In July I bought myself a brand new silver 2010 Honda Civic EX coupe,
which I parked in the parking lot of my apartment complex.
And last Monday, less than 5 weeks after I drove the car out of the
showroom, the car was vandalized right in the parking lot, not far from
where I sleep.
Thieves jacked up the car and stole the wheels and wheel covers. But
they weren't careful: The jack must have slipped, because the car minus
its wheels fell down on the ground, damaging the bumper and
undercarriage and left front rotor. It's going to take a week of work
from a body shop to restore the car.
I can't keep having this happen once a month.
So I'm wondering what steps I can take to prevent this in the future.
I'm putting locking wheel lug nuts on (the kind you need a key to
remove), and I'm looking at an alarm system w/tilt sensor.
Any other ideas?
-- Steven L.