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The importance of a trusted car locksmith

Great news! According to recently published statistics from the Home Office, vehicle crime in the UK has dropped by 80 per cent since 1993 thanks to the increase in steering locks and electronic immobilisers. Given that there are now 8 million more cars on the road than there were 20 years ago, this is very encouraging.

On average, for every 1,000 vehicles on the road in this country, there are 10 break-ins and 3 thefts. It’s important you choose a credible car locksmith when you need replacement car keys to help prevent theft  and break-ins.

So what can you do to prevent your vehicle from being targeted?

  • Keep car keys out of sight in the house – thieves often steal car keys through letterboxes and open windows
  • Make sure you always lock your car – even if you are just unloading your shopping. A stolen, unlocked car, would void your insurance too
  • Keep all windows closed when not inside the car

Unfortunately, though, sometimes there is nothing you can do to avoid a car break-in or theft.

While experts suggest the decline in vehicle crime could have something to do with the growing popularity of anti-theft devices fitted by manufacturers – car thieves have evolved their tactics to the modern-day times. Gone are the days of a metal coat hanger doing the job.

Worryingly, though a new car hacking study showed thieves can disable immobilisers and drive off without a key in models from Volvo, VW, Audi and Fiat. Immobilisers used in 100 different models from the likes of Volvo, VW, Audi and Fiat – especially models that come with a starter button instead of a key – were found vulnerable to hacking by thieves with access to a computer. Apparently, the researchers were banned from publishing the report for two years by car manufacturers since the findings were so sensitive!

On the topic of advanced car technology, there has also recently been an increase in keyless car crime has hackers are now able to clone keys. According to a recent report

Most Difficult cars to hack

  1. 2014 Audi A8
  2. 2014 Honda Accord
  3. 2010 Range Rover Sport

Easiest cars to hack

  1. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
  2. 2014 Toyota Prius
  3. 2014 Infiniti Q50

The same article also provides new data showing BMW, Land Rover, Ford and Mercedes targeted car crime in London is on the rise – with gangs specifically targeting keyless entry systems on vans. More than 6,000 cars and vans were stolen in London using the technique last year according to the Met Police.

With cars more advanced now than they ever have been, and criminals seemingly wiser than they have ever been too, it is especially important to choose a trusted and reliable mechanic and car locksmith to look after your vehicle and the safety of you and your family.

Car Keys Solutions is a reputable, trusted and reliable car locksmith in London, providing emergency car key replacement, car key programming and electronic fob replacement 24 / 7. Car Keys Solutions provides a mobile car key replacement and car locksmith service in London and surrounding M25 areas at highly competitive prices compared to the main dealers.

If you would like more information on the services we provide, or would like to discuss our methods, reviews and accreditations as a car locksmith, please do not hesitate to contact us.