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Summer auto theft protection tips

Did you know? Every 44 seconds a car is stolen somewhere in the U.S. With summer just around the corner, many citizens will be heading out for vacations and getaway weekends. This also means that car thieves will be actively looking for unattended vehicles to steal. By giving thieves easy access to your car, your vehicle becomes the perfect target.
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Auto thieves' new target: vehicle inspection stickers

Inspection sticker theft is on the rise. Could you be the next victim? Vehicle inspection stickers can be easily removed from your inside windshield. An auto thief just needs access to your car to quickly swipe the state inspection sticker. These stickers fetch a high price on the black market and are common targets because they are easy to steal.
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Tailgate theft: pickup drivers beware

Pickup drivers beware. Tailgate theft is more common than you think. Tailgates are easily removable from trucks and allow thieves to run off in seconds before any one notices they are gone. Tailgates are also not cheap to replace. Depending on your vehicle, the tailgates can cost upwards of $3,000 which is what makes the gates so attractive to auto parts thieves.
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Vehicle cloning: buyer beware

Buying a vehicle this tax season? Beware of cloned vehicles. Vehicle cloning is a sophisticated scheme that has gained more traction among auto thieves in recent years. This form of vehicle theft victimizes both the stolen vehicle owner and the stolen vehicle purchaser and can go unnoticed when people purchase a used vehicle without doing research.
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Carjacking:a crime of opportunity

What would you do if a thief attempted to rob your vehicle while you were in it? Although the crime of carjacking is less common, it does occur. Which is why it is important to know what carjacking is, how to identify it, ways to avoid becoming a victim and most importantly, what to do if you become a victim of carjacking.
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