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National Title-Check System Closes Some Scammer Loopholes
National Title-Check System Closes Some Scammer Loopholes

Would you believe that up until now there hasn't been a true database for vehicle titles, supervised by the federal government? It's finally here; by January 1 of this year, all states were required to be fully participating in the Anti-Car Theft Act and associated regulations. The fruits of the...Read More»

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Tech Tuesday: New Device Makes Life Easier For Some Locksmiths, Car Thieves

3-D printing is fairly new, but its popularity grows with every improvement to the technology. The process uses either a 3-D scanner to map an item's surface or 3-D imaging software to build something from scratch. Then a special printer recreates that surface in sandstone, plastic, ceramic, or...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Thefts Down, But LoJack Looks Ahead To Hybrids and Electrics

In any normal vehicle, a slight drain on the battery is no big deal. But if you have a hybrid—or, for that matter, if you have a finicky old British roadster in the garage that needs to be hooked up to a trickle charger all the time—you want to minimize what's tapping into your power. That's...Read More»

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Car Thefts Down Again—To A 20-Year Low

We have some good news. Even last year's start of the recession wasn't enough to reverse the downward trend in auto theft. The number of registered vehicles in the U.S. has doubled over the past 20 years, yet the overall vehicle theft rate has fallen—12.7 percent just from 2007 to 2008. According...Read More»

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London Cops Steal From Your Car, But It's For Your Own Good

Call us crazy, but if someone took a mobile phone, a briefcase, or a handheld GPS navigation system out of our car--even if it were unlocked--we'd call that theft. The police in London's Richmond neighborhood take a different view. When they see valuables left in plain sight in unlocked cars...Read More»

2006 Mitsubishi Colt VRX
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mitsubishi Marketing Mayhem, Ford Worships Idol, And Hello, Ferrari Heaven

The hunt is on -- It may be time to have an intervention with Mitsubishi. To hype its new Colt (not to be confused with the Dodge Colt, which was, in fact, a worked-over Mitsubishi), Mitsubishi has hidden Colt "parts" on the internet, which fans can then collect, scavenger-hunt style. Weirder...Read More»

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