- Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:10 pm
Do anything you can. some "free" deterrent methods that you can do real quick:
- unplug the ECU and take it in the house with you
- unplug a random harness plug or 2 in the engine bay. Just enough so it looks like it's plugged in but contacts aren't touching. That will buy some time when they're trying to start the car
- remove your factory tow hooks from the front of frame. that will buy a little time if they're dragging it onto a flat bed.
- relocate hood cable to make hood more difficult to pop & disconnect your battery
most importantly KILL SWITCHES the more the better
back those up with a removable steering wheel w/ locking hub, pedal lock, good alarm w/ siren.
If you've got a lot invested in your car you may want to look into GPS tracking such as lowjack or do it yourself with a traceable cell phone which is much smaller and easier to hide inside the car. Just be sure the battery doesn't die.
Call your insurance agent and get full coverage for your car INCLUDING the aftermarket parts. If it does get stolen, you can get back what the car is actually worth.
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