Cars Become Increasingly Attractive Target

Sonitrol Pacific Security Resources

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By Pamela Singleton, Director of Communications
Posted September 29, 2008

Catalytic converters have become an attractive target for thieves, offering a quick, easy source of cash and many cities report an increase of this type of theft during 2008.

The Tacoma News Tribune offers these tips to protect your vehicle from thieves:

• Park in a well-lit area.

• Lock all doors and roll up all windows.

• Activate your alarm system if you have one.

• Park so that someone cannot crawl under the back of your vehicle.

• Back vehicles up near garage doors.

• Engrave your catalytic converter. This will help in identifying it if it’s stolen.

For more information, read Stacey Mulick’s article, “Thieves jump on new target”.