Hot Spots for Car Theft

Vehicle TheftIf you live in California you are at higher risk of getting your vehicle stolen. This is because 9 out of 10 hot spots for car theft happen in the state of California. The reason for this is because of international boarders and dense populated areas where vehicles are presented as opportunities for thieves.

Current Rankings from Mercury News

1. Bakersfield, CA

2. Fresno, CA

3. Modesto, CA

4. San Francisco/Oakland/Hayward, CA

5. Stockton-Lodi, CA

6. Redding, CA

7. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

8. Valleio-Fairfield, CA

9. San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, CA

10. Yuba City, CA

Auto Theft

Vehicles that are more apt to be stolen are classic cars. Classic cars are targeted because they are easy to sell overseas. People would pop them in containers and ship them overseas and a lot of them were a “for order situation”.  Classic cars are worth much more than the average new vehicle and most times the classic car is one of a kind.

You never think it will happen to you. You lock your car and you feel protected because you may have a built in alarm system that makes a nasty sound when someone tries to break in. There is something you need to remember……it can happen to you and it has happened to over 700,000 Americans.

Summer has the highest rate of stolen vehicles throughout the year. Most cars were stolen on the weekend. We don’t want you to be next so check out these 8 tips to protect your vehicle from theft.

Have you used any of these tips? If so, tell us how they have helped you protect your vehicle.