WHAT TO DO TO PRO­TECT YOUR VE­HI­CLE

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News Analysis -

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BE VIG­I­LANT If your car is in stor­age, check up on it reg­u­larly – and never give away the where­abouts of your clas­sic. Make sure you know how de­sir­able your car is to thieves – and take pre­cau­tions if it’s a pop­u­lar model.

PRO­TECT IT A Disklok is one of the most ef­fec­tive ways, along with a pedal box, to pre­vent the car be­ing driven away with­out con­sid­er­able ef­fort. Mak­ing your keys hard to access – and lock­ing your car – are other ob­vi­ous moves.

PLAN AHEAD Com­mit­ted thieves will al­ways end up with your car if they want it badly enough, so make sure it can be iden­ti­fied. Take sev­eral good pho­to­graphs on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. Make sure the de­tails are kept up to date with the DVLA and your in­surer too.

TELL THE PO­LICE It’s worth reg­is­ter­ing your clas­sic un­der a ve­hi­cle watch scheme with your lo­cal force. One ad­van­tage of this is that if po­lice see some­one young driv­ing the car, it will be pulled over and the driver ques­tioned. That said, we wouldn’t ad­vise this un­less you’re over 25...

The FBHVC rec­om­mends own­ers mark their cars’ com­po­nents with Selecta DNA to make them eas­ier for po­lice to trace.

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