Follow These 5 Tips to Stop Car Thieves in Their Tracks

October 22nd, 2018 by


That’s the number of vehicles stolen every hour, according to the FBI.

While car theft is common, there are some ways you can reduce your chances of falling victim to this crime.

Follow these tips to keep your vehicle safe.

1. Keep track of your keys

Did you know that there’s technology available that allows car thieves to intercept the signals going from your key fob? Outside your home?

Using this nefarious trick, they can open your car doors and get away with your vehicle without you ever knowing.

The best way to prevent this is to keep your keys in a special protective pouch that blocks the wireless signal.

2. Protect your WiFi

Cars with WiFi hotspots are vulnerable to hackers who can use it to gain access to your car’s electronic controls.

Treat your vehicle’s WiFi as you would any other device. Use a hard-to-guess password and always keep your software up-to-date.

3. Invest in a vehicle tracking system

Technology can also work for you instead of against you.

With today’s smartphone apps, you can track your car on your mobile device.

Actually, you don’t even need to go that far. Just having the sticker on your window may be enough to cause would-be car thieves to move on.

4. Buy an anti-theft device

Don’t underestimate the power of steering wheel locks and car alarms.

Many thieves don’t want to put too much effort into taking your car and will move on if a “job” seems too complicated.

5. Don’t neglect common sense

While technology presents some additional threats in today’s world, you can’t forget to pay attention to the basics.

  • >Don’t leave your car unattended and running.
  • >Keep your windows up and your doors locked.
  • >Park in well-lit areas with a lot of people.

No matter what brings you to Serra Acura, our People Pleasin’ staff will be happy to help you with all of your vehicle needs.

Come and see us today!

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