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  • Yeah, you love your car and you can't imagine your life without it.

  • It’s your baby!

  • But what have you done to protect it from all the bad guys who might be after it?

  • It turns out even simple little things, like stickers, window etching, or taking the manual

  • out of it can help!

  • 1.

  • Don't attract thieves

  • In many cases, it's not the car the thieves are after.

  • It's that shiny new laptop you dropped at the front seat (because you're only out for

  • a minute, right?).

  • Or maybe your designer purse that looks like it's stuffed full with valuables.

  • Things like that are hard to resist, and often lead to a break-in.

  • So take an extra moment to hide your belongings in the trunk, and your vehicle will be less

  • tempting for criminals.

  • 2.

  • If you like it then you should have put a sticker on it

  • One thing car thieves don't like is getting caught.

  • Another thing they aren't big fans of is a rear window sticker that informs there is

  • an alarm or tracking system installed.

  • They know it might not be true, but chances are they won't want to check it.

  • 3.

  • Mark it You don't have to put a leopard print on your

  • vehicle, but you can get its ID number engraved on each of the windows and light covers.

  • Replacing the glasses to sell the car will cost them extra money, and thieves aren't

  • enthusiastic about it.

  • You can also play spy and leave marks on different parts of the car with an invisible pen, or

  • cover it in micro dots with your ID details.

  • This won't stop thieves but will make it way easier to track the vehicle if it gets stolen.

  • 4.

  • Don’t leave the engine running.

  • Believe me, it only takes a moment for a car to be stolen.

  • It could be that very moment you left it to grab a coffee at a gas station.

  • Or that time you started the engine on a cold winter morning and went back inside to read

  • your morning paper in the warmth of your house.

  • Hey my car was here just a minute ago….

  • Speaking of your house … 5.

  • Remember there is no such thing as totally safe

  • Even if you live in a calm neighborhood with respectable adults around, bad guys can get

  • in there, unless there are guards at the entrance to the block.

  • So when you park by your front door after a hard day at work, you still have to lock

  • your vehicle.

  • In fact, double check if you did.

  • Thieves cruise neighborhoods at night in search of unlocked cars.

  • You don't want them to be lucky, right?

  • 6.

  • Keep those windows closed, too.

  • If they can stick one finger inside, criminals will rock their way in to go further and get

  • the door unlocked from the inside.

  • So make it a ritual before your leave to check if your windows are closed, too, not just

  • doors.

  • 7.

  • Always keep aneyeon your keys.

  • (No, not literallythat would be creepy.

  • [eyeball hang on the keychain]) Are you hiding them somewhere under your car

  • not to get locked out some day?

  • Criminals know about this little trick just like they know about your house keys under

  • the door mat.

  • Uh huh.

  • A handbag on a coffeeshop chair, the stairs or a little table by the front door of your

  • house aren't the perfect place for your keys either.

  • 8.

  • Park in the right places Don’t leave your four-wheeled friend in

  • a dark neighborhood with a bad reputation and no security cameras.

  • Aim for a well-lit area and try to get as close to business entrances as you can.

  • Those places always have security cams.

  • A parking garage is not the worst option, but if it’s isolated, youre putting yourself

  • at risk.

  • Again, try to stay close to a security cam to discourage those bad guys.

  • 9.

  • Watch how you park it

  • When you park your car, always use emergency brake and lock the steering wheel.

  • Make sure there is some obstacle, like a wall or curb in front of the vehicle.

  • It will give thieves a much harder time trying to tow away your property.

  • This is especially powerful on an incline.

  • Do you park car this way?

  • Let me know in the comment section below.

  • 10.

  • Be careful with public parking lots

  • It comes in handy to leave your vehicle as you go shopping, watch a game of sports or

  • fly away (with or without a plane), but public parking lots are all thieves' favorite.

  • Because they are open to the general public, anyone can wander around picking the car they

  • like and checking if it has any security measures.

  • So be extra careful when you must park there and try to find a spot closest to the building

  • entrance and under a security cam.

  • 11.

  • Don't try to overhide your car

  • So you've found a perfect dark isolated spot for your ride in the parking garage of your

  • apartment complex, thinking it's safe because no one will find it.

  • Well, thieves will!

  • And they're going to love it.

  • Isolation means less attention to them, as well.

  • And since they're smart and usually get in there at night, chances are no one will interrupt

  • them at all.

  • And if someone does walk in there, they'll hear it and have enough time to disappear.

  • 12.

  • Don’t ignore physical extra precautions

  • A lot of insurance companies offer good deals to car owners that care to install physical

  • anti-theft devices.

  • They know bad guys will think twice and most likely decide not to try breaking into a well-protected

  • vehicle.

  • There are all sorts of locks: a steering wheel lock also known as the club, tire lock (this

  • one is often used by the police on improperly parked vehicles), and hood locks.

  • A baby monitor with night vision and audio can also scare away criminals.

  • And if not, you'll have perfect proof they were there.

  • Car alarm also works as an excellent thief-deterrant with its loud sound.

  • 13.

  • Don’t leave your vehicle registration inside

  • Leaving your vehicle registration in the car is like giving carte blanche to criminals.

  • They can easily present it to police officers when stopped.

  • And your insurance information and VIN can help them get new keys made to unlock the

  • car no problem.

  • If you aren’t the only person using the car, find some secret place to hide the registration

  • and only tell your closest buds about it.

  • 14.

  • Your car manual doesn’t belong there either

  • It’s not the instructions on how to work that machine the thieves are after.

  • It’s the secret valet key you might even not know about.

  • You can normally find it in the back of the manual or pop it out of a plastic insert.

  • And you can unlock the driver’s door and even start the vehicle with it!

  • 15.

  • Take extra care if you have an older car.

  • Thieves do love luxury sports cars, but they will often aim for an older ride just because

  • it's way easier to steal.

  • Cars manufactured more than 20 years ago have an ignition system that's really easy to crack

  • if you know how to do it.

  • So if you're a vintage fan, add some physical protection to your favorite set of wheels.

  • 16.

  • There is no such thing as «unwanted» car Thieves steal cars of different makes and

  • even colors for different jobs.

  • An anonymous-looking white van, for example, is perfect for transporting stolen things.

  • Some cars are stolen for older hard-to-find details, othersfor their super powerful

  • engines.

  • 17.

  • Spice up your life

  • If your ride is particularly desirable to thieves and hard to get, they can start spying

  • on you to figure out the best time to get it.

  • So if you start your engine every day at 8, then stop at the same coffee shop and drive

  • away to your office on the same route, you might be helping them plan a crime.

  • They could plot an attack when they find the weakest link of this logical sequence.

  • So shuffle things up a bit.

  • 18.

  • Install a tracking system If your car isn't equipped with it, get it

  • a GPS tracker.

  • It might not prevent the worst from happening, but it will be super helpful at locating your

  • ride if it gets stolen.

  • Or there’s my personal favorite.

  • You can forget about all 18 of these ideas if you simply take public transit.

  • No worries.

  • Okay that’s too simple.

  • Alternatively, you can choose to drive a really well maintained pre-owned car that looks like

  • junk from the outside.

  • Highly likely itll be there the next morning.

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