Five top tips for car security
4th November 2018
Given a chance, an opportunistic thief only needs a few seconds. If you let him, he’ll happily take that wallet you left on the passenger seat. Or that expensive shopping in your boot. Or even the car itself. In short, car security should always be taken very seriously indeed.
Here are five of our top tips at SR Key Solutions:
Don’t tempt criminals. Put valuables out of sight when you park. Disconnect items you power using your cigarette lighter, such as your sat nav, and store them in the glovebox.
- If you are locked out of your car, don’t attempt to break back in. You’ll almost certainly just damage your vehicle and still be left standing outside an hour later. Even if you do manage to force your way inside, you’ll probably leave your car weakened and more vulnerable than before to criminal entry. Instead, call a professional auto locksmith (and remember, many locksmiths specialise in property and won’t be able to help you with your car, although some disreputable property locksmiths might charge you for trying and failing). At SR Key Solutions, we’re expert auto locksmiths and we work across the north-west of England, from Southport to Wigan and from Liverpool to Lancashire. But, better yet…
- Don’t lock yourself out of your car in the first place! Always carry a spare key.
- Keep a record of your car security pass code (common with vehicles such as Vauxhall cars) on your smartphone, not in the car itself. Don’t give a criminal easy access to this vital data, which a professional auto locksmith can use when necessary to program you a new or replacement key.
- Keep your car keys out of the sight of people passing by your home, ideally locked away upstairs. Don’t leave them where they could be taken through an open window or hooked through a letter box.