How to prevent cars from being stolen in India

by IndianAuto Team | 22/09/2018
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You want to prevent your car from being stolen in India. Here are some tricks drivers can apply to protect their vehicle from thieves.

Suppose that, on a bad day, you stroll down to the street and find your auto stolen. Heartbreaking, right? What should you do? Keep a clear mind and file a complaint to the police, then wait for the police to trace your auto. You will be extremely fortunate if they figure out where your car is. However, be alert, be careful and you can avoid this mishap. The car is a huge asset and you don't want any thief to put a hand on it. Here are tips to prevent your auto from being stolen.

car thief trying to break into a car with a screwdriver

Car thieves find all ways possible to get into your car

1. Curb your car wheels when parking

One safe and simple method to protect your car from being stolen is turning wheels into the curb or turning them towards other cars. The thief will have to do more maneuvers, therefore, it is harder for him to get away in your car.

2. Lock the doors

This is essential regardless of where you park. Spend time checking all the doors and locking them. Even if your car is equipped with remote locking, double check it with your hand. This will not take much time but help you relieve. Remember to lock the car even though you just leave it for a while. It is the least complex of all, yet the most overlooked.

3. Check all windows

Cracked and open windows will increase the chance of your car being stolen. It will be easier for the thief to get inside a car with an open window. Have your broken windows fixed immediately and close all windows before leaving to avoid losing your auto.

4. Use pay and park

For people who do not have garages themselves, it is advisable to park the car in a pay-and-park place instead of using public streets. You have to pay fee to park your auto here, however, it is far cheaper than the expense you will have to bear if your car is stolen. Moreover, it is illegal to park cars on some streets. Be careful if you don’t want your auto to be towed away.

5. Try not to leave any valuable asset on the seats

Thieves will be attracted to cars which have laptops, cell phones or bags inside. Even if a car has an alarm, it just takes a few seconds for a thief to break the window, go away with all your assets and leave you with a broken car. Therefore, you should keep bags in the car’s trunk, put the mobile phone in your glove box or bring all valuables with you when you leave the car.

6. Have a security system

You should equip your car with a security system, an engine immobilizer or a GPS-equipped system. Car security systems from well-known brands like Autocop or Xenos include alarms and motion sensors which will go off if there is a theft attempt. The engine immobilizer installed on your auto will cut off fuel as well as battery supply in case the car is stolen. The GPS-equipped system will help you track down the auto faster if it’s gone missing.

a thief break the window and get inside the car

Some thieves risk breaking windows to steal cars

7. Use a tracking device

Like the GPS system, a tracking device can send you a message to tell you exactly where your car is. Besides, it provides information about car speed, fuel level, the current location, etc. The tracking device is installed at a secret location and you are the only one know about it. Though it is expensive, it will help you find the car faster.

8. Buy a steering/gear lock

If you live in an unsafe area which is full of car thieves, it is necessary to have a steering as well as a gear lock for your auto. This protection method is commonly used to protect cars that you do not drive often.

steering wheel lock

A steering or a gear lock will ensure your car safety

Suppose that, on a bad day, you stroll down to the street and find your auto stolen. Heartbreaking, right? What should you do? Keep a clear mind and file a complaint to the police, then wait for the police to trace your auto. You will be extremely fortunate if they figure out where your car is. However, be alert, be careful and you can avoid this mishap. The car is a huge asset and you don't want any thief to put a hand on it. Here are tips to prevent your auto from being stolen.

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