Unbelievable Car Break-In Spree Rocks Dallas Apartment Complex.

I once had my 1990 Geo Tracker broken into when I was in college and it felt like somebody violated my very soul.

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What really sucks is that they slit my soft top with a knife, when they could have just unzipped the back plastic window. Idiots.


The video at the bottom of this article has been making the rounds on social media today because over forty vehicles were broken into at a Dallas parking garage.

Here are some tips on how to keep your car safe from thieves:

Park in Well-Lit Areas: Whenever possible, park your car in well-lit, busy areas. Thieves are less likely to target vehicles in highly visible locations.

Lock Your Doors and Windows: This may seem obvious, but always double-check that your car doors are locked and windows are fully rolled up before leaving your vehicle.

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Don't Leave Valuables in Plain Sight: Remove any valuable items from your car or hide them out of sight. Items like bags, electronics, and even loose change can attract thieves.

Use Car Alarms: Install a car alarm system if your vehicle doesn’t have one. The noise can deter potential thieves.

Install a Steering Wheel Lock: This visible deterrent can make your car less attractive to thieves, as it requires more effort to steal.

Tint Windows: Tinted windows can make it harder for thieves to see inside your car, reducing the temptation to break in.

Use Anti-Theft Devices: Consider using tracking systems, immobilizers, or kill switches. These devices make it more difficult for thieves to steal your car.

Park in a Garage: If you have access to a garage, use it. Parking in a garage adds an extra layer of security.

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Be Mindful of Remote Entry Systems: Don’t leave your key fob or remote entry system inside the car. Some thieves use signal amplifiers to intercept and replicate key fob signals.

Don’t Leave Your Car Running: Never leave your car running unattended, even for a short time. It’s an open invitation for thieves.

Close the Sunroof: Don’t forget to close your sunroof if your car has one, as it’s an easy entry point for thieves.

Remove Portable Electronics: Remove portable GPS units, phones, and other electronics from your car. Also, remove the mounts and hide the power cables to reduce signs of electronics being present.

Etch VIN on Windows: Etching your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on your car windows can make it less appealing to thieves because it makes the vehicle harder to sell.

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Be Cautious with Spare Keys: Don’t hide spare keys in or around your car. Thieves know where to look.

Report Suspicious Activity: If you notice suspicious activity in your area, report it to the authorities. Community vigilance can help reduce car break-ins.

By combining these strategies, you can significantly reduce the risk of your car being broken into.

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