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You may not know but research by ClassicLine revealed that you are least likely to have your classic car stolen if you live in Shrewsbury.

That’s great news if you live in Shropshire’s county town.

But it’s also good news for the rest of us as it gives us an opportunity to provide some security tips on how to protect your car, some less obvious than you might think.


Simply turning the wheels towards the kerb when parking the car on a road has been proven to deter car thieves as it takes more effort to move the vehicle.

Likewise, when parking in a car park turn the wheels towards another car.

Again, this could make your car less attractive to lazy car thieves!


No, unfortunately we’re not talking about a luxury island paradise.

Hiding your belongings is an obvious one but not everyone does it. A car with mobiles, laptops, wallets and purses on display will be a magnet for opportunistic car thieves.

Out of sight is out of mind.

However, if your car is littered with empty crisp packets, chocolate wrappers, half-eaten sandwiches then by all means keep them on view!

Out of the shadows

When out and about, park your car in a well-lit area and avoid dark and remote locations.

A well-lit spot will deter car thieves as, obviously, they don’t want to be seen unless they want to be caught and face the full force of the law, which we’re guessing they don’t.

By the way, did you know that The Shadows are the third most successful act in the UK singles chart.

Lock and load

Let’s make it clear, we are definitely not advising having ammunition in your glove box.

However, adding a visual deterrent, such as a steering wheel lock, can be enough to make a thief look for an easier target.

Other anti-theft devices include locks for gearsticks and pedals, while fitting a tracker should help locate your pride-and-joy if the worse happens.

These are just a few tips on how to protect your car. ClassicLine would love to hear from you if you have any others.