A broken window, missing personal belongings, or even an empty parking space is a really scary idea for all car owners. Despite the fact that vehicle thefts have been on a downward trend in recent years, similar inconveniences surprise almost six motorists a day. You may find it interesting which vehicle brands dominate the top ranks of the infamous list of the most stolen cars. Is yours among them? Let’s have a look at it together.
Statistics prove that cars are stolen much less nowadays. However, this does not apply to SKODA vehicles, which “hold” the first rank. It’s the only brand that saw a significant increase in thefts in the first half of 2022. SKODA represents 43% of the total number of stolen cars. However, the high rate of Škoda thefts is understandable since SKODA belongs among the topsellers.
Thieves go also after other brands of vehicles, the thefts of which ranged in tens of pieces. They mainly focused on Volkswagen, Fiat, Renault, Opel, Hyundai and Citroën brands. Owners of more luxurious vehicles should also beware, because the thieves go after brands such as Mercedes, Audi and BMW.
Number of stolen vehicles in Slovakia
|First half of 2022
|First half of 2021
|CITROËN / MERCEDES
|AUDI / FORD
Zlodejov väčšinou lákajú vonkajšie parkoviská a krádeže prebiehajú vyslovene v sekundách. Aby sa majitelia áut nestávali obeťami, snažia sa v súčasnosti zabezpečiť vozidlá proti krádežiam rôznymi spôsobmi. Samozrejmosťou je továrenské, elektronické či mechanické zabezpečenie, prípadne alarm. Skúsení autičkári si však vedia s podobnými zabezpečeniami poradiť veľmi rýchlo.
Thieves are usually attracted to outdoor parking lots and car thefts happen literally in seconds. If car owners do not want to become victims, they are trying to secure their vehicles against theft in various ways. By factory, electronic or mechanical security, or an alarm. However, experienced car thieves can deal with similar security very quickly.
The most secure solution nowadays is the additional security of the vehicle with a reliable car alarm, which can effectively deter thieves and prevent theft. When choosing security, ease of use and functionality will definitely be considered. One option is the most modern Pandora system, which offers technologies with advanced encryption and multi-element protection. Pandora Alarm will also please the owner with zero service fees and several additional functions with which you will enjoy your car even more. The most popular feature is clearly the remote start, thanks to which you can not only prepare the car for driving, but also heat or cool it using the on-board air conditioning. In addition to a peaceful sleep, with Pandora you get, for example, a few extra minutes that you would normally spend scraping the frost off the windows.