Motorists should be aware that some car insurance policies may be invalid if the keys were left unattended or in a place that is easily accessible to criminals when the car was stolen.
Manchester, UK (PRWeb UK) April 19, 2009
Over recent years cars have become increasingly difficult to steal which has led to a shift in criminal activity. Vehicle crime has now moved towards key stealing, which allows thieves to make a quick and easy getaway.
Swinton, the UK's leading high street car insurance retailer is advising drivers to:
- Never leave keys in the car
- Never leave keys on work surfaces around the home
- Keep back doors locked to deter opportunist thieves
- Always ensure keys are out of view of windows
Steve Chelton, Insurer Development Manager for Swinton car insurance, said: "As cars become more difficult to 'hotwire' criminals are increasingly looking to steal keys. Safety equipment and deterrents such as immobilisers or alarms are rendered useless if a thief has the keys.
"Motorists should be aware that some car insurance policies may be invalid if the keys were left unattended or in a place that is easily accessible to criminals when the car was stolen."
For more information contact Michael Travers or Anoushka Foster at Manchester PR agency SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770.
- With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
- Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
- Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
- With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates