A new car or motorbike is usually the second-most valuable purchase we'll make in a lifetime. It is also the one that is most at risk.
Vehicle theft and theft from vehicles make up almost a third of all reported crime and can be frustrating and very expensive for victims. Around one-in-four vehicles reported stolen each year is never recovered - and those that are may be damaged beyond repair.
For more information on extra precautions you can take to help prevent vehicle crime download this handy PDF.
Contacting Surrey Police
For non-emergency calls or to contact your local police officer call 101* or 01483 571212, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Always dial 999 in an emergency.
If you are hard of hearing or speech impaired, textphone on 08001 101 (non emergency) or 08000 101(emergency) or text us on 07786 204020 or 999 (register at www. emergencysms.org.uk).
*Calling 101 from landlines and mobile phones costs 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long you are on the phone