Cars Become Increasingly Attractive Target

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.