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:
â€¢ Park in a well-lit area.
â€¢ Lock all doors and roll up all windows.
â€¢ Activate your alarm system if you have one.
â€¢ Park so that someone cannot crawl under the back of your vehicle.
â€¢ Back vehicles up near garage doors.
â€¢ Engrave your catalytic converter. This will help in identifying it if itâ€™s stolen.
For more information, read Stacey Mulick’s article, “Thieves jump on new target”.