Car security breaches, including lockouts, are one of the top reasons locksmiths in Melbourne are called out. However, if you take public transportation to work, or if you just don’t use your car much during the week, your vehicle can be left unattended and unchecked for days. Avoid the headache, insurance claims and police station visits by properly protecting yourself from car theft. Rest easy knowing your car is safe with these tips below.

Why you should hide your belongings

The signs in the car parks are not for nothing. Do not leave valuables in your car, and if you do hide them out of sight. Valuables are a big reason why you see car break-ins, a tempting item inside your vehicle. Whether you dashed into the store and left your phone inside or are driving around with your laptop in the back seat before heading to work. Hide any valuables you have so there’s less of a reason for thieves to break into your car.

Locksmiths in Melbourne recommend you park in a well-lit area

Particularly applicable if your residence has street parking only, make sure you park in an area that has street lights or businesses around it that keep your car well- lit. If street lights are sparse in your area, it may also be a good idea to park in front of houses that have motion-activated security systems (such as floodlights). This will draw attention to anyone approaching your vehicle, and they will be less likely to do any damage with the spotlight on them. Alternatively, if there’s an area with a lot of traffic and thoroughfare, this is a great alternative. Thieves are less likely to break and enter if the potential of witnesses is high.

Always remember to properly lock and secure your car

In the winter months, it’s less tempting to leave your windows cracked in Melbourne. But keep in mind that when summer hits, cracking your windows to air out the car also gives thieves an entrance into your vehicle. Doing this leaves enough space to get a finger, wire, or any other tool into your car and gain entrance to your property. In winter, you may be tempted to leave the car, and heater, running while you run out to grab your takeaway or drop off a package. For obvious reasons, this is an easy target for thieves. They merely need to open your unlocked door and drive away with your car and everything inside it.

At Fivestar locksmiths, your safety is our priority. This includes keeping your belongings safe and secure as well. By introducing these tips, you will keep your investments protected, giving you peace of mind. Should you have any locksmith concerns with your car, don’t hesitate to contact your local locksmiths in Melbourne. Our team of professional locksmiths can assist with a car lockout, broken key, a complete key replacement, or ignition lock repairs. You can reach us on 1800 348 378 or leave us an enquiry HERE.