Top 10 Most Stolen Cars in the UK

Vehicle theft rates are rapidly increasing throughout the UK and, as technology advances and becomes more and more sophisticated, thieves are definitely taking advantage of this aspect. Research suggests that automobiles are now easier to steal because of the keyless car feature. Criminals use relay boxes, which reroute the signal from people’s car keys, in order to unlock their cars. Thieves can start and drive your car without damaging it at all. They target some models more than others. Below is a list of the top ten most stolen cars:

10. Mercedes E-Class

9.  Vauxhall Astra 

8.  Vauxhall Corsa 

7.  Land Rover Discovery 

6.  BMW 3 Series 

5.  Mercedes C-Class 

4.  Volkswagen Golf 

3.  Ford Focus 

2.  Range Rover 

1.  Ford Fiesta

How to protect your car against theft

The most efficient way to ensure your car’s safety is to equip it with a tracker. Apart from getting a GPS tracking device for your vehicle, you might also want to try the following tips:

Hide all belongings 

There are criminals who may not even want to steal the vehicle and who might only be after what they can see inside it. Even if you have nothing of real value inside, to a thief, it might look like you do. This is why you should hide your belongings in the boot or in the glovebox or actually take the things with you when you leave the car. 

Check the car’s actually locked 

Technology may let you down at any time, so you should never assume the button works when you press it. Get in the habit of checking whether your car’s locked by trying to open the door. It doesn’t take long and it’s definitely worth it. 

Be careful where you park 

Most often, thieves are after easy targets. If you park in unlit places, where there’s nobody around, your car becomes an easy target for criminals. You should always try to find protected spots to park your car. Another thing you can do is, if you don’t already have these at home, consider getting surveillance cameras and movement-activated spotlights. 

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