Strengthening car security is not complicated
On many occasions, car thefts occur due to the owner’s carelessness when leaving the keys in the vehicle while refueling at a gas station or when going down to buy something quickly in a store. In others, the theft does not affect the vehicle, but the interior items or the trunk.
Both situations are usually a serious inconvenience, but there are ways to avoid it, or at least minimize the chances of it happening. Because if; all is not lost, far from it. And to achieve it (and that they can never try the achievement to steal your car and what’s inside) we can do everything in one way totally free.
Or what is the same; strengthen security of the vehicle does not always have to be complicated or expensive. With these simple gestures or tips you will achieve it and, incidentally, you will be able to avoid being robbed inside the car or the car itself.
There are very effective anti-theft solutions
In this, the truth is that there are situations that occur more than usual, which refer to theft in cars. Hearing that “my bag was stolen in the car” is not pleasant at all. We immediately think that this is going to be solved with our contracted car insurance, but what the vast majority of insurers do is cover the theft of car accessories. But all this as long as they are in series and have been declared in the policy.
Currently some brands such as Tesla have anti-theft solutions very effective, however, depending on a very high level of technology can make us more vulnerable and take its toll on lovers of what is foreign.
The spark plug rack
The first trick may not be comfortable for you to do every day, but you can put it into practice if you are going to leave your gasoline car parked for several days without touching it. It’s about opening the hood, disconnect two spark plug wires that are close to each other of their respective spark plugs and exchange them.
As the spark will arrive in the wrong firing order to the engine, the car will not start, at least as long as it is a three or four cylinder engine. The thief will put his hands to his head; «?why won’t it start if it has a battery and gasoline?»… You won’t understand.
What’s more, if you had time and could even open the hood to take a look (for example, by being in a garage in the middle of the night), you wouldn’t be able to guess what was wrong. Of course, you have to remember well what the authentic order of the cables when you finally go to take the car, because otherwise you won’t be able to start it either.
Check that you have closed correctly
As obvious as it may seem, avoiding being robbed is also part of this. And it is that we often tend to be aware of several things at the same time and have a confusion is not something rare. Whether for longer periods or if you park for a moment to enter and exit any establishment, turn off the car engine, close the door with the remote control and pull to see if the door is closed.
It is important that you check manually because on some occasions the remote controls do not work correctly, either because there are radio frequency inhibitors nearby or for other reasons.
Do not leave objects in sight
To ensure that your car goes as unnoticed as possible, it is essential not to leave objects in sight, especially if they are of value. We want to go unnoticed by thieves, so leaving a bag, glasses cases, mobile navigation support or any valuables in the car seat is the first step in getting them to notice your vehicle.
It is best not to leave anything inside, but if there is no other choice, it is preferable put it in the trunk before arriving at the car park to avoid being watched.
Lock the steering wheel
Another accessory that will not hurt to increase safety is to use, in addition to other measures, a good steering wheel lock system. It is a simple solution, not definitive but clearly visible to thieves from outside the vehicle, and which usually discourages attempted theft due to the added complications it entails.
They are also not infallible, but they also tend to deter thieves. It is about mechanical jammers that are installed on the wheels, similar to those used by the police to immobilize badly parked cars, and that prevent the vehicle from moving, even pushing or towing it. It consists of a clamp-like clamp that is attached to one of the car’s wheels and can only be released with a special key.
Avoid parking it anywhere
We know that sometimes it is difficult to find parking on the street, but to prevent your car from being stolen, one of the best ways is to avoid those spaces where the car does not have a residential building in front of. The thief wants to avoid confrontations and is always afraid that the owner, seeing him from his window, will run down and force him to flee.
By the way, whenever you see broken glass on the sidewalk, forget about leaving your car there; when a thief has done well in one place, he always tends to come back.