Regina area Ford Has Tips for Drivers to Prevent Auto Theft

Regina area Ford Has Tips for Drivers to Prevent Auto Theft

Have you ever been a victim of car theft?  According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, auto theft are costing Canadian nearly $1 billion every year.  Car theft is big business for thieves.  Regina area Ford has tips for drivers to help protect them from car theft.  The thing to remember is to make your car less desirable.


Top 5 Cars Stolen in Canada 2012

Thieves are on the lookout for 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles.  Higher-end vehicles that can go off road are the main target because they fetch big money overseas.

  1. 2000 2-door Honda Civic SiR
  2. 1999 2-door Honda Civic SiR
  3. 2006 4-door, 4-wheel drive Chevrolet Trailblazer SS
  4. 2007 4-wheel drive Ford F350 Super Duty Pickup
  5. 2005 4-door 4-wheel drive Cadillac Escalade

5 Tips to Deter a Car Thief

Less desirable doesn’t mean you need to drive an undesirable car; it means you want to make it hard for the thief gain access.  Cars that are out in the open are not as easy to access when the thief wants to get in and go quickly.

  1. Turn off your car and take your keys with you.  Never leave your vehicle running and unattended regardless of the length of time.  In the time it takes you to walk away, a thief can be in the driver’s seat and down the street.
  2. Don’t park in dark areas or corners.  If you are out at night, park your car close to the entrance and near security cameras.
  3. Never leave your car unattended with the windows down and doors unlocked.
  4. Don’t leave anything on the seats or on the dash.  Valuables, electronics and keys are a lure for car thieves.
  5. Avoid parking your vehicle on the street at night.  Park your vehicle in the garage if you can.

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