Auto Body Shop News: Anti-Theft Technologies Ahead of the Criminal Curve

Posted on: May 7th, 2014 by Accurate Auto Body Repair No Comments

Auto Body Shop Theft

For your average family, a car is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in your life. As such, you’ll want to make sure that your car is always safe when you leave it. Accurate Auto Body, Denver’s most customer-friendly auto body shop, understands this notion very well. It’s important to know how automobile manufacturers have improved their anti-theft technologies in vehicles to make cars next to impossible to break into and steal. First of all, here is a list of 2013’s most stolen vehicles.

  1. 1994 Nissan Sentra
  2. 2002 Ford Explorer
  3. 2004 Dodge Pickup
  4. 1999 Chevrolet Pickup
  5. 1994 Acura Integra
  6. 2000 dodge caravan
  7. 1991 Toyota Camry
  8. 2006 Ford Pickup
  9. 1998 Honda Civic
  10. 1994 Honda Accord

What do all these vehicles have in common? They are relatively older and lack any noteworthy anti-theft features. Newer vehicles simply aren’t as easy to break into and steal these days. For one, almost every vehicle model after 2008 contains an engine immobilizer, which essentially renders the engine inert unless the correct key or token is used. This prevents the vehicle from being “hotwired”, so even if the thief gets into the car, they cannot drive away with it. This feature, while it isn’t perfect, deters the vast majority of thieves who are largely opportunistic in nature. If a newer vehicle has managed to be stolen for whatever reason, then it can usually be shut off or tracked remotely using such on-board software such as OnStar. All these kinds of technologies make it incredibly difficult for your average criminal to disable the anti-theft device and steal the car in an appropriate amount of time. As Frank Scafidi, the National Insurance Crime Bureau spokesman, said, “There are ways to defeat the high-end security measures, but your average knucklehead doesn’t know how to do it.”

How To Use This Information                                                                                                

It’s always important to make sure your car is always where you left it, and deterring thieves is one important way to do that. Fortunately, newer cars have done exactly that, and it’s nice to know that the industry has spent billions of dollars to protect your investments into their vehicles. Still, cars can still be broken into, and generally speaking those break-ins can leave damages. If your car ever experiences any sort of damage, then get yourself to Accurate Auto Body, and we’ll take care of you and your vehicle by focusing on you and your situation. Calls Accurate Auto Body today at 303-344-2212, or visit our website here.

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