Protect your vehicle this Winter by knowing these facts and prevention tips

With vehicle theft on the rise, knowing these facts and tips can help you properly protect your vehicle against crime this Winter.

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The West Midlands is the car theft capital of England and Wales.

The West Midlands has been reported as the most dangerous region for vehicle crime, with the highest crime rate of 13 offences per 1000 people.

Birmingham was found to be the 7th most dangerous city for vehicle crime with a crime rate of 13.98, and Coventry followed by being the 9th most dangerous, with a crime rate of 13.06.

A car is stolen every 10 minutes in the UK

Car theft rates increased by 25% in 2022

In 2022, there was an increase of 24.9% in the number of vehicles stolen within England and Wales, with a total of 130,389 vehicles stolen.

Over 130,000 vehicles were stolen in England and Wales in 2022/23

The most stolen vehicle manufacturers in the United Kingdom:

  • Ford
  • Land Rover
  • Volkswagen
  • Vauxhall
  • Mercedes
  • Audi

Installations to protect your vehicle against theft

Other useful tips…

  • Park in a well-lit area
  • Double-check electronic locking before walking away
  • Keep car keys out of view and away from the front door
  • Etch your vehicle identification number (VIN) onto your windows
  • Don’t display any belongings
  • Use a sturdy lock for the steering wheel
  • Don’t leave your logbook or service records in your car

Contact us on 02476 933 993 for ultimate vehicle protection