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Stop Car thieves

Car thieves want a quick, easy boost. So, making your vehicle harder to steal can increase the chances of your car still being there when you return from errands.
Here are some of the latest auto theft devices on the market.
Global Positioning Service (GPS) devices can help law enforcement locate your automobile if stolen. IDsticker, a low-cost tracking program, can help officials track down your car when other devices failed to help.
Car alarm systems will activate sirens, car lights or the car horn if someone tries to steal the car. Sometimes, these devices can be a headache-sounding off if someone simply bumps the vehicle-but, in the long run, they are worth it. Don't ever give alarm codes to a parking attendant. Experienced auto thieves may know how to disconnect this alarm, so consider investing in a back-up power supply.
Having a fuel switch on your vehicle will stop the supply of fuel, in case the car is stolen. Hidden kill switches can also prevent auto theft. The vehicle will not start unless a switch is turned on. A Master Lock product called Starter Sentry is recommended in the kill switch category for auto theft safety. Check your car warranty before installing one of the gadgets; it may nullify the warranty.
Listed below are some auto theft tips that will make a car thief's job much more difficult.
• Never leave the keys in an unlocked car. This is an open and easy invitation to a passerby thief. Always lock the car and make sure all the windows are rolled completely up.
• Attended parking lots, or lots busy with people coming and going, are a turn-off for car thieves. If you must leave keys with an attendant, check the contents of the car before leaving to make sure nothing is missing.
• Park your car in a well-lit area at night.
• Leaving a back-up key in a magnetic box somewhere under the car is not a good idea. If the thief has enough time, they will probably find it.
• Don't ever leave the car running while stopping at a convenience store, not even for just a second. It only takes a second for a thief to hop in the driver's seat and steal your car with any valuables still inside-children included. Some drivers leave their cars running to warm up on cold mornings. Sometimes, they go back outside to an empty driveway.
• Home garages can be a deterrent to a car thief. Lock the car doors and the garage door--anything that makes a vehicle harder to access is worth the trouble and time.
• When leaving a parked car, don't leave valuables such as medicines or laptop computers in plain sight. These attractions are simply too hard for the car thief to resist.
• Never leave the automobile's registration or title inside the car-put them in your purse, wallet or brief case. If the car is stolen, it can easily be sold or junked with no problem.
Consider researching some of the auto theft devices available to prevent your vehicle from being stolen. The auto theft tips listed in this article may also slow down the burglary process. It is recommended that you try using a few of these methods combined to deter the auto thief.

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