Police Investigate Converter Thefts In Northwest Arkansas
Posted: December 23, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Fayetteville resident Valorie Jones started her Toyota 4Runner after leaving it in a parking lot overnight and heard a loud “roar.” “It was ridiculously loud,” she said. “It sounded as if my muffler was gone.”
At a Glance
To prevent catalytic converter theft, follow these tips:
Always park in well-lit areas.
At shopping centers and other similar parking lots, park close to the entrance of the building or near the access road where there’s a lot of traffic.
Park within a fenced area that’s busy during the day and secured at night.
Engrave the license plate number on the converter to make it traceable.
Purchase a vehicle security system and make sure it’s set to trigger with the slightest motion.
Visit a local muffler shop and have the converter secured to the vehicle’s frame with a couple of pieces of hardened steel welded to the frame.
Check out the different types of catalytic converter theft deterrent systems at local auto parts store or online.
Source: Nationwide Insurance
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