Thieves stealing older cars
Would a car thieve rather steal an old car or a new one? Surprisingly, thieves tend to steal older cars because they are easier to snatch. There is also a demand for their parts. They don’t steal a car because they want them or because they want to sell them. Car thieves usually steal in order to strip the car and sell its parts off piecemeal, generating far more funds than the car itself is worth. The majority of stolen cars go to chop shops.
There are a few things you can do to prevent car theft. Don’t leave your car unlocked or hide your keys in your favorite hiding spot. Always roll up your windows and keep your keys with you. Install a car alarm in your car. Place a sticker on the outside of your car so everyone knows that you have an alarm in your car.
Add a steering column collar to prevent hotwiring, a steering wheel lock, and get a smart key to keep your ride safe. Many car thefts know how to steal a car even with an alarm, so get a vehicle recovery system to track a stolen car.
If you have safety devices in place, many car insurance companies will give you a discount. Please do your part in protecting your car from theft to help keep insurance rates down. Gerber Collision and Glass direct you to always lock your doors.