5 Tips to Prevent Car Theft
by Courtney Messenbaugh for Xfinity.com
Summer is the time to drop the top on your convertible, take a road trip, blast some good tunes and enjoy the warm summer air. Unfortunately, summer is also the time when thieves like to steal cars. July and August are the top two months for vehicle thefts according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
We donâ€™t need to tell you that having your car stolen would be a bummer. If youâ€™re curious about how car thieves work, you can catch episodes of Bait Car on truTV, in which police plant â€œbaitâ€ cars on the streets of high-crime areas in order to catch car thieves. You can also find hundreds of bait car videos on YouTube, like this one:
According to the NHTSA, the embarrassing truth is that that 40 to 50 percent of all cars that are stolen are due to driver error. In the words of Homer Simpson, â€œDoh!â€ We donâ€™t want your summer to become a bummer, so weâ€™ve compiled a list of 5 Tips to help prevent your car from being stolen.
Still worried about car thiefs? Read about the 10 Most Stolen Cars to see if your car is at risk.