The simple tips to protect your car from the rising wave of keyless thefts

Government data showed that vehicle thefts in 2018/19 reached a nine-year high, with more than 114,000 vehicles reported as stolen in England and Wales alone over the 12-month period.

Figures from comparison site GoCompare suggest that losing a car to theft adds more than £600 to a driver’s insurance costs on top of the stress and inconvenience of losing their car.

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Much of the rise in thefts has been attributed to criminals targeting new cars with keyless entry systems which are vulnerable to relay attacks or “key cloning”.

Despite this form of theft being an increasingly common method employed by criminals, 42 per cent of UK drivers don’t understand what key cloning is or how it works, according to research by GoCompare.

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UK’s car theft hotspots revealed, and where your vehicle is safest

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The Benefits of Remote Starters and Keyless Entry

There are many benefits to owning a remote car starter. Most remote car starters allow owners to start their vehicles from about 600-1000 ft feet away. Not only does remote car starter allow for starting your vehicle up from a distance, but most include a keyless entry system, allowing owners to lock and unlock their vehicles from a distance.

The most obvious and convenient benefit of owning a remote car starter is the ability to let your car warm up in the winter time or cool down in the summer time. Owners simply have to leave their heat or A/C on the night before. Whenever you are ready to drive you may start your vehicle up from the comfort of inside your home and allow it to warm up if it’s the winter time or cool down to a comfortable driving temperature if it’s the summer time. In the winter … Read More

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