Protect your ranger from thiefs
You would think the Dealerships would require
proof of ownership first. (Naw ---a lot of them just want
to "serve the customer" so they can make a buck.)
Seems that car thieves have found yet another way to
steal your car or truck without any effort at all.
The car thieves peer through the windshield of your
car or truck, write down the VIN # from the label on
the dash, go to the local car dealership and request a
duplicate key based on the VIN #.
The Car Dealer's Parts Department will make a
duplicate key from the VIN # and collect payment
from the thief who will return to your car.
He doesn't have to break in, do any damage
to the vehicle, or draw attention to himself.
All he has to do is walk up to your car, insert
the key and off he goes to a local Chop Shop with your
To avoid this from happening to you, simply put some
tape (electrical tape, duct tape or medical tape)
across the VIN Metal Label located on the
dash board. By law, you cannot remove the VIN, but you
can cover it so it can't be viewed through the windshield by
a car thief.