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Protect your car from theft

Protect your car from theft

Posted on 28/10/2021

Forces Mutual

Filed under Insurance

Car theft is unfortunately as bad as ever. In 2020 there were almost 20,000 more cars stolen than in 2019.[i] Even if your car is safely parked on base most of the time, it’s always worthwhile knowing the best ways to avoid getting your car stolen. This article will give you some tips to warn off any potential car thieves.

Simply things to do to keep your car safe

Keyless entry

Over the years technology for cars has improved massively, and for some people now you can unlock your car by just having your keys on you and close to the car. But how safe is this?

If you have a car with keyless entry, you might find the following security tips from Thatcham Research useful. The motor insurers’ automotive research centre advises you to:

Parking at home

Even if your car is parked on your driveway or the street near your house, its safety isn’t guaranteed. There are many small home CCTV systems which aren’t expensive, and they could help catch someone who does try to steal your car. A motion sensor activated security light may also put thieves off.

The more layers of protection you can add the less appealing your car will be to criminals.

And last, but by no means least, make sure that your car keys are not left in an obvious place such as a key hook by the front door or in sight when you are out and about, these are the first place would-be thieves would look.

Forces Mutual provides car insurance for the Military family. For more information about our Car Insurance and how you could benefit, click here or call 0151 363 5290.

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[i] https://www.rivervaleleasing.co.uk/blog/posts/uks-most-stolen-cars-the-latest-update-rivervale-leasing