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Canada’s Most Stolen Vehicles: Insights & Auto Theft Prevention Tips

This comprehensive guide provides an in-depth look at Canada’s most stolen vehicles, the impact of vehicle theft, and the practical steps you can take to safeguard your vehicle.

Vehicle theft in Canada remains an issue (as with many countries), with certain models becoming prime targets due to various factors such as their resale value, demand for parts, and lack of advanced security features.

Understanding the Impact of Vehicle Theft in Canada

Vehicle theft is more than an inconvenience – it’s a serious crime that affects thousands of Canadians every year, leading to significant financial and emotional strain.

Each day, Canada experiences over 200 vehicle thefts, culminating in a staggering total of approximately 86,132 reported cases in 2018 alone, as per data from Statistics Canada.

Snapshot of the Most Stolen Vehicles in Canada in 2021

a thief looking through a car's glove compartment

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. 

You’re probably wondering: which cars get swiped the most? We’ve got the answers, thanks to some handy info from the Insurance Bureau of Canada

Here’s a top 10 countdown of Canada’s most stolen vehicles. If your car’s on this list, it might be a good idea to give it some extra TLC when it comes to security. 

Check out the table below:

No.Make/ModelYears# of Vehicles Insured# of TheftsTheft %Type
1Honda CR-V2016-2021236,5554,1171.7%SUV
2Lexus RX Series2016-202134,5602,2026.4%SUV
3Ford F150 Series2015-2020292,1271,1820.4%Pick-up
4Honda Civic2016-2021263,9587680.3%Car
5Toyota Highlander2013-201964,8937481.2%SUV
6Ram 1500 Series2011-2018295,3415090.2%Pick-up
7Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra 15001999-200671,0784100.6%Pick-up
8Honda Accord2018-202128,6923721.3%Car
9Jeep Grand Cherokee2011-202085,5283460.4%SUV
10Toyota Rav42013-2018217,0063340.2%SUV
Source: Équité Association

Top Vehicles Stolen in Alberta in 2021

Okay, so we’ve covered the big picture, but what’s the scoop closer to home? Because let’s face it, that’s what really matters to us Albertans, right? 

So, for all our friends and customers here at CSN JD Collision, we’ve compiled the top 10 list of stolen vehicles specifically in Alberta. 

Hold onto your seatbelts – you might find your ride on this list! 

Check out the next table to see if you should be extra cautious:

No.Make/ModelYears# of Vehicles Insured# of TheftsTheft %Type
1Ford F350 Series1997-20075,7182203.85%Pick-up
2RAM 1500 Series2009-201857,8611650.29%Pick-up
3Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra 2500 Series1999-200613,9121641.18%Pick-up
4Ford F150 Series2009-201440,3091040.26%Pick-up
5Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra 1500 Series1999-200615,2241030.68%Pick-up
6Ford F150 Series2015-202047,645970.20%Pick-up
7Ford F250 Series1997-20072,951842.85%Pick-up
8Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra 1500 Series2007-201329,345790.27%Pick-up
9RAM 1500 Series2019-202120,211660.33%Pick-up
10Dodge Journey2009-202022,487640.28%SUV
Source: Équité Association

Vehicle Theft By Worst Offending Provinces or Territories

Interesting fact here – did you know Alberta ranks second in the country for vehicle thefts? 

Yep, it’s not just our Rocky Mountains and vibrant hockey scene that we’re recognized for. Although it’s a title we’d happily pass on, it’s a reality we have to face. 

But before any folks in British Columbia or Ontario start feeling relieved, you should know you’re up there on the list with us. 

So, regardless of where you reside in our diverse nation, remember, vigilance is key when it comes to your vehicle’s safety.

Statistic: Number of motor vehicle thefts in Canada in 2021, by province or territory | Statista
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How Sneaky Thieves Swipe Vehicles

Vehicle theft isn’t just about hot-wiring cars like in old action movies. 

Today, car thieves have an arsenal of tools and techniques, some surprisingly low-tech, others alarmingly sophisticated, designed to swipe vehicles right under our noses. 

Let’s take a look at the different ways thieves target both older and newer vehicles.

Old School Meets New School: Swiping Older Cars

a car thief hotwiring a car

Older cars, especially those lacking modern security features, can sometimes be an easier target for car thieves. However, easier doesn’t necessarily mean easy. 

Here are some common methods:

  • Hot-Wiring: Although not as common due to advancements in vehicle technology, hot-wiring is still a method used on older cars that don’t have computerized systems. Essentially, it involves fiddling with the car’s ignition wires to start the vehicle without a key.
  • Slim Jim: This thin strip of metal is slipped down a car window to manipulate the lock mechanism from inside. Sounds like something out of a detective novel, doesn’t it?
  • Master Key: Some crooks get their hands on ‘master keys’, which can unlock a variety of older vehicles.
  • VIN Cloning: Here, thieves use the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of a legally-owned car to create fake documents for a stolen one.

Smart Cars, Smarter Thieves: Stealing Newer Vehicles

a carnapper trying to hack into an electric vehicle

Newer vehicles, despite their advanced technology, aren’t immune to theft. 

In fact, some sophisticated criminals have adapted to our tech-savvy world and have figured out how to exploit these new systems.

