My Car is a Sitting Duck: How can I stop thieves from taking it?
July 24, 2006 12:26 PM Subscribe
My apartment was broken into last week and the thieves stole my car keys (among other things). Curiously, they didn't steal my car out of the driveway on their way out, but I'm worried they might come back. I've got the Club protecting the car as best it can for now, but what else do I have to worry about?
posted by BloodyWallet to Travel & Transportation (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My biggest worries:
1.) Would I be required by my car insurance company to re-key my car for coverage to remain intact? The re-keying operation is quite expensive (I have a '99 VW Jetta), and quite honestly I wouldn't mind getting a check from the insurance company to compensate a stolen car. But would they have a way out if I don't actively try to prevent the theft (by getting the car re-keyed)?
2.) The most annoying situation is that they come back and steal my (very basic) stereo, air bags, any other accessories from the car, or just vandalize/damage it. Any ideas on how to prevent that, given that the thieves have a set of keys?
My car is parked in a driveway behind my apartment building (out of view from the street), with 4 to 5 ft high fencing surrounding the parking area.