Are you worried about being robbed or having your car stolen? If yes, then you should take note of these simple steps to prevent your vehicle from being broken into.
Car break-ins are common nowadays. Thieves steal cars for various reasons such as selling them for parts or using them in other crimes. In addition, thieves also target vehicles parked at night because they believe no one would notice their activities.
There are several things you can do to ensure your car remains safe and secure. First, park your car in well-lit areas. Second, don’t leave valuables inside your car. Third, install security devices such as alarms and steering wheel locks. Finally, lock your doors and windows.
If you have a car alarm system installed on your car, it will help deter thieves, also will increase the estimated price of your car valuation. When a thief attempts to enter your car, the alarm will be activated and alert you so that you can call the police. It is advisable to use an anti-theft device which has been approved by law enforcement officers. An approved anti-theft device includes keyless entry, immobilizer and steering wheel locking device. The latter two devices are used when parking your car outside.
There are many types of anti-theft devices available today. Steering wheel locks are usually used with ignition systems. They work by preventing anyone from starting the engine without a special key. Immobilizers are similar to steering wheel locks but they only function when the car is in motion. Keyless entry is another popular form of anti-theft device. This type of device works by allowing access to the interior of the car without a physical key. You must remember to keep track of where you store your keys. Do not leave them inside the car or in the glove compartment.
In order to make sure your car is free from any damage or loss, always drive your vehicle carefully. Don’t speed while driving. Also, avoid leaving your car unattended. Make sure that all lights are working properly before you head out. Stay away from dark places and unlit streets. Lastly, if possible, park your car in a well-lit area.
Parking your car in high traffic areas is dangerous. Be careful where you park your car. Avoid parking in narrow spaces and garages. These spots are easy targets for criminals. If you are caught parking in a bad location, the penalty may include heavy fines or even jail time. Even though parking in a garage offers protection against theft, it does not guarantee safety. Garage owners sometimes allow people to park illegally. Criminals often look for empty parking spaces and turn off the electricity to disable the security cameras. So, it is better to park on the street than in a private garage.
To keep your car safe from theft, there are some preventive measures you can take. Most importantly, never leave anything valuable inside your car. Keep your car locked at all times. Park your car in well-lighted areas and keep the door closed and locked. If you need to open your car door, make sure that you close it immediately after exiting. Use steering wheel locks to prevent thieves from stealing your car. If you have a car alarm, activate it whenever someone tries to start your car. Always carry an extra set of house keys. You might need them during emergencies. Never leave your keys inside your car. Store them in a place where you won’t lose them.
Mohamad Omary is the Managing Director of Car Wise. Sell My Car – CarWise Car Buyers – Dubai is a car buying company that has established itself as the go-to partner for those who want to quickly sell their used cars in the UAE; reaching 20,000 satisfied customers with their easy car selling process and excellent customer service. If you’re interested in finding out more about the most convenient way to sell a car in Dubai, visit CarWise.