Christmas may be a time for giving, but it doesn’t stop thieves from helping themselves given half the chance. We may be gearing up for the festive season, but when the snow starts to fall, it can provide criminals with an unexpected opportunity, which has seen motorists fall victim to car crime. Sometimes even right outside their own home.
How many times have you woken up one winter morning and realise it has snowed in the night? You set off to go to work, college or head out to get some shopping maybe when you discover your car is buried in snow and must be dug out. So, what are you going to do about It? Most people grab an ice scraper or the de-icer, but what happens when there isn’t any close to hand? How are you going to clear the ice? It is not advisable to boil a kettle of hot water and pour it over your windshield to melt it away, although some have tried.
A great many people, feeling they have run out of options, will resort to putting their keys in the ignition, starting the car, putting on the windscreen and leaving it to clear the snow away. However, by leaving the engine running with the doors unlocked, it has proven to be an open invitation for car thieves to drive off with their vehicles. Apparently, a few years ago two criminals working together stole three cars in a single day in similar circumstances, where drivers had left their vehicle unlocked with the engine on in order to defrost the windshield. It has been reported in 2014, the former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes had his Chevrolet worth £30,000 stolen from his private driveway while it was defrosting with the engine running.
However, it is not just the rich and famous that can be affected by car crime at this time of year. Looking for the optimum of car security in the winter months, to evade the deluge of thieves, then put your trust in Cheap Car Key Scotland. If your keys have been lost, damaged or stolen, we can provide easy access to your car right away. Don’t get left out in the cold when it comes to keeping your vehicle safe this Christmas.