Keeping your belongings out of sight will help in deferring thieves from breaking into your vehicle. If a theif walks past your vehicle and cannot see anything worth stealing then they will most likely ignore your car. It’s best to get into the habit of not leaving valuables in the cabin of the car, if you have to, lock your belongings in the glox box out of sight but it is always best practice to keep your belongings in the boot when your vehicle is being left unattended.
If you lock your car everytime you leave it, this might seem like basic advice. But believe it or not, there are many people who do not lock their vehicles after they’ve used them, and that leaves their vehicles vulnerable to theives. So ensure that before you leave your vehicle unattended that you’ve locked the doors, windows, sun roofs and boot to ensure that your vehicle isn’t left open to thieves.
Do you know where your keys are right now? What about your spare key? Did you know that one of the most popular methods of stealing a car is by “fishing through letterboxes”? This is when they literally fish through your letterbox and attempt to hook your keys, so yes – you guessed it, don’t leave your keys near your front door, instead keep them somewhere safe inside your house. Also, never leave your keys with somebody you don’t know.