Car Talk: Are Your Hookups Showing?

by August 21, 2008 at 6:59 am 3,121 1 Comment

“Thefts From Autos” are a big problem in Borderstan. The police constantly warn us: Do not leave anything of value visible in your car. This also extends to hookups for Global Positioning Systems (GPS), satellite radio and iPods. Why? If a thief sees a hookup, he may assume that the GPS, satellite radio or iPod is somewhere in your car — and break in to look for it. One officer recently told me that thieves are now targeting cars where the outline of the suction cup for a GPS hookup is visible on the windshield.

Yeah, I know: It’s a pain to have to do this, but it beats broken glass and the cost of a new system.

Here’s a visual reminder we found over at We Love DC.


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