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What Can You Do Against Car Theft?

Jul 8th 2019 at 4:06 AM

Your personal belongings are always in danger of being stolen. This is particularly true when it comes to vehicles. They are expensive and very useful, so the payoff is also extremely high. It can even be stripped down to its bare parts and sold, or used as a tool to commit other crimes. You need to protect your vehicle from theft.

There are a few simple tools you can use with your vehicle to help deter or even prevent theft.

The first and primary tool is your vehicle's car alarm. Luckily this tool already comes pre-installed with all modern vehicles. It can help deter most thieves since they prefer to work quickly and quietly. However, even if your vehicle already has an alarm, it does not mean it is safe. Car alarms are so commonplace that most people have become desensitized to them, so they are not 100% likely to deter thieves. Other tools may be necessary.

Another useful tool is a steering wheel lock bar. A lock bar is a convenient and compact tool that can be placed on your steering wheel to prevent it from being turned. This can usually deter a thief since its presence makes it a huge inconvenience for them to attempt to remove it. A brake lock is also an effective tool to prevent theft. Brake locks secure to the bottom of the brake petal so it can't be suppressed.

The final tool is quite effective and most modern cars possess one, a tracking device. Tracking devices are useful for determining your vehicle's position via GPS if a thief manages to make off with it. Tracking devices are one of the most useful functions vehicles have these days and can be quite powerful when used with other tools. Some companies can even disable your car for you once they find out it was stolen, often causing thieves to abandon the vehicle. Sadly, older vehicles do not come with this function and it can be an expensive system to add to your car. Please research which tools would be most effective for you and your vehicle before you buy.

Locks Around the Clock is here to remind you that while it is good to lock criminals out of your car, be sure you do not lock yourself out by accident.

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