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Sep 15, 2017

Tips for Avoiding Car Theft

Getting a car stolen is often a driver’s worst nightmare. The unfortunate truth is that vehicle theft is on the rise in the United States. According to this FBI report, car theft increased at least 6.6 points from 2015 to 2016. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take that will deter criminals and decrease your chances of suffering the consequences of a stolen car, truck or van. At Top Atlanta Locksmith, we provide premium mobile lock and key services in Atlanta, Suwanee, Stone Mountain, Sandy Springs and other metro area communities. We enjoy helping our customers upgrade their level of protection, and want to help you do the same. Locksmith Atlanta

Maintain Control Over Your Car Keys

It’s a common habit for drivers to hide a spare key in secret places around the outside of their vehicle. While doing so can help you avoid a lockout situation, it’s also the fastest way to get your car stolen without attracting attention. Highly trained locksmiths can get you back on the road fast and affordably if you’re ever locked out of your vehicle. However, getting your car back is a much more difficult and expensive process. Always keep your keychain in a secure location, and be careful who you lend your car keys to.

Don’t Park in Dark or Desolate Places

Most thieves will target vehicles that are in an area where they are less likely to be noticed. Some people prefer to park their cars away from populated areas, because they want to avoid getting scratches or dings. If that’s your parking style, make sure there is still adequate lighting and you remain in an area of high visibility and traffic. 

Never Store Valuable Items in Your Vehicle

Getting your car stolen is bad enough, don’t make it worse by losing irreplaceable or extremely expensive items. Jewelry, large cash deposits, iPads, laptops and any other valuables need to be taken out of the car and placed in a purse, backpack, briefcase or carrier bag. Storing the items in the trunk might make them less noticeable for thieves who like to break windows, grab a few things and take off. However, if a criminal is focused on stealing your entire car, you can say goodbye to everything that’s inside. 

Install a Quality Security and Alarm System

There are many premium automotive security systems available on the market today. Advancements in technology has made top quality units much more affordable for the masses. Many include high tech features like smartphone alerts, tracking and more. Make sure to do your research to find the right choice for your needs, as picking the correct system can be overwhelming. You’ll also need to make sure to hire a professional who is qualified to properly install the system. 

Do You Need Help with Your Car’s Locks or Keys? Call the Experts at Top Atlanta Locksmith

The experienced mobile technicians at Top Atlanta Locksmith provide a wide variety of automotive lock and key services including key duplication, transponder key programming, ignition repair, 24 hour emergency lockout assistance and lock replacements. Contact our office today to find out more or to schedule your next appointment. 




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