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Recent spate of catalytic converter thefts

We’ve seen a recent spate of catalytic converter thefts. Most cars have catalytic converters, which are stolen for the value of the metal or are illegally re-sold.

The simplest way to prevent catalytic converter theft is to park in a garage if you have one or park in a well-lit busy area. You could also:

• Take manufacturers advice, but consider fitting a protection device made specifically to cover the catalytic converter

• Use your vehicles alarm or install a Thatcham approved alarm. The alarm should detect and activate if the vehicle is tilted or lifted

• Park vehicles to prevent access underneath (This may be difficult in certain circumstances, and we realise is not always an option)

For more general advice on car crime check out this section of our website.

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