Cars get stolen. We all know that.
What we don’t all realise though, is that half of the time, cars are stolen by opportunistic thieves who have been able to get their hands on the keys.
In Queensland, one in two cars are stolen using the car’s keys.
Those stealing these keys and cars aren’t necessarily going to great lengths to do so though, which tells us that thieves will take any easy opportunity to steal cars.
Let’s do what we can to reduce their ability by protecting not only our cars, but our keys as well.
Consider these tips when it comes to securing your car:
Keep your keys safe; keep them out of sight
Keep your home safe; keep your doors and windows locked
No matter who’s home or what time of the day it is, it’s important to continue these security measures when it comes to your keys.
Thieves stealing cars aren’t always those with hot-wiring skills. Opportunistic thieves will take any opportunity to steal cars, including walking into your home and grabbing them right off your bench.
Don’t gift your keys to thieves.