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9 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR CAR FROM THIEVES

It’s no secret that car related crime is high around the Hunter and police are under funded to deal with all offenders and those who do get caught receive a very light penalty for their crimes.

Everyday in the community notice boards around the Hunter you will read between 5 to 10 reports of car related crimes from cars being stolen to cars being damaged or broken into. A new trend we are seeing a car side mirror being stolen.

What can you do to protect your vehicle from thieves?

  • Insure your vehicle for fire and theft
  • Park your car off the street and near your house.
  • A guard dog in your yard is enough to deter most thieves
  • Always lock your car
  • Install a car alarm
  • Detection dash cams that activate when someone enters your car or the car number or shaken
  • Buy a club lock for your steering wheel
  • Install a kill switch for your vehicle
  • Install CCTV Cameras to watch your driveway.

Thieves usually go for easy targets as they need to be in and out quickly anything you can install that will slow a thief down will make them think twice before touching your car.