Well, let me till you what I did.A bit off topic but, what's the process for getting a new cat if your old one is stolen?
Do you call the insurance company immediately? Is the car still drivable to an auto shop?
How long would it take to get fixed, and does the insurance company provide you with a rental car during that time?
I have full insurance btw
I have an aftermarket alarm...not enough. Parking off street from now on with Cat clamp and alarm.To those of you getting the car alarm.
Is the factory alarm sufficient or are you installing an aftermarket alarm. I'm only a few miles from the car theft hot spots and am looking into some preventative measures.
Update: So... A neighbor who witnessed from their balcony said, the scumbags parked right next to my E on the street, with the engine running. One person was under the auto, with an electric saw. Light colored two tone van ( white and tan?!? or just white WITH a sliding door for quick get away ). "Looked like something a mother would take her kids to school in" Had to have been older, due to the door.
On the street, at the time of the crime. Curb was blocking the "right" curb side. Still got it in less than 3 min.Just tell all that to the cops, including what TIME it happened. Any description, especially of the van, could catch the fuxxers.
Out of curiosity, were you parked driveway or curbside? I'd think it too difficult to get to the cat on the right side, if you are parked along a 6" or deeper curb on the right, blocking easy access.
Thanks for the info as a warning to others in your area. Please report to the police if you haven't done so already. I know a couple people that refuse to tell the police, then bitch about the police not doing anything. You (they) can't have it both ways.Sadly I've had two cats. Stolen from me wishing a 1 month period , I'm in the long beach area of Los Angeles county , it's happening every where these thieves have a chance. I went ahead a lowered my E , put side steps on , and going to be installing my catclamp in the next couple of days. Not that it's going to stop them , but hopefully deter them away.
That's just crazy. I don't even know how they can squeeze in there with a curb in the way.On the street, at the time of the crime. Curb was blocking the "right" curb side. Still got it in less than 3 min.
I sometimes park on the street overnight, so I'm probably going to invest in catclamp. Just hearing the stories of victims makes me think this would be a worthwhile purchase even though I think its an investment we shouldn't have to make.
Driving it isn't the problem. It's parking it.I love my Element and hate being afraid to drive it now.
$1000 deductible? Gosh, with all the money you saved in insurance premiums you should be able to afford a new cat...Leatrix Kiddo said:Had to file an insurance claim, pay $1000 deductible etc.
Driving it isn't the problem. It's parking it.
$1000 deductible? Gosh, with all the money you saved in insurance premiums you should be able to afford a new cat...