Vehicle Theft Prevention

According to NHTSA data, there are over 800,000 people affectedby vehicle theft annually. In 2020, this resulted in a cost of over $7 billion to vehicle owners. In response to this, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared July as Vehicle Theft Prevention Month.
These incidents are not simple “smash and grabs” resulting in the loss of radios and vehicle contents, or people stealing wheel covers. Car thieves will take anything they see valuable: doors, engines, transmissions, air bags, radios, GPS units, cell phones, iPads, laptops, and purses. Catalytic convertor theft has seen a significant increase over recent years due to the precious metals used to manufacture them.
If you are a victim of this crime, there are some basic steps you must follow:
NHTSA Vehicle Theft Facts
Basic Steps to Deter Thieves