Few weeks ago, I had my car stolen from outside my office. I have a red 1992 Mehran with a CNG (Gas) kit. Over here the gas literally means gas and not liquid fuel. The benefit of it is that its more economical and gives good mileage as compared to that liquid petroleum fuel. However there are few repercussions as well which are bore by the car engine as it becomes really lame and the car looses its power. But people are willing to bear the cost as the benefits, they feel, outweigh it. It's more eco-friendly/ (green) as well.

Anyways, coming to the topic, I parked my car outside my office and when I got back to it after ten hours, it wasn't there. Initially I thought that I've mistaken the location of the car and have just forgotten that where I parked it but after some time I realized that the car wasn't actually there. I asked people around if they've seen someone taking the car, but got no positive reply.

I therefore informed the police and amazingly within 20 hours, I found the car myself few miles away from the place where it was stolen. After checking all the things within it, I found that they took away my CNG (Gas) kit and a spare wheel.

A normal gas kit costs some where around $400.00 over here and its a favorite item for the car lifters as they do not have to hide the car from the authorities and just take away the kit and sell it in the market and are able to make money from which they can sustain themselves at least for a week.

Amazingly when I realized that my car has been stolen, I didn't panic at all as I knew right from the beginning that for what purpose it's been stolen and I also knew that I am going to get it back after some time. The same happened and it was no big surprise to me even when I found the missing car parts and accessories.

So just after a week I have a new gas kit installed in my car. I had no car theft insurance so I had to pay all the money from my pocket. Of course there are high chances that it can be lifted again as the area where I work is real hot when it comes to snatching and looting but this is something we have to live with. The maximum we can do is that we take all the safety precautions to prevent auto theft and that's what I've done.

What I've done is that I took simple measures of  layman level to keep my car from getting stolen. It's not technical at all and can be done easily. But as for now, I am going to discuss these easy steps to prevent car theft, in the next post and let's hope that until then,  I still have my car safe within my possession.

14 comments:

Car body kits said...

For whatever we do we must always have precautions and safety measures to be prepared for accidents. Especially valuables like our cars have been easy targets for theft. There are several car theft protection devices attached to its body that can be purchased.

saad said...

Yeah you are absolutely right. One should always take economical car safety precautions to prevent car theft. That's what I intent to discuss in my next post. That what car safety precautions I have taken for car safety after the incident of my car theft

CGS cat back exhaust said...

It's great that you found your car. The device was really expensive that it lured the thieves to it.

saad said...

Yeah the good thing was that I found my car back. Not completely intact though but at least I got it back.

Used cars said...

I got little doubt. If i buy it work or not. I got confirmed now. Thanks a lot.

Dealership Penciling said...

I've read news recently about a lot of security gadgets and other features of the car that are automated are malfunctioning. Is this because of the rapid growth of the car industry? I mean, they manufacture a lot of cars these days then release it without having done their final finishing touches on the car. I think manufacturer's need to look more into this malfunctioned features. The safety of their consumers is in line with this problem.

CGS Motorsports said...

After purchasing a security precaution feature for your car, you should see if it works properly. Try every angle of investigation and possibilities on which it will turn. To make things clearer try a "worst case scenario" to see if it really works. Do not just mount that safety gear after buying it.

Wheel Alignment Equipment said...

Lucky you! Usually stolen cars are be brought to dismembering its body parts for selling. I hope it is in fine condition.

saad said...

@Wheel Alignment Equipment
Yeah that's what I wrote. I feel myself lucky that at least I got my car back.

@CGS Motorsports
Thanks for the tips. After the incident I went for some precautions but these are not so "Sophisticated".

Texas Lead Foot said...

there are some easy precautions which can take care even if we don't have sophistaicated equipment., having windows etched correctly, parking your vehicle in garage and locking it in night times.,and also having GPS tracking device in car.., anywayz glad you got ur car back in one piece.., :-P

hot rod air ride said...

Things like these happen everyday. We must remember to use the safety features installed in our vehicle.

vehicle wraps said...

Man you are lucky- I had one of my cars ripped off one time. Totally bye bye car....

Muhammed Khan said...

Yeah I sure was lucky

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