More and more people are using bicycles for their day-to-day trips and errands. In this context, bicycle trailers are an ideal solution for transporting the whole kit and caboodle in safety and comfort – which is also why these accessories are so popular. Unfortunately, highly sought-after products often end up in the hands of sticky-fingered opportunists. In this blog entry, we’ll be giving you a few tips for protecting your bicycle trailer from theft.
Running into the bakery for just a few seconds with your bike and trailer in clear view – although tempting, it’s never a very good idea. In spite of the fact that, according to official statistics, the number of bicycle thefts has dropped in recent years, bicycles are still highly prone to theft. This is why you should always play it safe and lock up your bike and trailer, even if you are only planning to be away for a short period of time.
We have also given lots of thought to theft prevention in the development of our bicycle trailers. Our special Click&Crooz® hitch arm that connects the trailer to the bicycle is equipped with its own lock – meaning that you can securely attach the hitch arm to the hitch to keep it safe from thieves!
There is no lock at the other end of the hitch arm where it attaches to the trailer itself, but you can replace the magnetic pin with a small lock in order to ensure that the hitch arm is secured on both ends.
In general, we recommend always locking up your bicycle trailer – and for this blog entry, we’ve put together a few useful tips for keeping your trailer extra safe:
At home, you can avoid having to lock up your bicycle trailer by taking advantage of its foldability: Our Kid, Dog and Cargo models can be quickly and easily folded to a compact size and stored in a cellar, a hallway, a garage or even a flat. It may be annoying to do this after every trip, but it will greatly decrease the likelihood of your trailer being stolen!
If you’re out and about, you can also easily convert your Kid or Dog to a stroller or your Cargo to a handcart. Then you can take your Croozer with you wherever you go, taking full advantage of its versatility!
Even if you follow all of the tips provided above, you can unfortunately never be 100% certain that your bicycle trailer will not be stolen – thieves are becoming increasingly professional and clever. In order to make the loss of your trailer a bit less heart-breaking (and expensive), you can look into applicable insurance policies.
A few things to keep in mind when it comes to insurance:
Be sure to look into what options are available with your current insurance policy. If you decide to look for a new policy, we recommend using an insurance comparison site!
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