The last thing you want is for a thief to break into your car and steal. You’ve invested in your vehicle and take the time and care to maintain it. Protect your investment with these tips for preventing car theft by Freedom Collision Center:
There are a variety of types of thieves and tactics they use to steal vehicles, including:
The majority of thieves that commit auto theft are professionals. High-performance cars are what professional thieves prefer. They also target more popular models whose parts are easy to interchange to prevent detection.
After they are stolen, vehicles are given over to chop shops where the car are taken apart, and the parts are sold. Cars are also stolen to be exported to other countries.
This is a tactic where thieves will bump into your vehicle and then steal it as you get out to check for damage. When you approach a stoplight, be sure to leave enough room in between you and the other car so you are able to maneuver around them if needed.
If you are in an accident and do not feel safe, be sure to drive to a more populated area or use your cellphone to contact the police.
These are people who steal cars, mainly luxury vehicles, to take a “joy ride.” These vehicles are typically recovered by police but will have likely suffered serious damage.
If your car suffers damage from a collision or theft, we can help you get your car back in shape and out on the road in no time. Contact Freedom Collision Center today to learn more!