Luxury cars are one of the ultimate symbols of wealth and prestige. When you have a luxury car, you can basically earn the admiration, respect and even the ire of other people. Luxury cars are natural head turners. Wherever they go, they become the center of attraction. However, there may be a bit of a bad side to that since it is highly possible that your car would attract the attention of thieves and criminals.
What is sad is that car thieves are becoming more and more skillful as the years go by. In fact, there are thieves who can steal a car in just 60 seconds! Insane as it may be, that actually happens. For this reason, car owners, especially those who own luxury cars, are now seeking new and effective ways that would counter or deter car thieves.
One of the most basic ways to avoid auto theft is to change your preference in cars. Naturally, since luxury cars are highly expensive, they would become likely targets for auto theft. So if you don’t want your car stolen, why don’t you choose a less luxurious model instead? Many car magazines give out an annual list of the most frequently targeted models and it may do you good to consider that list and avoid buying the cars listed there.
If you already have a luxury car, then another effective way is diligent parking and storage. As much as possible, you should park your car in an illuminated area that is always bustling with people. If you can find a parking with a security guard then that is even better. Remember, the best way to avoid auto theft is to make your car visible to as many people as possible. Don’t park in dimly lit streets or somewhere out of your view.
If you don’t want to lose your prized Ferrari 488, you can also install an alarm system that would activate once it is tampered with. You can also make use of physical locks and even bars. Investing on an effective alarm system or restraining system can prove very useful in the long run.