If you’re lucky enough to own a super car or other type of valuable vehicle then you’ll no doubt be aware that it can attract unwanted attention. If you own a very valuable car then you need to take the right precautions in order to lessen the risk of theft and vandalism.
With this in mind, below are some of the best ways you can keep your vehicle safe.
Always park safely
This one should be obvious. Whether you’re at home or you’re out and about in your car, you should ensure that it’s parked safely at all times. You should always look for indoor car parks since they are much more secure than outdoor car parks. Never park your car on the street; it’s just asking for trouble.
Don’t advertise it on social media
When you own a beautiful car, it’s tempting to show it off and while this is OK with family and friends, you should avoid posting about it on social media. It’s always worth remembering that criminals use social media too and will often specifically search for posts on Facebook and Twitter from people who are going on holiday or who have very expensive possessions that could be stolen, particularly cars.
Don’t leave valuables in view
When you own a valuable car, it’s likely to be the vehicle itself rather than what’s inside that attracts attention. However you still shouldn’t leave any valuables, such as a mobile phone, tablet, laptop, jewellery or expensive clothing on display. This could easily lead to your windows being broken, even if the car itself isn’t stolen. Always taken any valuables with you or lock them in the glove box or boot.
Always keep your keys safe
The security systems that are used in modern cars, particularly high end cars, are very sophisticated. This means that the easiest way for a thief to steal your car is by getting the keys from you. For this reason, you should always ensure that you keep your keys in a zipped pocket when out and about and that you put them somewhere safe when you’re in the house.
Take out the right cover
Getting the right level of cover is essential when you own a very valuable car. If you own a vintage or classic are then it’s definitely worth getting cover from a specialist provider in the form of an agreed valuation policy.