Your car is one of your dearest possessions and you definitely can’t imagine a day without it. Besides you invested your hard earned cash to own the motor vehicle. With increasing vehicle theft at an alarming rate you need to keep your four-wheeler safer than before. The National Crime Report Bureau’s findings stated car theft accounted for 44.36 percent of total number of theft cases happened in India, during 2011. Uttar Pradesh tops the list, followed by the state of Maharashtra and Delhi. Motor vehicles are easy target these days with fast reselling capacity. Parts of the four-wheeler can be easily sold separately which makes it even more difficult to track down. Of all the cases only 24.2 percent of cars are recovered. Here are the few tips that every four-wheeler owners must know:
Never Forget to Lock Your Car
Locking your vehicle when travelling through neighbourhoods you are not sure of or when you park your car in a garage or public place; is one the best ways of safeguarding your four-wheeler from theft. Not alone the doors, it’s advisable to keep your windows shut as well, to ensure complete safety.
Leaving Your Car Running Unattended, A Big NO!
Sometimes in hurry we tend to leave our motor vehicle for few minutes without turning off the ignition, without locking or leaving key in the car, these are the common scenarios when most of the automobiles were stolen. So leaving your vehicle running unattended is sure way to attract car thieves.
Don’t Leave Valuables in Your Car
Valuables like laptop, mobile, bag or purse, jewellery or cash should not be kept visibly when you leave your four-wheeler, as it may tempt thieves to break the windows for the valuables. If there is no way at all, then keep your valuable items in a place where it can’t be seen easily. But it’s better to avoid keeping costly items when you are not around.
Always Park in Safe Area
Park your vehicle in a safe and well-lighted area so as to protect your valuable possession from any untoward incident. On the other hand, parking in an area which is notorious for theft or criminal activities, there are high chances that your car can be stolen or even damaged. So park safe and be safe.
Don’t Leave Car Documents
Never leave car documents like registration number, driving license or ID card in your car. These documents can be used while selling the stolen vehicle. In case of theft, identifying car documents will make things easier for thieves.
Care Your Vehicle Regularly
Keep your personal mode of mobility in good shape. Check your gas or fuel before starting for a journey so that you may not end up at a place far away from fuel station. Also, timely check up of your car will reduce chances of sudden break down. And well-maintained vehicles are harder to break or stolen.