WHAT TO DO TO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE
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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.