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A Question for Auto Locksmiths

Nov 6, 2021
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jack
My car was broken into today. Well, technically it wasn't a break-in because I leave my car unlocked almost all the time (my stupidity - and the irony of it is, I have recently gotten into locksport and should know better.) simply because I drive a 1999 Toyota corolla VE and it tends to get ignored for newer or better cars. The only thing of value I have is my iPhone cord and my Bluetooth radio transmitter thing which were taken. My question comes from talking to the police officer. He said that mainly older model hondas (95-99) and some Toyotas of the same age have been stolen a lot more lately. The way he described it was that the thieves basically have a copy of a key that works on both the door and the ignition. I didn't get into the details so I am not entirely sure what he meant by that. I know that usually, someone can get into the door with some effort but it requires a lot more effort/time to get the car started. He said he has heard of probably 10 reports over the last month or two. Have you guys heard anything about this? What is it about these models that make them more susceptible to break-ins? Is there anything you can do about it besides getting a shoe for your car or a steering wheel lock? The fact that someone can drive away with your car like that makes me more nervous than having it broken into.
 
Nov 6, 2021
4
0
First Name
jack
My car was broken into today. Well, technically it wasn't a break-in because I leave my car unlocked almost all the time (my stupidity - and the irony of it is, I have recently gotten into locksport and should know better.) simply because I drive a 1999 Toyota corolla VE and it tends to get ignored for newer or better cars. The only thing of value I have is my iPhone cord and my Bluetooth radio transmitter thing which were taken. My question comes from talking to the police officer. He said that mainly older model hondas (95-99) and some Toyotas of the same age have been stolen a lot more lately. The way he described it was that the thieves basically have a copy of a key that works on both the door and the ignition. I didn't get auto locksmith into the details so I am not entirely sure what he meant by that. I know that usually, someone can get into the door with some effort but it requires a lot more effort/time to get the car started. He said he has heard of probably 10 reports over the last month or two. Have you guys heard anything about this? What is it about these models that make them more susceptible to break-ins? Is there anything you can do about it besides getting a shoe for your car or a steering wheel lock? The fact that someone can drive away with your car like that makes me more nervous than having it broken into.
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Tallcool1

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Mar 17, 2014
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Clint
Never heard of it. No idea what someone would want with a $4,000 Toyota. Steering wheel lock seems reasonable. Full Coverage Insurance in today's market would likely be the best investment in hopes that someone steals it.