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Car Theft Crime Prevention Advice

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Motor News | Car Theft Crime Prevention Advice | Andover & VillagesHampshire Police have released advice on how to keep your vehicle safe from thieves.

Anyone who has been a victim to theft from their vehicle need to contact police on 101.

  • When leaving your car, close all windows and lock your car.
  • Upon locking your vehicle try your car door to ensure it is actually locked.
  • Park your car in an attended car park.
  • Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme.
  • When parking at home, use your garage. If you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit area.
  • Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle.
  • Take all your personal possessions with you.
  • Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens.
  • Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside.
  • Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car.
  • Record the details of your property on the Immobilise Website.
  • Do not store your car's documents in the car.
  • Secure your wheels using locking wheel nuts.