AutoTraxs Automotive

Why should you care about Auto Theft

Being a victim of auto theft has many more repercussions than simply leaving you without a car.

  • Insurance rates increase as more cars are stolen, causing everyone to pay higher prices.
  • Violent crimes are often committed using stolen vehicles. A criminal has more anonymity in a vehicle that cannot be traced to their name, so they feel more protected.
  • Daily routines have to be drastically changed post auto theft. Your car is what carries you to work, to the grocery store or to your kid’s school. In the aftermath of having your car stolen, other accommodations have to be made.
  • Identity theft is another possible outcome of auto theft. If the thief finds any mail, car registration, bills or any other identification it is then possible for them to commit a follow-up crime and make your life even more complicated.
  • Home access is a huge fear. If you left keys or even a garage door opener in your vehicle, the criminal could now have access to your home, family and all your belongings.

Top 10 Stolen vehicles in Texas

  • The Ford Pickup
  • Chevrolet Pickup
  • Dodge Pickup
  • Honda Civic
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Honda Accord
  • GMC Pickup
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Ford Taurus
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Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew with four full-size doors

Top 10 Stolen vehicles in California

  • Honda Accord 1996
  • Honda Civic 1998
  • Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) 2006
  • Toyota Camry 1991
  • Ford Pickup (Full Size) 2006
  • Acura Integra 1994
  • Toyota Corolla 2014
  • Nissan Sentra 1997
  • Nissan Altima 1997
  • Honda CR-V 1999
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1996 Honda Accord Sedan
       

 

California Vehicle Theft Control Program

California Vehicle Theft Control Program Badge

The California Highway Patrol is taking an active stance in vehicle theft prevention. A public awareness program called Californians Helping Eliminate Auto Theft provides a toll-free hotline number for reporting vehicle theft. These reports can be received at 1-800-TELL-CHP.

The CHP maintains the Vehicle Theft Information System (VTIS) which assists investigators in analyzing data regarding theft trends, movement of vehicles and the condition of recovered vehicles. The information collected by this system is published in an annual report.

When information is requested through VTIS by the CHP’s Investigative Services Section, it can be provided on a monthly, quarterly, semiannual or annual basis. This becomes especially useful when trying to identify and locate vehicles which have had their ID numbers removed or changed.

In addition, the CHP also has an awards program to recognize the great accomplishments made by not only the CHP, but other law enforcement personnel who have made significant efforts to reduce the amount of stolen vehicles in California.

Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority

The Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA) of Texas has initiated a statewide network of groups dedicated to protecting citizens from auto theft and raising public awareness about what preventative measures can be taken. These groups include law enforcement groups, prosecutors, insurance industry representatives, and concerned citizens.

Together, this large network is working on implementing education and prevention initiatives. Some of these education programs include presentations, VIN etching, conference booths, and news articles. If you would like to request ABTPA participation at an upcoming events please contact us at AskABTPA@TxDMV.gov. ABTPA is also awarding financial grants to agencies and organizations that are making an effort to protect citizens and prevent auto crimes.

 

What do you do if a car is stolen.

  • Call your local police department. Confirm your car has not been towed or impounded.
  • Gather your car’s VIN (vehicle identification number), make, model, color, any distinguishing marks or features, any pictures you may have of your car, and your insurance information.
  • Report your car stolen to your police department, insurance company, and financing/leasing company.

Do You Know Where and Who Has Your Inventory?

Knowing you have the vehicle your customer wants and finding it sometimes is the difference between making a deal and losing a sale. AutoTraxs Inventory Tracking Solutions is a comprehensive dealership tool that provides instant knowledge as to where your inventory is located. CalAtlantic’s simple and easy to use integrated AutoTraxs Solution is fully customizable and provides “Real Time” inventory tracking, not only at your dealership but at remote facilities and service centers.

Exclusive “Locate That Car” Technology AutoTraxs Inventory Tracking SolutionsTracking Capabilities:

  • Authorized removal ONLY

  • Tracks employee to inventory

  • “How long off my lot” reports

  • “Where's my car NOW” reports

  • Automatic email alerts

  • Dealership inventory tracked to remote storage lot, body shop, service centers, vendor facilities and more

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Contact our Automotive Division

Call Us at (832) 861-7910

Send Us an Email:automotive@calatlantic.com