to the nearest police station and inform them about the situation.

 

One thought on “Tips for Automobile Security”

  1. Great Tips against Car Thieves. I have one more: When parking your car in a non-watched street or if for a long period of time, remove the main wire from distributor or one of the main fuses from the -fuse box-

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