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    Default Summer is prime time for car thieves

    Despite a variety of improved anti-theft devices, more than 1.2 million cars and trucks – worth more than $7.6 billion – are stolen each year. Summertime is prime time for car thieves. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau vehicle thefts soar in July and August. By ConsumerMan Herb Weisbaum.


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    I always thought it was more a winter sport, most people leave their cars unlocked in the winter to get in more quickly.

    I have never mentioned this before, for fear of making enemies here. But as a teenager I had a rather colorful past as my wife likes to put it.

    You see I was part of an auto theft ring in the late 60’s early 70’s. Paid my dues, did my time, and paid restitution.

    So I am a pretty good resource for those who would like to know how to make their trucks and cars more theft proof. Even though it has been so 30+ years the technology may have changed but the ways to keep your car from being stolen really haven’t.

    Now I will go silently into the shadows.

    Technology is great, when it Works,
    And one Big Pain in the Ass When it Doesn’t.
    Detroit Iron Rules, All the Rest are Just Toys.
    94 GMC Burban, 5.7L (350), 4X4, Auto
    86 GMC Burban, 350, 2 WD, Auto
    79 GMC pickup plow truck, 400, Full time 4X4, Auto
    86 Pontiac Fiero SE, 2.8L, Auto, only mid engine American car
    See a Pattern yet?

    15 year GM assembly line worker.

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