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Car Theft – On the Rise In Ontario

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Clearly, rising auto thefts concern all of us. Thieves have become more sophisticated, aggressive, and opportunistic. So, owners need to take more steps to lock them out. Ultimately, with some diligent and vigilant habits, you can be your vehicle’s best defense against theft.

Top Ten Stolen Cars In Ontario

  • Lexus RX Series 2016 – 2021
  • Honda RC-V Series 2016 – 2021
  • Ford F-15s, F250s, F350s, and F450s 2015 – 2020
  • Toyota Highlander Series 2016 – 2021
  • Honda Civic Series 2016 – 2021
  • Land Rover, Range Rover 2015 – 2021
  • Honda Accord Series 2018 – 2021
  • Chevrolet/GMC Silverados and Sierrras 1500s, 2500s, and 3500s 1999 – 2006
  • Dodge Ram 1500s, 2500s, and 3500s 2009 – 2018
  • Toyota Tacoma 2016 – 2021

Theft-protection tips

No cost prevention

  • Park smart – Park your car in the garage, or if you are unable to, in a well-lit, highly visible parking space.
  • Don’t make it easy – Never leave your vehicle unattended while idling. Ensure doors are locked and windows are rolled up.

Low-cost prevention

  • Build a barrier – Use a steering wheel lock (i.e., the Club anti-theft steering wheel lock) to present a barrier to theft and maybe dissuade the attempt.
  • Be signal silent – Store keys away from the front door or in an aluminum/ metal box. Containers, such as these, block the radio signals that thieves use to steal your vehicle. You can also install a data port (OBD port) lock, which can block physical access to your vehicle’s onboard computer systems, preventing thieves from reprogramming them.
  • Track it – TAG is a multifaceted anti-theft system that works to both deter and prevent vehicle theft, as well as recover your vehicle should it be stolen. TAG uses antijamming technology which is secure and cannot be easily intercepted by thieves.

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