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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhansa View Post
    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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    Thumbs up bro...also show that which lock you use with this? any specific?

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    what about the old school hook lock? (lock steering and clutch together)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsGuardian View Post
    what about the old school hook lock? (lock steering and clutch together)
    I think it is called Crook lock.
    Good layer of security.

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    where to find it ???? be specific.

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    I use a china lock on mehru under the steering joints!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geforce911 View Post
    I use a china lock on mehru under the steering joints!
    i do that too, in every car, but in some cars it is difficult to access.
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    I bought steering hub, from which u can take off you steering wheel and take it with yourself :p or hide in boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by shazo View Post
    I bought steering hub, from which u can take off you steering wheel and take it with yourself :p or hide in boot

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    , i remem seein' that in MR. Bean
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    Seen an ad regarding instalation of anti theft chip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shazo View Post
    I bought steering hub, from which u can take off you steering wheel and take it with yourself :p or hide in boot

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    That's a funny buy very effective deterrent. Which car did you install it on.

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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.
    Yes, it is available with Rescue 15 for Rs 2000/-. Tell how can I help you ??


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

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    It is good for Auto Transmission, for Manual Clutch Bar is classic

    Quote Originally Posted by Farhansa View Post
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    It is simple and effective, I am also interested in buy it ..

    Quote Originally Posted by chaudhary9 View Post
    i have this lock, brought from karachi, i doubt that it'll be available from here
    Any contact, I also want it ??

    Quote Originally Posted by HellsGuardian View Post
    what about the old school hook lock? (lock steering and clutch together)
    that Hocky type lock is useless for Mehran, I have seen on TV, thief easily pull it out by just holding and pulling steering towers drivers ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfdarvesh View Post
    Yes, it is available with Rescue 15 for Rs 2000/-. Tell how can I help you ??




    It is good for Auto Transmission, for Manual Clutch Bar is classic



    It is simple and effective, I am also interested in buy it ..



    Any contact, I also want it ??



    that Hocky type lock is useless for Mehran, I have seen on TV, thief easily pull it out by just holding and pulling steering towers drivers ..
    ask some relative or friend living there, i wanted some other lock which was also to lock gear but they sent this one instead n its also pretty good
    in addition to this u can also use good american lock in steering column, even if its a corolla or a civic

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaudhary9 View Post
    ask some relative or friend living there, i wanted some other lock which was also to lock gear but they sent this one instead n its also pretty good
    in addition to this u can also use good american lock in steering column, even if its a corolla or a civic

    Thanks
    I have friends in Karachi, I will ask them

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    Saw a car locked with a different style of lock working on the same principle. Is it helpful? At least it creates some trouble and time wastage for thief or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayMaker View Post
    Saw a car locked with a different style of lock working on the same principle. Is it helpful? At least it creates some trouble and time wastage for thief or not?
    Yar this steering lock does nothing!
    Pakistani thieves cut that part of steering where the lock is placed
    Always respect your parents

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    Quote Originally Posted by huzaifa.haroon View Post
    Yar this steering lock does nothing!
    Pakistani thieves cut that part of steering where the lock is placed
    Bad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by huzaifa.haroon View Post
    Yar this steering lock does nothing!
    Pakistani thieves cut that part of steering where the lock is placed
    dam so it mean what ever we do theifs find their to stole car

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    Quote Originally Posted by saboor73 View Post
    dam so it mean what ever we do theifs find their to stole car
    I've lost immobilizer quipped key of my car!
    I talked to key maker he says it'll take an hour and a half to make a new one so , it means immobilizer equipped car can be stolen too!
    Rat ko khari kro subah ghayb! But the security alarm is beneficial!
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    Quote Originally Posted by huzaifa.haroon View Post
    I've lost immobilizer quipped key of my car!
    I talked to key maker he says it'll take an hour and a half to make a new one so , it means immobilizer equipped car can be stolen too!
    Rat ko khari kro subah ghayb! But the security alarm is beneficial!
    Yes the keys can be made easily bs time zaida lagta hy chori krny main so wo aysi gari py time waste ni krty jis main immobilizer laga hua ho they need an easy target jo min main chori ho jay 😊


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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkhan View Post
    Yes the keys can be made easily bs time zaida lagta hy chori krny main so wo aysi gari py time waste ni krty jis main immobilizer laga hua ho they need an easy target jo min main chori ho jay 😊


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