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Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News Analysis -

Car thieves love easy pick­ings, which is why a Ford Es­cort RS2000 or a Tri­umph TR4 is far more tempt­ing than over­com­ing the so­phis­ti­cated se­cu­rity of a new BMW or Audi worth the same sort of money. It’s wor­ry­ing to think that the boys in blue aren’t be­ing given the re­sources they need to tackle a grow­ing prob­lem, but there is plenty we can do to stop hav­ing to call them in the first place. Make sure your clas­sic is prop­erly cov­ered by in­sur­ance, for a start. Those with high-value clas­sics or those prone to com­po­nents theft might now con­sider swab­bing ev­ery part lib­er­ally with Selecta DNA fluid. I’d rec­om­mended look­ing at fit­ting ad­di­tional se­cu­rity de­vices – and there are plenty of those on the mar­ket. Most im­por­tantly, keep an eye on it. Even if you think it’s safely locked way or it’s be­come an au­to­mo­tive Fort Knox, check it out on a reg­u­lar ba­sis – some thefts go un­re­ported for days or some­times even weeks. The best thing we can to do to pro­tect the cars we love is to make it as dif­fi­cult as pos­si­ble for thieves to take them.

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