5 Sure Signs of a Flood Car

How to avoid purchasing a flood car. The last thing you want to happen when you purchase a used car is to find out after the fact that you bought one that was flooded. This can occur when a car has been through a major catastrophe, such as a hurricane, … Read more

Used Car Shopping Caution: Odometer Fraud

Odometer fraud can cost you dearly. Consumers looking to buy a used car understand the importance of checking it thoroughly, including the finish for rust and the key components such as the engine and transmission for damage. Brakes, lights, seats, air conditioning, steering and electronics should also be inspected, but … Read more

Hot Wheels: Is Your Car More Likely to be Stolen?

Car theft is on the decline, due to better security, including GPS tracking systems. For owners of older vehicles, those models remain targets, largely for the value of those separate parts. Car thieves continue to do their work despite a significant increase in security systems and GPS technologies that can … Read more

In Just 22 Years, Car Theft Rates Have Plunged by 58 Percent

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Security technologies help thwart crime. From 1960 to 1991, car thefts increased five-fold, peaking at 1,661,738 cars stolen in 1991. Since then, theft rates have been falling, coming in at 699,594 units reported stolen in 2013 according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Importantly, the 221 theft rate per … Read more

Truck Tailgate Thefts Are on the Rise

Owners of Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, Nissan Titan, Toyota Tundra and GMC Sierra pickup trucks know that these vehicles are prized models. Ideal for their room, payload and towing capacities, large pickup trucks are also prized by thieves and may be stolen, chopped up and the parts shipped … Read more