Car Security

Western Australia has among the highest rates of car theft in the country but by taking a few simple steps, you can reduce your chances of becoming a victim of car theft.

It is now compulsory to fit an approved car immobiliser on the purchase of a vehicle. Installing an immobiliser will not only make your vehicle much harder to steal, but it will be much less attractive to thieves.

Some simple steps to protect your vehicle -

  • Park your car off the street, preferably in your yard or in a locked garage.
  • If you need to park in the street at night, ensure you park in a well lit area.
  • Have the Vehicle Identification Number etched into all major windows.
  • Don’t leave your keys in the ignition. Apart from being an invitation to potential offenders, this constitutes an offence if your vehicle is parked on a road.
  • Don’t leave valuable items in your vehicle.
  • Spare keys should never be hidden on or in a vehicle.
  • Remove cheque books, credit cards, driver’s licence and registration papers from your glovebox.
  • Keep all doors locked while driving.
  • Check the rear seat of your car before getting in.
  • Always close all windows and lock all doors before leaving your car.

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