6 Ways to Keep Thieves from Stealing Your Vehicle

Originally posted on News 92 FM | Official Site for Houston News, Traffic, Weather, Breaking News:

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(HOUSTON) — Do you do enough to protect your wheels from thieves? Apparently, a lot of us are pretty careless.

Vehicle theft is a huge problem in Houston, to the tune of about 14,000 stolen last year.

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Which vehicles are most popular among thieves? Auto theft officer James Woods with the Houston Police Department says Houstonians love our pickups, and so do the thieves. Pickup trucks that are at least five years old are among the most frequently stolen.

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Woods said he is amazed at how easy we make it for thieves by leaving doors unlocked and keys in the ignition. He thinks we need to change our thinking.

“People take precautions and people take the steps necessary to secure their house. Well, your car is your second home,” Woods said. “It’s…

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