3 Car Security Tips for Owners of Small Vehicles

Thinking about ways to protect your vehicle from theft?  If so, you will want to consider these 3 car security tips for owners of small vehicles outlined below.

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Invest in a Security Alarm
Installing a car security alarm is a long-term investment you’ll be glad you made – especially if someone attempts to break into your vehicle. Talk to a security specialist to learn more about the best devices to fit your needs. Source: ProtectYourHome

Prevent Visibility Issues
Sounds like an obvious one, doesn’t it? But you’d be amazed how many people don’t bother. Satnav systems are the most obvious trinkets that get left on display, but mobile phones, wallets and cash are also theft magnets.
You should take these items with you if you can, but if you can’t, make sure they’re stashed well out of sight of prying eyes. Use your car’s glovebox or boot, or if it’s fitted with one, the lidded storage compartment in the central console.
Don’t just think in terms of valuables, either. Bags, coats, and even jumpers are all attractive to a thief, even if they aren’t worth much, because of the possibility that they might conceal something that is, so don’t leave them in view on the seats.
Also be aware of leaving important paperwork on view, so that it isn’t targeted for the purposes of identity theft. Source: Telegraph

Be Careful With Your Keys
With advances in vehicle security over the years; one of the easiest ways for a thief to steal your car is to first get their hands on your keys. According to the British Crime Survey seven percent of all household burglaries in 2008 involved taking a vehicle, so make sure that your spare set of keys are well hidden4 Keys left on the hall table can be ‘fished’ through the letter box and a bunch of keys left on your office desk is an open invitation. The rising trend for ‘car key burglaries’ seems set to continue as a growing number of vehicles are stolen to order. Source: QuotelineDirect

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