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    Car theft is on its peak now a days. So decided to start a topic regarding preventive measures. It is an important if depressing fact that if a professional criminal really wants to steal your car then there is little you can do to stop it. what you can do is to discourage them as much as possible by making your vehicle as awkward, time consuming and downright difficult to steal as possible, putting him off attempting to steal it and at the very least making your car the least attractive proposition and moving him on to an easier target.

    There are many things you can do to prevent car theft, and we will start with the common-sense things that will deter opportunistic thieves. These may sound obvious but you?d be surprised how many times cars get stolen because the owner dropped their guard and forgot the basics:

    Stop the Opportunist

    Always shut the doors and windows and sunroof and lock the car! Yes it sounds silly but if you are leaving the car, even for a second, if you?ve forgotten something and just pop back into the house, or go to the store to pick up something, always make sure the car is secure.

    The obvious extension of this is to never leave the car running and always remove the keys from the ignition. Leaving the car for a few seconds open with the keys in and engine running give the opportunist to drive off in your pride and joy. This sort of crime is especially prevalent at gas stations when stopping for fuel, ATM?s and convenience stores, but can happen anywhere.

    When in a car and stopped by a stranger, be wary of anyone asking you to wind your window down or get out of your car, it may be a ruse to steal the keys from you. Increasingly common is a form of carjacking where a criminal will crash into the back of your car at low speed, and when you get out to inspect the damage, jump in your car and drive off in it. If you are the slightest bit suspicious, close all the windows, lock the car and call the police from a mobile phone. wait in the car until the police arrive.

    Secure The Keys
    With increasing levels of security on new cars, getting hold of the keys may be the only way a thief may be able to steal the car, and breaking into houses to steal car keys is becoming more commonplace. Make sure that the keys are in a hidden location and not on display visible through a window or door.
    Do not hide a spare set of keys anywhere on or near the car itself ? criminals may either see you hiding the key or look in the common locations people use.

    Hide Personal Belongings
    Contents theft accounts for a large percentage of all automotive theft crimes, so leaving something on display in the car is just inviting trouble. it takes seconds to smash a car window and take your property. Bags, phones, laptops and portable satellite navigation systems are all popular targets for thieves, so remove any trace of them, including hiding the chargers and wiping the windscreen to remove any sign that there may have been a sat nav unit in the car, criminals have been known to break in under the assumption that the item may be in the glove-box even if it is not directly on display if they see tell-tale signs like circles on the windscreen. Criminals may even break in for items such as coats, gloves or even small change, so lock all belongings securely in the trunk.


    Parking Strategy
    If you have to park, use a well lit secure car park, preferably one with monitored or barrier entry and exits. If you have to park on the street, find a well lit public area rather than a private alleyway ? criminals prefer not to be watched if they can help it so don?t make their lives easier.
    When parking at home, if you have a garage, use it! it may save 30 seconds on the daily commute having your car conveniently in the driveway, but it means your car is visible and vulnerable, whereas in a locked garage it goes unnoticed and is doubly secure.
    If you have a narrow driveway, park one car behind another with the more vulnerable car shielded by the more secure car.


    Extra Security
    If your car does not have an electronic engine immobiliser fitted as standard equipment, then have a recognised professional fit an approved system to your car that disables the ignition, and remember to activate it every time you leave the car.
    Alongside an electronic immobiliser, a visual and physical deterrent can put off potential thieves, so use a mechanical immobiliser. These can come in several forms, from steering wheel locks to floorboard & pedal locks, gearshift locks, wheel clamps, and armoured collars for steering columns.
    An audio alarm can be a third layer of protection. While car alarms are ignored by many nowadays, they will still attract unwanted attention for the would-be-thief who may decide to run for it rather than get noticed.
    Marking the car by methods such as etching the VIN(Vehicle Identification Number) number on the windows make the car less attractive to those looking to strip it and sell it for parts.
    Tracking systems that monitor the car and report its location to the police can be excellent investments on more expensive cars, and if fitted along with the other devices here might result in lower insurance premiums.
    In short the more added layers of protection you can add the less appealing your car will be to criminals.


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    I have heard good repo of "anti theft clutch bar" here on PW. But its only available in pindi.
    and I am still looking for someone who can help me to buy this for me.
    Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by usmanuetian View Post
    I have heard good repo of "anti theft clutch bar" here on PW. But its only available in pindi.
    and I am still looking for someone who can help me to buy this for me.
    Anti theft clutch bar offered by Police is ugly.
    This one is smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhansa View Post
    Anti theft clutch bar offered by Police is ugly.
    This one is smart.

    Stop Car Theft   Prevention Tips  ! -1410296
    from where I can get it, since made by any local welder would'nt be of steel, secondly it would not be trust worthy. Then problem of searching for a strong lock (taala) would also be there...
    so only option left is to get it from police, ugly ho ya pichli, car should stay safe..
    or let me know the source of your above mentioned lock...
    Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhansa View Post
    Anti theft clutch bar offered by Police is ugly.
    This one is smart.

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    Dear Brother, where from u bought this, i also wana buy this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forcian View Post
    Dear Brother, where from u bought this, i also wana buy this.
    I think its an image from google, not available locally.
    or may be available at online shopping stores..
    Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer

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    Found this on another thread.
    talked with the person, good thing is that they can ship it to other cities as well, buyer will have to pay courier charges (which are 350 for lahore). payment mode is easypaisa, and after payment next day the bar will be received.
    Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by usmanuetian View Post
    I think its an image from google, not available locally.
    or may be available at online shopping stores..
    Yes. It is available on online store.
    One of our members, Mr. Yasir has also made this from denter @ Rs. 200/-. Here is it:
    courtesy: yasir352

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    Quote Originally Posted by usmanuetian View Post
    I think its an image from google, not available locally.
    or may be available at online shopping stores..
    thanks brother

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    which online shopping site is offering this?
    My dear ALLAH when I loose hope, help me to remember that Your love is greater than my disappointment and Your plans for my life are better than my Dreams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhansa View Post
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    Looks gorgeous and easy and practical. where can we get this?

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    Please share the contact numbers also where we can find these equipments. Like Wheel lock, gear lock etc. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hashsohail View Post
    Looks gorgeous and easy and practical. where can we get this?
    i have this lock, brought from karachi, i doubt that it'll be available from here

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    Everyone go and watch the movie "GONE IN 60 SECONDS" to take preventive measures

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaudhary9 View Post
    i have this lock, brought from karachi, i doubt that it'll be available from here
    @ how much u bought it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhansa View Post
    @ how much u bought it?

    Sent from my Sony Xperia TX using PW forums mobile app
    i dont know the price, it was sent by some1, was looking for another kind of gear lock actually that i saw in same car as mine, but they found this one, its also good n pretty quick n easy to use
    i know the price of wheel clamp that i got which was $100 USD
    i have auto otherwise that clutch lock is something that i would get too
    using a good lock in steering column is also a relief

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