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More than 10,000 cars reported stolen in Ontario last year, more than one per hour

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Hellosafe.ca says insurance coverage corporations reported that there 10,900 automobile theft claims in 2021, which works out to a automobile going lacking each 48 minutes.

The positioning, which permits customers to check premiums, says that SUVs at the moment are making up for 48 per cent of the vehicles stolen.

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In the event you personal a 2018 Lexus RX, your car is the more than likely to go lacking. Hellosafe.ca says it’s value round $50,000.

Honda’s 2019 CR-V and 2019 Civic completed second and third respectively whereas the 2019 Toyota Highlander was fourth.

Whereas SUVs account for 48 per cent of the autos thieves thieve, sedans account for 34.7 per cent (simply over 3,000), vehicles 12.4 per cent (round 1,350) and vans are round 3 per cent (round 325) of the entire.

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With vehicles accounting for simply 12.4 per cent, the fifth by means of 7th spots had been taken by 2017 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra, 2017 Ford F-150 to 450 and 2019 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 from 2019.

The 2018 Honda Accord, 2017 Toyota Corolla and 2016 Land Rover Vary Rover rounded out the record.

The positioning estimates the thefts price the insurance coverage business $542 million.

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Waterloo Regional Police affords a number of tricks to reduce the possibilities of thieves stealing your wheels.

For instance, throughout chilly wintery months, don’t go away your car unattended whilst you watch for it to heat up.

Final summer time, 4 autos had been stolen within the space (together with a Lexus Rx350 and two Toyota Highlanders) with thieves training relay or reprograming car theft.

Relay car theft is when thieves strategy a house searching for a key fob sign coming from contained in the residence.

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The thieves amplify the sign to unlock, begin and steal the automobile.

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Reprogramming works when a thief forces their manner into the automobile and makes use of and digital system to entry diagnostics. The legal then reprograms a fob to start out the car.

To guard towards a lot of these thefts, police advocate parking your automobile in a storage if potential, blocking entry to your onboard diagnostic port utilizing a steering wheel lock or by putting car key fob inside a radio frequency shielding bag/pouch when not in use.

Additionally they recommend protecting your automobile locked always and the buying a surveillance system to your house.




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