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Lowering the Risk of Car Theft

Lowering the Risk of Car Theft
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Even though car security technology is constantly advancing, thieves seem able to overcome even the toughest of challenges such as high security locks. One of the reasons for this is that in many cases thefts occur due to errors on the part of the owner. Find out how to avoid such errors and how to adopt effective measures for keeping your vehicle as safe as possible.

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Lowering the Risk of Car TheftIf you buy a used vehicle, the first thing you need to do is to go for reprogramming of your chip car key. If necessary, you should also get the lock changed. It is important to ensure that the previous owner or anyone who used to drive the vehicle will not have direct access to it in the future. In general, no matter whether you buy a used or new vehicle, you should check the owner's manual regarding the security system. Read all the information carefully and follow the provided instructions and advice strictly.

One of the main factors for securing the car is the safe keeping of the ignition key. It is essential that you use a keychain. It adds weight and length to the key and in turn it becomes harder to lose and to misplace. You must adhere to all basic rules for vehicle security. The most important one of all is never to leave the key on the dashboard. This will also reduce the risk of a lockout considerably.

You need to realize that the single most valuable mobile item present on your property is your car. In recent years, it has become common for thieves to break into houses for the purpose of stealing car keys. That is why you must keep them properly secure. They should never be left on tables or easily accessible shelves. If you have a tall cupboard, you may want to keep the transponder keys inside on the highest shelf. It is best if you clean these items on a regular basis in order to keep them in good operating condition.

The level of security of the garage must not be underestimated. Even if you have an electric operator with access code, you should definitely consider adding a mechanical garage lock as well. It will make the garage and its contents much better protected especially when you are away from home for longer without your vehicle.

Do everything necessary to keep your car secure.

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