theftThe GMC Truck Dealership in Thunder Bay ON is working to pass along information of late breaking news and interesting subjects on behalf of your GMC Truck dealerships in Canada.  “A driver’s worst nightmare is usually traffic, road rage, or increasing gas prices. However, seldom do individuals stop to think about vehicle theft.”  That is what we will report today…details surrounding the theft of GMC Trucks and cars of all makes and models.

It’s a terrible thought, but nearly half of all car and truck thefts occur when drivers fail to take a few simple steps of precaution. Also, did you know that the summer months are the ones that rank highest when it comes to the amount of cars and GMC Trucks stolen each month?  “In light of these facts, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) christened July as National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month.In 2015, there were nearly 250,000 cars stolen, according to the latest NHTSA report. What’s more, vehicle thefts cost American consumers $5 billion in 2015, up from $4.5 billion in 2014.”

According to our recent research on behalf of your GMC Trucks Dealership in Thunder Bay, the best things you can do to help prevent the theft of your GMC Trucks, cars or SUVS are as follows:  Always remove valuables from their car or stow items away from plain sight; never leave their keys in a vehicle, or keep their car running without being close by; never keep their vehicle title in a car. The trouble and risk with the title is that if and when a criminal is able to show the title to police, there is a chance they can get away in the moment, never to be found again.  Another bit of advice involves putting the vehicle’s identification number aka (VIN) on each car window.  This could definitely help a driver who is unfortunate enough to be a victim to car theft.  This method may allow police to recognize and retrieve a stolen vehicle much easier than if it is elusive.