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Ted's Auto Sales

4021 66th Street N.
Directions St. Petersburg, FL 33709

  • Sales: (727) 381-0038
  • OFFICE: (727) 381-0038

Protect Your Ride—How to Deter Car Thieves

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 750,000 vehicles were stolen in the United States during 2016. More than half of car thefts are attributable to driver error. To raise public awareness of this serious problem, the NHTSA use a combination of materials to illustrate behavioral and technological strategies to deter car thieves.

Behavioral strategies

Some of these are obvious, like keeping your car locked at all times and never leaving your key in the ignition. Others are more subtle, such as having your car’s vehicle identification number etched on the windows.

Technological strategies

Having one or more of the following may prevent your car being stolen. Some insurance companies offer discounts to people who have these:
  • Audible and visual devices
  • Immobilizing devices
  • Vehicle Recovery Systems
Here at Ted's Auto Sales, we like to keep our customers informed. We’d love to talk to you about how to prevent car theft, and maybe show your our inventory.



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