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When you purchase a vehicle, you will find yourself bogged down in tax and insurance applications as well as organising finance options too. However, as vehicle crimes continue to grow on a daily basis, it is also important to consider security guidance too. To help you avoid being the victim of a vehicle crime, take some time to check out our top tips for keeping your car safe!
Get to Grips with Your Security Features
All cars come with some level of security as standard, and your first step to keeping your car safe is to learn about what comes with yours. Talk to the person you are buying from, check with a car dealer or read the car manual to find out which features you have access to and how to use them.
Lock Up Every Time Your Car Gets Used
It may sound like an obvious piece of advice but remembering to always lock your car is an essential step you should take. It doesn’t matter where you stop or how safe you feel an area is; locking your car protects it from being stolen. Many victims state that they left it on the drive for a minute only to be the victim of car theft – lock up and avoid this fate.
Park in a Well-Lit Area
When it comes to parking your vehicle, you are always better off when you choose a car park that has CCTV, bright lighting and lots of other car users around. These areas tend to deter car thieves as the risk of getting caught is far greater than in more secluded places. If you do need to park somewhere that isn’t covered by CCTV, then think about additional security measures you can put in place, like a steering lock.
Take Valuables with You
If you have valuables in your car, then it is important to take them with you when the car is empty; this way, you are less likely to have your car broken into. However, if you are unable to take them with you, then take the time to hide them safely so that they are not on display. You can place them in the boot of the car if there is a boot cover or under car seats if they are small enough to fit.
Make Sure Your Alarm Works
If your vehicle comes with an alarm installed, then do not forget to test it on a regular basis. Doing this will reduce the risk of you being broken into, and it fails to sound. If your car does not have an alarm, then it is a good idea to install one retrospectively.
Take Time to Talk to Your Insurance Provider
Insurance companies are as keen as you are to avoid car thefts and crimes as this leads to claims. If you aren’t sure what the right cover is for your needs or you want to discuss any specific security requirements on your policy, then get in touch with them and ask for help. Doing this will not only get you accurate advice but will also help you to avoid compliance problems if you ever do need to claim.
Install Anti-Theft Features
With more cars stolen each day than ever before, it makes sense to protect your vehicle with anti-theft devices to ward off potential criminals. Some of the main devices on offer include steering locks, insurance approved vehicle trackers and dashcams that continue to record when you are away from the vehicle. Car trackers in particular are becoming increasingly popular. Insurance trackers are referred to as Category S7 trackers and Category S5 trackers – which one you choose will depend on the insurance classification of your vehicle. On Tracker Team the best selling trackers come from the biggest names in the industry including Scorpion trackers and SmartTrack:
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Our TrackerTeam engineers install your tracker at a time and location to suit you.
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Some of our Frequently Asked Questions
An S7 tracker is a entry-level tracker that does not stop the car from being stolen but does track the vehicle’s location and this can be viewed by yourself on an App and the monitoring station who monitor the vehicle for you.
This will suffice your insurance if they have told you that you need an S7 tracker fitted but bear in mind that next renewal they may insist on an S5 Tracker and unfortunately, it’s not upgradeable so maybe worth opting for the S5 in the first place.
We offer 0% finance over 4 months on all our trackers.
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Tracker Team supply & install a wide range of stolen vehicle trackers from award winning manufacturers. We are fully TASSA and Thatcham approved installers. We don’t ask our engineers to install 10+ trackers a day and rush the jobs we want them to carefully fit the unit in your vehicle and hide it away so it cant be found easily.