Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Tips to prevent car thefts on the rise

Car Steering Wheel Lock

The borough has seen lots of cars being stolen and one of the good old fashioned ways to prevent this theft is to fit a steering wheel lock as shown in the image.

If you have keyless entry or smart key,  a Faraday pouch which has a RFID blocker as an anti-theft protection bag is also a great idea as shown in the image below.

Faraday pouch which has a RFID blocker

The above are easily available online (example Amazon - click on the caption links in the images shown above), however it is a good idea to shop around for the particular size and build quality to suit your car needs.

Make sure you lock your cars even on your drive, if you have auto-locking fobs do not leave them close to the front of your properties as they can be cloned. (this has happened to quite a few of Bexleys residents). Using the above measures makes it harder to have your car being stolen.

If you have a catalytic converter, check with your manufacturer on advice to prevent its theft.

Type in 'car theft' in the search box on this blog to find further help and advice on this subject.


 

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