If you own a car, chances are it is parked out of your sight at some point during the day or night. Unattended parked vehicles are an easy target for would be car thieves. There are a number of accessories you can add to your vehicle to protect it from theft and damage.
Unless you park your car in the garage at night, you probably have to warm it up in the morning. Most people have a habit of walking out to their car before they get ready to leave, starting their car, and walking away. Some people may take the added precaution of using their spare key and locking the car doors, while others may leave the doors unlocked. Either way, if your key is in the ignition, your car can be easily stolen.
A remote starter, such as Aero Car Parts remote starters, will allow you to start your vehicle without leaving the warmth of your home and without the key being in the ignition. While a thief may still attempt to steal your car, they won't get far without the keys. Remote starters also allow you to start the vehicle with other security features still engaged.
The first line of defense against car thieves is an alarm system. The moment they break a window or force the door open, the alarm will sound, alerting those around the car and likely scaring the criminal away. Car alarms have come a long way since they first came out. Some alarm systems are wired to shut off the ignition when the alarm sounds. This will prevent a thief from leaving with your vehicle, but they may still leave with some of your belongings.
When choosing an alarm system, you will want one that is hardwired into the vehicle and loud enough that you can hear it from inside your home. Having an alarm no one can hear will not deter a would-be thief as well as one that can be heard three blocks away.
In addition to standard car alarms, you can also have GPS tracking software installed on your vehicle. Companies provide voice commanded GPS as well as tracking in the event you are in an accident or your car is stolen. One phone call will activate the tracking device on your car and help authorities locate your vehicle. This is also a great product for those who drive alone on empty roads at any time. If you are in an accident, you can press a button to alert the company providing the service. They will then be able to notify the proper authorities of your situation and location.
Do you have kids? If you do, then you know how impossible it can be to keep your car interiors in decent condition. Our four boys are constantly trying to smear things into the upholstery. However, by using a few clever tricks, my wife and I have been able to keep our cars in good shape. The goal of my website is to help other parents to care for their cars, so that they don't end up paying for pricy repairs later. Having kids isn't always easy, but by knowing how to keep them from destroying your ride, you might be able to avoid a few unplanned expenses.