Important Tips To Keep Your Car Safe

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•Remember to always lock your car, even if you’re running into a store or your home for a short time.

•Always put your windows up.  Sure it’s a sweltering hot day but why draw attention to your vehicle by leaving them open.

•Clean out your garage of clutter and start using it what it for what it was built for, storing your car!

•If you park on the street, try to park in an area that is well lit with a fair amount of vehicular and or pedestrian traffic.  Any combination of these three can be enough to deter a thief.

•Any type of electronic devices such as navigation systems, iPods, laptops, etc. shouldn’t be left inside the vehicle.  If you have to leave them in the car, lock them in the trunk.

•If you have an aftermarket car stereo, remember to take the face piece off.

•Purchase a vehicle tracking system. They allow vehicles to be tracked by police after being stolen.  Most manufacturers claim a 90% recovery rate.

•Invest in an aftermarket car alarm.  Most are one-piece units with a siren and control module.  This type of alarm is triggered by vibration transferred to a shock sensor, or by voltage changes.  The alarm will assume that a sudden change in voltage is due to a door or trunk being opened, or the ignition being turned on.

•A vehicle immobilizer is another theft deterrent alternative.  It’s an electronic device fitted to an automobile which prevents the engine from running unless the correct key or other token is present. This prevents the car from being hot wired after the car has been broken into.

•Other theft deterrents include wheel locks that use a lock and key mechanism which can be secured around the steering wheel, brake, or clutch pedal arm.  Their steel construction makes them virtually impossible to cut.

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