Before You Drive
ANTI-THEFT PRECAUTIONS While it may be difficult to deter the ‘professional’ car thief, the majority of thefts are carried out by unskilled opportunists. Therefore, take vehicle security very seriously and ALWAYS adopt this simple ‘four point’ drill whenever you leave your vehicle - even for just a few minutes:
Fully close all the windows (and the sunroof).
Remove your valuable belongings (or hide them out of sight).
Remove the starter key.
Superlock the vehicle using the remote handset.
Thieves are attracted by ‘vulnerable’ vehicles. Even if you have followed the ‘four point’ drill, there is still much you can do to make your vehicle a less inviting target.
BE SAFE - NOT SORRY!
Park where your vehicle can be easily seen by householders and passers-by.
At night, park in well lit areas and avoid deserted or dimly-lit side streets.
NEVER leave the keys in the vehicle.
Do not keep important documents (or spare keys) in the vehicle - these are a real bonus for the thief.
IN AN EMERGENCY
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Remember the breakdown safety code
If a breakdown occurs while travelling:
Wherever possible, consistent with road safety and traffic conditions, the vehicle should be moved off the main thoroughfare, preferably onto the shoulder as far as possible. If a breakdown occurs on a motorway, pull well over to the inside of the hard shoulder.
Switch on hazard lights.
If possible, position a warning triangle or a flashing amber light at an appropriate distance from the vehicle to warn other traffic of the breakdown, (note the legal requirements of some areas).
Consider evacuating passengers through the doors facing away from traffic, to a safe area away from the vehicle as a precaution in case your Discovery is accidentally struck by another vehicle.