Tag: anti-theft

20 Posts

is the glove compartment a safe place for valuables
Aug 28, 2012

Today: Safe Place to Stash a Wallet?

Dear Car Talk

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?

anti-theft

can thieves capture the electronic information from your key fob
Oct 01, 2010

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

Dear Car Talk

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...

myths anti-theft keys

alarm system activated when jumpstarting the battery
Mar 01, 2010

How can Lisa convince her car that it's not being stolen?

Dear Car Talk

I am trying to jump-start my husband's 2008 Honda Accord. It's been sitting for a few months since he was deployed to Iraq, and I need to move the car ASAP before the street sweepers come. However, when I connect the...

anti-theft Honda Accord Sdn 2008

is there really a chip in new car keys
Mar 01, 2004

$37 for a key replacement at the Honda dealership?

Dear Car Talk

I recently bought a pre-owned Honda Civic LX Unfortunately it only came with one key so I am in the midst of trying to get a copy of my car key made The only thing is that the dealer keeps...

keys anti-theft Honda

Mar 01, 2002

What's our anti-theft advice? Hint: it doesn't include car alarms.

Dear Car Talk

We just bought a new Toyota Camry -- one of the most-wanted cars by thieves I would like to buy an alarm system of some sort for this thing but am having trouble finding any information or comparison data I...

anti-theft

Oct 01, 2001

Camrys are frequently stolen. How to prevent theft?

Dear Car Talk

My wife drives a Toyota Camry Recently it was stolen from in front of our house and abandoned rather banged up The locks however were undamaged The cop said Camrys are so common that car thieves have master keys for...

anti-theft keys Toyota Camry

Sep 01, 1995

Debbie confirms what Tom & Ray have always suspected: car alarms are useless.

Dear Car Talk

I cry as I write My baby my Mazda Miata miles was stolen ten days ago I had an alarm At AM a neighbor heard an alarm go off then it was disarmed Then five to ten minutes later it...

anti-theft

Oct 01, 1994

Is it paranoid to keep doors locked while driving?

Dear Car Talk

I'm hoping you can settle a disagreement My fiancee thinks I am being excessively paranoid for wanting the car doors locked while driving I say that with car-jackings and random stop light robberies occuring in all major cities locking the...

doors locks safety anti-theft

Dec 01, 1992

Is it possible to install a kill switch on my Tercel?

Dear Car Talk

I used to have a VW Bug My brother installed a cut off switch in it to ground out the ignition to make the car harder to hotwire I recently traded that car in for a two-door four speed Toyota...

anti-theft

Jun 01, 1990

A letter from the Click and Clack Department of Woe and Intrigue:

Dear Car Talk

FROM THE CLICK AND CLACK DEPARTMENT OF WOE AND INTRIGUE IT'S A STORY THAT PERHAPS ONLY CARL SAGAN OR MY BROTHER CAN EXPLAIN DEAR TOM AND RAY A FRIEND AND I RENTED A BRAND NEW CHRYSLER IMPERIAL WITH ONLY MILES...

mail bag anti-theft