year nearly 36,000 vehicles worth Rs.115 crore are stolen
in India. Only about 14,500 are traced, often in un
road worthy condition, with many components missing.
These vehicles are stolen because the thief is given
the opportunity. Very often cars are left improperly
secured and unattended. It is only with the installation
of anti theft devices that a thiefs attempts can be
Parking in a secured parking facility (garage, petrol
pump, etc.) at night also safeguards against theft.
If such parking facilities are not available, parking
in a well-lit area is the next best alternative.
is advisable to get the number of your car etched on
your windscreens and window glasses. It helps the authorities
trace your car if stolen.
do's and don'ts :-
What you should do...
you should not do...
securing devices like steering lock, clutch lock,
brake lock, etc.
all doors, including the boot.
possible install loud alarm systems in your car, so
that thieves will be discouraged even if they manage
to break into your car.
and use detachable music systems and take them with
you whenever you park the car for a long time, so
that there is no temptation for thieves to make a
quick steal when they see expensive items in parked
car number on the front and rear of the body, apart
from number plates. Ideally, have it etched on the
windscreens and window glasses too. This prevents
them from being misused by criminals using fake number
case your car is stolen
leave the vehicle door unlocked, nor the windows partially
open. Make sure that the quarter glasses are properly
not leave valuables inside the car, even if it is
locked, as this will attract thieves.
not cut down on extra fittings, as these tempt prospective
we repeat, never leave the key dangling in the ignition.
the theft to the nearest police station.
your insurance company.