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Look after your keys

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of vans being targeted for theft so to keep your vehicle safe, look after your keys.

As advances have been made in vehicle security it is now harder for a thief to break in and hotwire a van, and that is why they are now targeting keys instead.

When just jumping out of the van to make a delivery it is all too easy to just leave the keys in the ignition. If this is how your vehicle is stolen then you simply won't be covered.

It is a good idea to keep your van keys tucked away at home as numerous vehicles have been stolen thanks to keys being taken from the house first. Also van owners have had the keys taken directly from them, so hiding your keys whilst working can be prudent.

One of the main things to do to improve your van security is remove all your tools and equipment over night. It may sound labour intensive but it is better than thieves removing everything and you having to replace it all.

For advice on van insurance and general security, talk to Westhill Insurance. They are part of a nation wide scheme, which is only available to 130 brokers; this scheme gives Westhill access to impressive insurance deals. So for more information please visit www.westhill-home-insurance.co.uk.

This month Westhill is offering 10 per cent off all household policies taken out with them. On top of that, Westhill is also celebrating its 25th anniversary in insurance, and is offering free insurance to some lucky customers. For every 25 policies placed on cover with us, one will be chosen at random and refunded. Please click here and read more.

Westhill Insurance covers bike insurance, car insurance, van insurance, home insurance, business insurance, let property insurance, commercial insurance or even public liability insurance. It is willing to talk with you and come up with a tailor-made deal to suit. In the current climate of financial and insurance crisis Westhill Insurance understands the fear of dealing with a large impersonal, unaccountable organisation and sets itself apart as the broker you can speak to and trust.

For more information on Westhill Insurance or a quote, visit www.westhill-insurance.co.uk or call on 0844 371 7000 Mon – Fri 0900-1730 and Sat 0900-1300.

Posted on 18th September, 2009