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Car key stolen

We have 2 cars in our carport. Car A was accidentally left unlocked last night, and this morning it was evident that someone had gone through it. There was nothing taken (apparently) except that Car A had a spare key to Car B, and that is now missing. (Car B was also ransacked but contained nothing of value). What should we do about the missing key? How likely is Car B to get stolen now?
posted by Maximian on May 7, 2016 - 12 answers

Massachusetts - front license plate stolen on leased vehicle

My front license plate was stolen. The police officer who took the report said to go to the station on Monday and get a copy of the report, then go to the RMV for further instructions. The lease is in my name, but the registration is in the name of the lien holder, Nissan Finance. And since it's a lease, I don't have the title to the car. So, what do I need to bring to the RMV to deal with this?
posted by Ain on Jan 3, 2016 - 5 answers

How to keep my car safe parked outdoors?

I am going to be moving to a new city and for the first time will be keeping my car parked on the street 24/7. This is unavoidable. Are there any suggestions y'all have for keeping my car safe beyond the usual (park under streetlight, keep valuables out)? Perhaps some way of making it so it can't be started if broken into?
posted by holmesian on Dec 15, 2015 - 21 answers

Roof storage security

Multi-part questions about the security of the roof-top luggage box I just installed on my car. [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Aug 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Is there an car thief app for that?

Recently, a friend's beat up old car was stolen the old fashion way - with a screwdriver to the ignition. This made me wonder about auto theft and newer, computer chip laden cars like the 2011 Volvo that I rode in yesterday. Has the computerization of automobiles led to new ways to steal cars? Basically, is there an car thief app for that?
posted by R. Mutt on Dec 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Nothing of value was taken.... or was it?

Why would someone break into a bunch of cars but ignore valuables only to rifle through paperwork? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Oct 19, 2009 - 28 answers

Keep my registration sticker where it belongs

Foolproof way to prevent registration sticker theft? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jun 23, 2009 - 16 answers

when silence is *not* golden.

is volvo liable for my car alarm not going off during a break in? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Aug 21, 2008 - 14 answers

Best place to steal a car.

In an abstract sense, what would be the best way to steal a car? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Feb 17, 2005 - 27 answers

Thief Magnet

I park on the street in an urbanish neighborhood. My car has gotten broken into twice now in a month. The little sh!ts got nothing either time, but I get to replace the window again. When I get out, I remove all interesting items and lock the doors. I reported it both times but the police aren't terribly encouraging that things will change on my street.

Other than moving to a house with a garage, what else should I be doing?
posted by pomegranate on Feb 6, 2005 - 30 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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