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I will be taking deliver of a new Ford Fiesta soon and it comes with the keyless entry. I have read a number of reports about this system being not being secure. What are the best options to secure the...
After debating about buying a soft top (and seeking your input) I have swapped my trusted Land Rover Discovery for a 2014 Range Rover Sport. I am very happy with it but I have two questions you may be...
I returned to my locked BMW 118d to find the engine still running after being parked for 7 hours. In my hurry I had not pressed the Off button. My fault of course but I checked with the dealer whether...
I've just been informed by the Met Police that there is a new theft issue with BMW Z and X Series cars and Range Rover models. It appears that gangs have found a new way around the key-copying and USB...
I recently had my BRG 1969 MGB Roadster stolen in the afternoon from out a hotel in Folkestone. What advice would give to classic car owners about electronic or other security measures in older cars with...
I own a Mercedes-Benz CLS, which was broken into by thieves and had sports equipment stolen from the boot. The problem I have is there’s no physical evidence of a break in, which means the insurer will...
When I was a young driver in the late 1960s I had a simple cut-out switch to help deter thieves. I also read about a more sophisticated device that allowed the car to be driven away but after a few hundred...
Is a new pre-reg by BMW (24/12/12) 320i Luxury xDrive subject to the security flaws which I read allow theft by cloning the remote key? Apparently the MO is to break the drivers window, plug into the...
Can you recommend an anti theft device for a new Jaguar?
I am looking to buy a new car and the model I am interested in has keyless entry. My friend has warned me against this and says that he read a recent article in a national newspaper highlighting an increasing...
 

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