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The best way to minimize your car from being stolen is to make it less desirable to car thieves. No that does not mean intentionally making your car ugly. The best way to discourage a car thief is to show how difficult it is to steal your car. The more time and effort they would need to steal your car, the more chances they will move on to another one. How do you make your car appear this way? Here are some tips.
USING ANTI-THEFT SECURITY SYSTEMS
Do you sometimes see a huge metal bar attached to a steering wheel? It is attached to the wheel when parked so the steering wheel cannot be turned. Yes, there are ways to go around this, but it takes extra effort on the thieves part. It is very visible even from outside your car which helps deter criminals.
Car security systems often come with a kill switch. It is a hidden switch the cuts off the engine, so they are unable to stop them. You also have options for car alarms and other security systems. You may want to install the sticker label on the windows so car thieves can easily see it is equipped.
ETCH YOUR VIN ON THE GLASS
Again, we are going with the theme of extra effort for the thieves. Having your vehicle identification number on the glass windows will require the thief to replace your windows once he has your car. It takes extra effort, and money, to do. It helps to deter would-be carjackers away as well.
TAKE PROPER CARE OF YOUR CAR
If your car is in good working condition, then it sends a message that the car is well cared for. It means you have taken steps to help deter theft. Proper care also means proper storage and parking. Always be mindful of where you park. Avoid dangerous places, and stay in well-lit areas. Always lock your car, even when you are running it. Never leave the key in and the engine running while it is unattended. Also, do not leave valuables or things easily seen inside your car. It also helps attract thieves.
Keep your car safe and secure all the time with the tips mentioned above. Minimizing risk means being mindful of your surroundings, taking extra precaution, and always staying alert. Complete protection means having the right insurance coverage as well. At Old Bay Insurance Agency, Inc., we aim to make our client's life easier with policies that are tailored to their needs. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (410) 777-5390. Get your free quote today by Clicking Here.