How to prevent car theft in the Philippines?

Feb 11, 2019 | Same topic: Let's drive smart!
Car theft and robbery happen not only to motorcyclists and pedestrians but also to car drivers. Keep our tips in mind to prevent your car from being stolen.

Car theft and robbery happen not only to motorcyclists and pedestrians but also to car drivers. Car owners need to be equipped and pay careful attention to prevent theft/robbery.

1. Robbery tricks

Accordingly, crooks often pretend to ask the driver of the car for direction. These criminals will quickly commit their crimes as soon as the car owner pulls down car windows. Prior to doing so, they will spend time tracking, observing and selecting goals.

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The crime not only happens when the car owner forgot to pull out the key or close the window, in some cases, the robber also daringly performs the action when there is someone in the car. The criminal is ready to snatch bags and threaten the driver’s life.

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2. How to prevent car theft?

The best way to prevent these dangerous people is to always be on a constant alert and protect your property. First of all, car owners must always remember to lock the car after getting on or off the car and check whether the windows have been closed or not. When a stranger asks for directions, the owner should slightly open the window, just enough to talk.

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When a stranger asks for directions, the owner should slightly open the window, just enough to talk

When driving alone, the driver should put the bag on the side seat, on the floor or in the trunk, and pay attention to the door lock if the car does not have an automatic locking mode to prevent the car robbery. You should not leave valuable assets on the secondary seat, especially after you finish a transaction from a bank or a gold shop.

Also, you should pay attention to parking in places with plenty of light or under lampposts when going out at night. Or you can park near the main entrance, in the middle of the other cars, near the center, where there are many passersby. Thieves are often "afraid" to commit a crime with vehicles staying in those places.

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The owner should also equip the car with additional protection technologies

Besides taking full advantage of the safety equipment available in the car, the owner should also equip the car with additional protection technologies, such as attach a monitoring equipment, install a CCTV, et cetera. Note that when the number plate is stolen, you need to report to the police immediately. Some criminals often steal other license plates and put them in a similar car to carry out a crime. If that car is caught or seen by someone, the owner of the stolen license plate will have trouble with the police.

On the other hand, when you get off the car, you also have to be alert to observe around, hold tightly to your bags and move quickly to the appointment.

At last, hope that these tips will be helpful for you in preventing car theft and robbery. For more independent tips and advice on car buying & selling, car maintenance and safe driving, remember to visit Philkotse.com everyday!