Do you know that 3 out of 4 people in the United States do not have car theft protection systems or any car anti theft device installed on their cars? Well even if they do, most them do not even bothered to activate these car anti theft devices. Just think about it, when was the last time you left your car idling outside while you were busy picking up snacks from the gas stations?
Let’s face it, car theft “market” for these car theft folks have been literally blooming and striving like a twister on steroids. According to Insurance Information Institute, US, the average value of a motor vehicle reported stolen in 2003 was $6,797, compared with $6,701 in 2002. The latest key statistic says that for every 25 seconds, a motor vehicle is stolen in the United States.
So instead of trying to be so alarmed with these figures, it’s time for you to take the bull by the horns and get started in doing every bit to prevent car thefts.
1) Lock it up.Lock your vehicle at all times, close all windows and sun roof and take your keys
2) Don’t be dumb by hiding keys in your car.Never hide second set of keys in or on your vehicle. The car thieves can outsmart you by knowing all the hiding places.
3) Hide valuables
Don’t think about leaving your valuables in your car and left to be seen by the potential car thieves. Items left in the open attract car thieves.
4) Protect Your Data – Beware of Identity fraud.Don’t ever leave any important documents such as bank statements, credit card bills/statements, or other personal information in your car. Car thefts can use this vital information against you and steal your bank money by accessing your bank or credit car accounts.
5) Do not dispose your Car registration
Some drivers literally take convenience up to the extreme. They often leave their car registration or car titles inside their car. Doing so may help the car thieves to dispose your car faster than you can ever imagine.
6) Parking StrategyDo you know that parking at the right place may literally prevent car thefts and protect your car altogether? It is best to park in well lit areas with plenty of pedestrian traffic.
7) Stop idling and learn to increase gas mileage.By leaving your car unattended might literally pose a danger to your car of being stolen, especially when you are at the
convenient stores or ATMs. The ebook “Gas Mileage Tactics” at http://www.extragasmileage.com will reveal to you that not only learning to stop idling will prevent car thefts, but also the potential wastage of gas and wear and tear of your car. So you’ll get two sides of the same coin literally.
8) Prevent Theft by Towing.You’d be surprised that thieves nowadays use tow trucks to steal vehicles. At the most extreme cases, some of them might pose as the bank credit officer and tow your car away in the broad daylight. So always use your emergency brakes and leave your transmission in the park position. You should also turn the wheels toward the curb. Although these steps will not 100% prevent auto thefts, but somehow or rather, this will make up a nightmare for the potential car thieves who use tow trucks to steal vehicles.