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2021 Car Theft Statistics By State: The Worst States For Car Theft

November 23, 2021
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Data from the last year has been released by the National Crime Insurance Bureau (NCIB) and organized by Statista to provide U.S. residents with new insight into car theft statistics by state.  From what October’s data concludes, car owners nationally experienced volatile spikes in car theft reportings, making vehicle theft the single most common form of property crime. State-wide and...
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Winter Car Care: Your Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

November 16, 2021
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As we head into the frosty weather that colder months bring, icy roads and car troubles can wreak havoc for everyone. While car maintenance is necessary year-round, it is especially important in winter months when hazards run high. Neglecting winter car care can lead to accidents, roadside breakdowns, or simply a car that refuses to start when you’re already running...
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What’s the difference between a vehicle recovery system and a recovery device?

November 9, 2021
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There are more than 282 million vehicles registered in the U.S., and 78 million of the cars on the road are equipped with vehicle tracking technology, a vehicle recovery system, or both.  In one of our previous blogs, we’ve discussed in detail how vehicle recovery devices work, but how are they different from vehicle recovery systems? Often used interchangeably, these...
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The Overlooked Value of Connected Car Data

November 4, 2021
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The conversation surrounding connected vehicles in the automotive industry sparked a frenzy in the last ten years, with manufacturers competing for the next greatest technology. In the last year alone, 91 percent of vehicles sold in the U.S. were connected cars, each collecting granular car data with the potential to positively impact both drivers and dealerships at scale. With connected...
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National Check Your Transmission Day: Learning How and When to Check Transmission Fluid

October 21, 2021
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We’re shifting gears on National Check Your Transmission Day to raise awareness and educate our drivers on proper transmission maintenance. We’ll address common questions such as when to check transmission fluid, unhealthy transmission symptoms to look out for, and more. Most drivers avoid care until a maintenance light on their dashboard alerts them of a problem, but neglecting simple transmission...
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What Is Better: VIN Etching or a Vehicle Recovery Device?

October 26, 2021
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Whether you regularly park in areas where car theft is a concern or are just looking for an added layer of security, simple measures can protect your vehicle and provide peace of mind. As vehicle theft rates rise, two methods have emerged to give drivers an added layer of security: VIN etching and GPS technology.  In recent years, more and...
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Automotive Trends: What we’ve discovered from car buyers this year (so far)

October 11, 2021
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The automotive industry is recovering from recent challenges, with many multinational automobile manufacturers witnessing automotive trends and sales bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels. With a recovering and booming automotive industry, we are seeing shifts in consumer behaviors.  Today’s consumers aren’t just looking for a vehicle with a luxury interior and heated seats, they’re looking for a vehicle that meets their...
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What Is a Stolen Vehicle Recovery Device?

October 4, 2021
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“I swear I parked it right here.”  These are every car or dealership owner’s last words before they realize they may have become a victim of auto theft. Unfortunately, this misfortune is all too common, with vehicles reported stolen every 43.8 seconds in the U.S.  Despite preventative measures, theft is still an unfortunate reality of every-day life, a reality that...
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Direct Automotive Marketing: A New Way to Drive Dealership Revenue

September 27, 2021
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Each year, dealerships pour hundreds of thousands of dollars into automotive marketing strategies in the form of television advertisements, organic search marketing, banner ads, and more.  The typical franchised dealership spends $554,292 on advertising each year, allocating over 90 percent of their budget to car sales, which are responsible for less than 52 percent of a dealership’s overall revenue.  These...
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Does Car Insurance Cover Theft? 6 Common Questions Answered

September 20, 2021
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Does Car Insurance Cover Theft? What Your Coverage Plan Does & Does Not Cover So, you’re running late for your movie, and your friends are sitting in the theater, popcorn in hand and saving you a seat. You hastily park the car, slam the door, and run inside. Two hours later, you walk back to the parking garage with your...
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