PHOENIX, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings & Hastings notes that according to crime statistics, most carjacking are crimes of convenience. Thousands of thefts a year occur because vehicle owners decline or forget to lock their car. It is best for individuals to get in the habit of double checking that their car is locked before they leave it. Even if car owners typically use a wireless key fob, they should check that that door is locked manually. Never leave spare keys anywhere they would be easy to find.
Parking wisely and strategically is good way to reduce the risk of experience a car theft. If individuals are parking their car somewhere public at night, they should opt for a location that is well lit and clearly visible. Thieves tend to avoid areas that are well lit and have high visibility as it increase the risk of being caught while stealing the car.
Hastings & Hasting advises that it may be wise to invest in an anti-theft car security system. These systems come in a wide range of styles and functions. Some are capable of killing a car's motor if it has been stolen, leaving the thieves unable to travel. Others will give off of loud, claxon call, crying out for attention from nearby individuals if car is broken into. Cheaper anti-theft devices such as wheel-locks are also very effective.
"I know it is tough to think about your car getting stole, but sometimes we have to plan for worst-case scenarios, that is one of the ways we can keep them from happening. If you are wise and take care of your car, there is no reason you can't reduce your risk of experiencing a car theft dramatically," said David Hastings, the founder of Hastings & Hastings.
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