Automotive Dealerships

Arrest for Vehicle Burglary on Dealership Lot

Posted by Curtis Lloyd on June 24, 2022

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), car thefts in the U.S. increased more than 16 percent in 2021 compared to 2019 and almost 30 percent more than in 2017. The numbers in some parts of the country are even higher than that. For example, Washington state saw…

How to Prepare and Protect Your Property for a Natural Disaster

Posted by Alex Godwin-Austen on June 13, 2022

Unfortunately, it's not your imagination. Natural disasters are happening more frequently. And they're causing a lot of property damage. In 2021, there were 20 events that cost almost $148 billion, the second highest in the number of events and third highest in cost to the…

What Can Be Done to Stop Catalytic Converter Thefts?

Posted by Robert Poe on June 9, 2022

If you could make a few thousand dollars doing something simple that only takes two minutes, would you? That's an attractive idea, right? But you wonder what's the catch. The catch is that it's catalytic converter theft. It's an illegal activity that's happening in droves…

6 Tips for Service Lane Success in Your Dealership

Posted by Robert Poe on June 8, 2022

The car shopping process has changed thanks to the shortage of new and used vehicles. The computer chip shortage has led to fewer new vehicles being produced. Because of this, people started buying used vehicles. Naturally, higher demand for pre-owned vehicles caused the price…

How Dealerships Can Take Advantage of Big Lots with Less Inventory

Posted by Steven Mendoza on June 3, 2022

The crisis has led to a supply chain problem. The supply chain problem has led to a shortage of semiconductor chips. The lack of chips has led to a shortage of cars for sale, both new and used. As a result, automotive dealerships are struggling to fill up their lots. Having lots…

Best Way to Help Protect Outdoor Assets

Posted by Blake Mitchell on May 23, 2022

Organized retail crime (ORC) and theft are on the rise. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, over 50 percent of small business owners experienced more incidents of shoplifting in 2021. To help bear the brunt of the loss, many of these businesses have raised prices. Still,…

Auto Parts Thieves Arrested at Dealership

Posted by Alex Godwin-Austen on May 20, 2022

Data scientists revealed that catalytic converter thefts more than quadrupled during 2021. These crooks target dealerships because lots are filled with many, seemingly unattended vehicles in very close proximity. In May’s Arrest of the Month video, we caught two people crawling…

Bicycle Rider Arrested for Trespassing at Auto Dealership

Posted by Robert Poe on May 11, 2022

Dealerships have common activities that take place on their lots and properties at night. Parts can be delivered after hours along with individuals dropping off their vehicle for service the following day. Tow truck drivers sometimes bring broken down vehicles to local…