Keep your Isuzu and
in-car possessions safe
Huge advances made in the field of automotive security over the last few decades have meant that it's harder than ever for thieves to make off with your in car valuables, or even worse, your Isuzu! While this is good news overall, it has meant that would-be thieves have had to become ever more opportunistic and devious, so keeping your prized possessions safe is still something to be acutely aware of. With this in mind, here are some of our top tips for keeping your car and your possessions safe.
Don't Leave Your Car Running
Sounds simple this one but it's amazing how many people leave their car running while it warms up or while they get ready. Not only does this waste fuel, it's a prime opportunity for nefarious individuals to hop in and make off with your car, and there's a good chance that it won't be covered by your insurance policy.
This has been a standard feature on premium Isuzu D-Max models for a few years now, yet it's surprising how many people forget to make use of it. Clicking the lock button on your key fob twice ensures that the door cannot be opened from inside, meaning that thieves can't simply smash a window, reach in and open the door from the inside. Make full use of the security features fitted as standard, they can save you a lot of money, time and effort.
The increasingly sophisticated anti theft devices fitted to selected models in the Isuzu range make life far harder for thieves, but opportunistic individuals won't think twice about smashing a window and making off with valuables that have been left on display. Always ensure that items like portable sat-navs and phones are kept away from prying eyes, and remember to fully close the parcel shelf/load cover on models that have them.
The majority of cars on sale today come with alloy wheels, high value items that thieves can quite easily steal with nothing more than a jack and a wheel brace. Visit your local Isuzu dealer to get advice about what you can do to deter thieves. They will probably advise you to invest in a set of locking wheel nuts, as these will make the prospect of attempting to steal your alloys a far less appealing one for all but the most committed of thieves.
Catalytic converters contain platinum, palladium and rhodium, precious metals that have only increased in value since the credit crunch began to bite. Thieves have been increasingly targeting cars for their catalytic converters, chopping out the relevant section of the exhaust and selling it on at a profit. Isuzu vehicles are especially susceptible to this owing to their relatively high ground clearances.