Protecting Your Car from Theft in Liverpool

Unfortunately, car crime can be a common occurrence no matter where you are in the UK. However, some of the bigger cities are naturally more prone to theft and other related crimes. Cars are often common targets for criminals, whether it’s to cause damage, steal the vehicle or break in to access the car’s contents.

According to Choose My Car, Liverpool and the Merseyside area has the 6th highest rate of offences relating to car crime, with theft from a vehicle being the most common. With that in mind, we take a look at some of the crime statistics and offer some tips on how to keep your vehicle and its contents safe.

Vehicle theft in Liverpool

From April 2019 to April 2020, UK Crime Stats recorded over 9,000 crimes relating to vehicles. In April 2020, the lowest figure was recorded within that period, which may be a reflection of the lockdown restrictions, as crime rates have fallen sharply since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.

In 2018, figures show some of the most common car models that were stolen include Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf and BMW 1 Series. The same research I 2018 showed that the most common street for vehicle crime was Great Howard Street, one of the main roads just outside of the city centre.

Despite these figures, it’s important that this doesn’t put you off either buying a car or travelling to Liverpool. It is key that you find new ways to protect your vehicle and ensure it doesn’t become a target.

Protecting your vehicle

Don’t let potential criminals have an easy ride when it comes to targeting your vehicle for theft or damage. There are a number of simple rules you can follow to help protect your car from theft in Liverpool, which also apply to wherever you are in the country.

Most importantly, keep your keys safe and out of view, whether you are out and about or at home. Thieves are known to fish for keys through letterboxes, as well as having the ability to clone your key or fob from a distance.

It also goes without saying that you should keep valuables out of sight, or take them out of your vehicle completely. It’s important to remember that in some cases, the fact that you are in the vehicle isn’t always a deterrent. Be aware of carjackers and keep your doors locked, and when in a queue leave enough space in front of you to get out of a tight spot if you need to.

GPS trackers for your vehicle

One of the most effective ways to safeguard your vehicle is to invest in a GPS tracker. They are ideal for creating a deterrent for possible thieves, and act as a great theft recovery solution too.

For those of you who often travel into Liverpool city centre and are worried about leaving your car unattended, GPS trackers can provide peace of mind. Our range of trackers have unique features depending on your requirements; including assistance overseas, movement sensor alerts and a free app.

We can help you find GPS trackers for cars, vans, motorbikes and motorhomes. Our approved installation engineers can fit your insurance approved tracker quickly and efficiently, carried out with discretion. Get in touch today to find out more.