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What van security locks should I use?

Having your van broken into or stolen can be a nightmare. Not only does this cause the strain of dealing with insurers and police, but can mean days – or even weeks – of missing work as you go through the trouble of replacement tools and equipment. “No tools left in this van” How many…

3 Ways to Vex Vehicle Thieves

With vehicle break-ins on the increase particularly in densely populated areas like London and the South East, we’re sharing 3 deterrents you may wish to consider. Whether you own one van or a fleet of vehicles, you can take steps to add extra layers of security to make it harder for criminals and easier for…

Automotive Cybersecurity: Discovering Your Car’s Vulnerabilities

The Threat of Automotive Cybersecurity Car theft went up 20% between 2016 to 2019. All those conveniences we love, such as keyless car entry and built-in navigation increase our risk of cyber threats. This makes automotive cybersecurity an important aspect of vehicle ownership. Vehicles have built-in security systems that offer protection, but that isn’t enough…

Lockdown restrictions COVID-19 round 2

2nd lockdown starts on November 5th 2020 As the numbers of COVID-19 cases are rising at a very fast pace in the UK, new measures are now going to come into effect in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The new lockdown restrictions are starting on Thursday 5th November and will last until  Wednesday 2nd…

Is the vehicle security provided by the factory enough?

Can carmakers do more or should they do more? The short answer would be no, for most makes and models. Some makes and models do have enough security to give one’s peace of mind. One can argue, why car manufacturers are not doing more to boost the security in their vehicles before they hit the…

A week on the road with Catalin Acatrini

Meet Catalin Travelling from London to West Byfleet can be rather challenging especially when someone new to London such as myself, would not know the ins and outs of London. Yes, it was a little bit hard navigating the narrow streets of London and the cities outside of London, but while driving and at times…

When mistaking a steering column lock problem for the ignition switch

In my previous article “ A week on the road with Lorin Andrei Chirila” I was talking among other things, about DIY kind of repair on a 2007 Mercedes Sprinter, where a faulty steering lock was mistaken for a bad ignition switch, and that happened on two occasions which I will detail soon. In the…

A week on the road with Lorin Andrei Chirila

London not as I thought I knew My second week in the field was with Lorin, and yet again, I got to see parts of London and outside of London, as far as Ipswitch, that I have not yet seen. I must say that driving through, and outside London, it is just excellent, and it…

A week on the road with Vasile Croitoru

As I mentioned in our last blog article, starting this week, we will feature our mobile auto locksmith technicians with the good, the bad and the ugly. I was just kidding, no bad and ugly, just fun stuff. To kick off this series, the past week I have had the pleasure of being the co-pilot…