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Starting Problem May Be Due to Bad Immobilizer


Bill's son is set to buy grandma's Accord, but the car seems alarmed at the prospect. What's causing the Honda to balk at starting when it's warm?

To Lock or Not to Lock?


For some, that's actually a question! 

How to keep thieves from stealing your car

Don't Leave Your Keys: Five (Obvious) Ways to Deter Car Theft


There's no excuse for leaving the keys in the car, but people do it all the time. Thefts involving this particular idiocy are up 31 percent in the last three years. Only Hawaii is key theft free.

Busting Thieves By Putting Your Key in the Freezer: Boooogus!

We got an email from Marianne giving us the business for suggesting thieves can't read the code from your keyless entry remote and open your car door.
What sets off a car alarm

Can Car Talk Help Cheryl Get Some Sleep?


Cheryl suspects that one of her neighbors has a malfunctioning car alarm. Every night it beeps about six times and wakes her and her husband up. Can Car Talk solve the mystery of the midnight beeping?

How's This for Dumb? Leaving Your Keys in the Car.

Car theft is down nationally, but it would be at '60s levels if we'd just stop with this one dope-slap-deserving move.

Gone in 60 Seconds: Using High-Tech DNA Coding to Stop Car Theft

Will your next car be sprayed with DNA, to catch the bad guys? See how the next generation of security systems will work. 

Hackers Have a New Target: Your Car

Cars today have data ports and event data recorders (black boxes), and they can and are being hacked in a variety of creative ways. Bad guys are rolling back odometers, stealing cars with electronic keys, erasing crash data and more. And wait, it all gets worse when every car has 4G access.
is the glove compartment a safe place for valuables

Today: Safe Place to Stash a Wallet?


Sol's wondering about the best place to hide valuables in a car. Can Tom and Ray help him keep his stuff hidden away and out of the hands of petty theives?

can thieves capture the electronic information from your key fob

Thieves can capture your key fob's code. Urban legend-- or not?


I got an e-mail this morning from our company's internal security department about locking your car with the remote key fob. The memo cites the story of a woman in a shopping center who noticed two guys in a car...


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