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Liability for car broken into while in garage.

My car was broken into sometime last evening or night while it was parked in our gated apartment complex garage. Is my apartment company at all liable for this? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Oct 3, 2016 - 8 answers

car theft(!), recovery(?), and purchase(??!?)

About a week ago, I woke up to discover that my car had been stolen overnight. Can you help me figure out my next steps for dealing with insurance in both scenarios ('recovered' or 'not recovered') and possibly buying another car? [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on Jul 25, 2016 - 8 answers

The ins and outs of having a car stolen in Chicago

Our car was stolen. Police here seem to shrug it off. Is there anything else I should or could be doing, or just take it as a rather abrupt lesson in the transience of possessions? [more inside]
posted by sixtyten on Sep 26, 2013 - 16 answers

Have you had an immobilizer-equipped car stolen?

Have you had an immobilizer-equipped car stolen? By immobilizer, I mean the cars (typically post-2006) that have a ROM chip in the key which is required for authentication to start the engine. If so, how was it stolen? If you have such a car, has someone attempted to steal it and failed due to the factory-equipped immobilizer?
posted by thewalrus on Jun 11, 2013 - 5 answers

I don't think duct tape is going to cut it this time.

After a theft, how much DIY car repair is too much? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2012 - 11 answers

tehloki and the angry inch

Somebody has decided to remove most of my door handle in an attempt to get into my car, or in a fit of rage, or something. Will getting it repaired through my insurance make my rates go up? Should I try and fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Sep 18, 2012 - 34 answers

And this button unlocks *a lot* of doors

Two of my neighbors have had objects stolen from their Toyotas (three cars in total), with no signs of a break-in and no alarm going off. Aside from the obvious "perhaps someone has a copy of the keys", any suggestions as to how they're doing it? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Apr 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Will I have to pay a parking ticket for a stolen car?

My car was stolen. Will I have to pay the ticket for illegal parking where it was dumped? [more inside]
posted by DeucesHigh on Feb 20, 2012 - 16 answers

Car Broken Into: Worth Calling the Cops?

My car was broken into, but nothing of value was stolen. Any benefit in calling the police? Or should I just fix the window and move on? [more inside]
posted by SpiffyRob on Jul 16, 2011 - 12 answers

Sorry about your car - here are some cookies?

Any good 'sorry your car got broken into' gifts? [more inside]
posted by theRussian on Apr 12, 2011 - 12 answers

Halp! Someone stole mah truck!

Our truck was stolen from our gated apartment complex. Is the complex at all liable? [more inside]
posted by phox on Aug 24, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me get my stolen stuff back

My car was broken into. I want to get my stuff back. What are the best strategies? [more inside]
posted by ghostpony on Jun 3, 2010 - 14 answers


My car was stolen. What else should I be doing that I haven't done yet? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Feb 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Convertible with top - Lock the doors, or leave them unlocked?

Loss prevention in a convertible with soft top - Lock the doors, or leave them unlocked? [more inside]
posted by rinogo on Mar 30, 2009 - 22 answers

Someone took my keys at party, crashed my car, and abandoned it. I found out who did it. Now what?

Someone took my keys at party, crashed my car, and abandoned it. I found out who did it. Now what? [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Jan 22, 2009 - 26 answers

Seems like a good idea?

Is LoJack really worth it? [more inside]
posted by 6:1 on Sep 3, 2008 - 19 answers

My Car is a Sitting Duck: How can I stop thieves from taking it?

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? [more inside]
posted by BloodyWallet on Jul 24, 2006 - 17 answers

When can I leave a car with the top down?

Car theft: I'm looking into buying a convertible, and would like a feel for when you would leave the vehicle with the top down. [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on May 8, 2006 - 19 answers

Focus or Mini?

My car as recently stolen and I need to buy a new one. Hopefully something people won't try to steal every couple months. [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6 on Jan 7, 2006 - 38 answers

My car, she is missing.

So my car was stolen last night from outside of my work. The police are confident that -- considering the age, make and condition -- it will turn up in anywhere from a few days to a week. [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske on Nov 17, 2005 - 8 answers

Stuck with loud car alarms -- help me get sleep!

Do I have any real options in dealing with loud car alarms? (Short of taking a brick to the windshield, which is what I really want to do.) [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on Nov 2, 2005 - 29 answers

How to foil car stereo theives?

Help me secure my car: For the seventh time in two years, I'm buying replacement window glass for my car. For the third time in two years, I'm shopping for a new stereo. For the second time in two years, I'm wondering what in the heck petty thieves want with my car registration and insurance forms. [more inside]
posted by u2604ab on Jun 14, 2005 - 31 answers

Help me salvage this situation...

My car was broken into two nights ago, while we ate dinner at a restaurant. There is extensive damage, and I only have liability insurance on my car. Is there any way I can get compensation? [more inside]
posted by knave on Jan 3, 2005 - 15 answers

They broke my car window and got caught by police; can I get them to pay for it? Can I help to increase their penalty somehow?

Some punks nailed the passenger window on my Jeep early Thursday morning in an effort to get to the stereo... [more inside]
posted by cinematique on Aug 13, 2004 - 13 answers

How do I protect my car from thieves?

How do I protect my car from thieves? I headed out to work this morning and was confronted by this. (that would be all four tires and wheels - $750 worth) I have a Clifford alarm system, I always park in highly visible areas, I stay out of "bad areas", there is a police academy 100 yards from where this picture was taken. What do I do to make this never happen again? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6 on Feb 19, 2004 - 29 answers

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