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Ten Tips to deter car thieves

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by fireturk41, May 4, 2012.

  1. May 4, 2012 at 4:45 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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  3. May 4, 2012 at 5:03 AM
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    Ten Ways to Foil Thieves

    Vehicle theft is a problem in many areas of the country. As an essential part of our lives, a stolen ride can be both a tragedy and loss, financially and to our sense of safety. It’s essential to protect your truck from people who may try to steal it, or to break in to take something you’ve left behind.

    1) Don't invite thieves - Never leave your ride running while you go somewhere else. Sure, you only have to get one thing at the corner store, so you'll just dash in and be back in half a minute. It takes a lot less than thirty seconds for someone to slide in your truck and drive away.

    2) Park in a safe place - If you have an opportunity to park your vehicle in a garage, in your drive or in a car park which is regularly patrolled, you will have a better chance of keeping your car safe. Choosing a public parking lot that is further away from traffic because it is less expensive, can be more expensive in the long run.

    3) Keep valuables out of sight - Never leave anything a potential thief may consider of value visible inside your truck. Handbags, purses, clothing, rucksacks and items straight from a store will encourage thieves to break into your car. A 'smash and grab' only takes seconds, but leaves you holding the bag. More desperate types will take the risk just for an old MP3 player, GPS unit, or leftover change. Put it all out of sight.

    4) Locking lug nuts - Locking lugs, or wheel locks can help deter criminals who haven’t got too much experience. Opportunists who see a wheel lock in place are less likely to try their luck by attempting to steal your rims. Many of the "puzzle lock" products can be quickly overcome now, but the newer "bullet" style of wheel locks are harder - if for no other reason than they replace all of the nuts holding the wheels on.

    5) Alarms - It’s sensible to get a good alarm fitted to deter thieves. Once they are set off and make a loud sound, most thieves tend to abandon their quest. Better still get a two way alarm system to be on the safe side. Most criminals who know how to steal a car will bump it to see if it has an alarm. Ones good at their job will then attempt to disable the alarm, although probably at a later time when the sound is off.

    5a) Also, never place a decal in your window to tell thieves which type of alarm you have. Identifying the system will allow them to research how best and quickly to disable it, making their job easier.

    6) Kill switch - A kill switch can disable your ride when switched on, and allow you to drive otherwise.

    7) GPS Locaters - Several commercial systems are available that notify you when your truck is moved, or goes beyond a certain boundary. Monitoring centers, working the local police, can often recover or locate vehicle within an hour.

    8) Organic deterrents - Leaving an ugly, snarling, slobbering dog inside while you're off doing errands usually makes thieves move along more quickly to the next opportunity. Sometimes a mother-in-law works just as well.

    9) Check it when you return - Nothing is easier for a thief than waiting for you to open the vehicle. A common trick is to put newspaper over your back window. When you look in your mirror to back out and stop to clear the window, you car could get hijacked while you watch.

    10) Glass etching - Usually a "mandatory option" when buying a new vehicle, there are kits available to etch your ride's VIN number into the windshield, back glass and side windows. This makes it expensive for thieves to re-register the car in another state, as all the glass would have to be replaced.

    Safeguarding your truck is essential these days. It is typically your most valuable assets next to your home and deserves your full attention. There is little you can do to prevent a determined, professional thief from taking your car, so Tip number eleven on this list is: Keep your anti-theft insurance up to date!
     
  4. May 4, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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    A note in the window that says Ive killed before, filling lucky scumbag... with some spent 9mm shells on the seat and floor seams to work in Florida:D
     
  5. May 4, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    I took #8 to the extream and have a Badger in the car. So far no break in's. ;)
     
  6. May 4, 2012 at 6:45 AM
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    i have a trunk monkey
     
  7. May 4, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    Don't fuck with the honey badger
     
  8. May 4, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    He'll straight up eat the thief, then take a nap and be awesome.
     
  9. May 4, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    Honey badger don't give a shit!
     
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    You would get your windows busted and arrested for number 8 here in AZ

    Id probably bust some guys windows for number 8 here too.
     
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    lol

    I could leave my truck unlocked for weeks around here and be fine.
     
  12. May 4, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    yeah not sure how anyone could forget to lock their truck, pretty stupid.

    oh wait...
     
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    Only good if you're sleeping in the truck when they attempt the theft.......
     
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    or someone is reaching in the window with you in it, and may have a weapon. :D i would prob shoot them in the face.


    my doors are always locked when driving! and if i don’t have someone with me i only unlock the driver door.
     
  17. May 4, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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    I don't think a thief would be trying to open my door at 60 mph
     
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    I'd have a doctor look at that. :D
     
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    red light, stop sign, any kinda stop like that. at 60MPH no they wont.
     
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