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Summer is prime time for car thieves

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    [​IMG]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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  2. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    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.

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