How to prevent your car from stealing?

May 15, 2010 in Men and cars by admin

Car theft has become a major issue among people who are buying new cars and those who seldom cared about car theft, and feel after their car is gone out of hands. Consider few things before you would see your dream car for the last time.

1. Never leave keys inside the car. Take them with you whenever you are moving out.

2. Check if you locked your car

3. Park your car in an open space which is well lighted

4. Keep the windows rolled up even if your car stands near your home.

5. Buy a proper visible mechanical locking device to lock the steering wheel and/or an auto theft alarm system.

6. Never leave your car running even if you will be gone for a minute.

7. If you have a Garage, use it. Lock the car and the Garage after parking.

8. Disconnect either the battery or the coil wire from the distributor cap if you have to leave your car unattended for an extended period of time. Car thieves will often not have the time or the desire to diagnose why the car won’t start.

9. Etch the vehicle identification number (VIN) onto the doors and major parts of your car with an electric engraver for extra protection. This helps to discourage professional car thieves, who will have to remove the markings to resell the car.

America’s Most stolen vehicles as reported by the NICB (National Crime Information Center)

  1. Honda Civic(1995)
  2. Toyota Camry (1989)
  3. Ford F-150 (1997)
  4. Chevrolet C/K 1500 (1994)
  5. Acura Integra (1994)
  6. Dodge Ram Pickup (2004)
  7. Nissan Sentra(1994)
  8. Toyota Pickup(1988)
  9. Toyota Corolla(2007)