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How To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Auto Theft

Apr 6, 2008
Your car is one of your possessions that you can hardly afford to lose. Many activities now of modern living would call for the use of a car, with the pace of life now much faster compared to the days before the wheeled vehicle came into being. Moving about your day-to-day activities without a vehicle could mean a more tedious and time-consuming routine for you. Thus, it is necessary that you have the appropriate measures in your home designed for avoiding auto theft.

It is best to have a completely closed and locked garage for your car as an essential part of your house. This will ensure that you sleep better, knowing that your vehicle is safe from any thief who may try to steal it. Imagine what effect it will have on you if you wake up in the morning to find out that your car is missing!

A car parked inside a locked garage is definitely much safer than a vehicle parked in the open in your driveway. Insuring a locked garage for the night is mandatory to protect your main means of transportation in going to your place of work, in conducting your kids to school, in marketing for the needs of the family, and so many other movements you have to do as part of your daily routine.

A pet dog sleeping in an area in your house right next to your garage is a very effective warning system that you can have as part of the security measures for the car as well as for the entire house. Your canine friend, with its strong sense of smell and hearing, will always detect anybody in the vicinity and wake you up with its barking in case an intruder comes near your place. A car thief, on hearing the dog's bark, will likely back away from any bad intentions he may have.

Install security gadgets in your garage, electronically activated, to create an alarming noise in case an unauthorized person intrudes into the building. Again, this electronic gadget is a practical warning device that not only alerts you of a potential thief, but on its own, may even scare the intruder away before he can do anything.

Other instances that may expose your car to theft include those times when you park it in unattended public lots for long periods. Avoid leaving your car in these places. Even when you have to park on the road there may be instances when thieves attempt to steal it. When you park along the road turn your wheels sharply toward the curb, so when somebody attempts to take it, he cannot just drive away easily. It will be prudent to install an automatic steering wheel locking device in your car for added protection.

Make it a habit always to lock your car when you park it, to make sure that if one is thinking of stealing it he cannot do it as easily compared with an unlocked vehicle.

Sound alarm devices placed inside the car, with its wiring integrated with the vehicle's electrical system, is also a practical warning system. Once there is an unauthorized attempt to open the car doors the gadget inside creates a lot of noise that attracts the people around and scares away the potential car thief. If you are within hearing distance, you can call the police right away for assistance.
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