  • Relay Attacks: This high-tech method involves intercepting and amplifying the signal between your car’s key fob and the vehicle. With specialized equipment, thieves can trick your car into thinking the key is nearby and unlock it.
  • Keyless Entry Hacking: Similar to relay attacks, some tech-savvy thieves use devices to hack into a car’s keyless entry system and start the vehicle.
  • Code Grabbing: Thieves can hide out nearby your vehicle and when you lock your car they use advanced devices to capture your lock signals and calculate unlock codes, allowing them future access to your vehicle.
  • Signal Jamming: Crafty crooks use devices to jam the lock signal from your key fob. They hang out somewhere nearby you and when you attempt to lock your vehicle, the system jams your key signal, effectively leaving your car unlocked without your knowledge.
  • Reprogramming Vehicle Software: Thieves can use tools to reprogram a vehicle’s software, allowing them to create their own key through the onboard diagnostic (OBD) port.

As you can see, it doesn’t matter if your ride is a vintage beauty or a sleek new model; thieves have ways to get in. 

It’s essential to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions to protect your vehicle. We’ll cover some handy tips on how to do just that in a little bit. 

But first, let’s chat about what can happen if you find yourself a victim of car theft, and what to do.

Common Things Damaged During Vehicle Break-Ins

When thieves target a vehicle, their goal is to get in, grab what they can, and get out as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, this often means they leave a trail of damage in their wake. 

Let’s go over some of the most common types of damage that occur during vehicle break-ins. 

Buckle up; it’s a bumpy ride.

Broken Windows or Windshields

The sound of shattering glass is an all-too-familiar sound for many car theft victims. Breaking a window or windshield is often the quickest and easiest way for a thief to gain access to a vehicle. 

This type of damage is pretty obvious and will require immediate repair to protect your car’s interior from the elements.

  • Cost: This varies depending on the type of vehicle and the window’s size and location but generally the cost can range from $100-$400 for a side window, $200-$600 for a front windshield, and $300-$1,200 for a back window because of defrosters and power window sliders on trucks. If it’s a luxury vehicle, the cost can be exponentially higher.

Damaged Door Locks

a man trying to break open a locked car

Your door locks are your first line of defence against vehicle theft, so it’s no surprise that these often bear the brunt of a break-in. 

Thieves may use tools like screwdrivers or “slim jims” to forcefully unlock the door. The aftermath? A jammed or busted lock that can leave your car vulnerable until it’s fixed.

  • Cost: If the damage is minimal and the lock just needs to be rekeyed, this can cost between $50-$200. However, if the lock needs to be entirely replaced, this can cost between $200-$600.

Ignition Damage

If the thief’s goal is to steal your vehicle rather than just its contents, your ignition system might be in for a rough time. 

Thieves can use a variety of tools to ‘hot-wire’ your car, leading to some serious electrical damage that can be costly to repair.

  • Cost: If the ignition lock cylinder needs to be replaced, you could be looking at anywhere from $200 to $750. This includes both the cost of parts and labour.

Scratched Paint or Body Damage

side door damage

During a break-in, the thief might accidentally (or purposefully) scratch the paint or cause dents and other body damage

It’s not their car, so they’re not exactly concerned about keeping it in pristine condition.

  • Cost: For minor scratches, you could spend anywhere from $50 to $500, depending on the severity and length of the scratch. For deeper scratches that require more extensive repair, the cost can easily exceed $1,500. Dents and body damage vary widely based on their severity, but a single, small dent can start around $50-$125, while larger or multiple dents can go up to $1,500 or more.

Interior Damage

a criminal rummaging in a stolen car

Once inside, a thief will usually rummage through your car looking for valuable items to steal. This can lead to ripped upholstery, a damaged glove compartment, or broken console. 

Depending on the age and model of your car, this type of damage can be especially frustrating, as replacing these parts can be both tricky and expensive.

  • Cost: This can be quite varied, depending on the specifics. If the damage is confined to something like a torn seat cushion, repairs might range from $200 to $750. If there’s extensive damage throughout the interior, it can easily run into the thousands.

Stolen Parts

stolen car parts

Now, onto some of the most coveted items for the car-thieving crowd. Thieves often target specific parts of a vehicle, knowing that they can sell them for a hefty profit. Let’s take a closer look at these hot-ticket items:

  • Tires/Wheels: High-end tires and wheels are worth a lot of money on the secondary market, especially if they’re in good condition. Plus, they’re relatively easy to remove with the right tools, making them a prime target.
  • Tailgates: Truck tailgates, particularly those from more recent models, can be pretty valuable. They often come with built-in backup cameras and other tech features, which ups their resale value. For a tailgate replacement you will likely be looking in the range of $750-$2,500, especially after you get it painted to match your truck.
  • Batteries: Car batteries are not only valuable but also recyclable, which makes them a tempting target. Plus, they’re usually pretty easy to access. Depending on your vehicle and the type of battery you have, the price will obviously vary. But you can bank on it being somewhere between $75-$500.
  • Catalytic Converters: These essential parts of your vehicle’s exhaust system contain precious metals like platinum, palladium, and rhodium. That means they can be sold for a good chunk of change. The bad news? They’re not cheap to replace. A new catalytic converter can cost between $1,500-$2,500 to replace.
  • Airbags: Though it might seem odd, airbags are one of the most commonly stolen car parts. They’re expensive to replace (often costing over $1,000), so there’s a big market for cheaper, stolen ones.
  • Third Row Seats: For larger SUVs, third-row seats are an especially desirable item believe it or not. They’re often removable (for extra cargo space), which unfortunately means they’re also stealable.
  • Radios: Aftermarket radios or high-end factory models can fetch a decent price on the secondary market. Thieves often target older cars for these, as their radios are usually easier to remove.

Steps to Take If Your Vehicle Gets Stolen

a woman reporting her stolen car

If you ever walk out to your parking spot and find it unexpectedly empty, there’s a good chance your heart will do a little flip-flop. It’s a shocking and unsettling experience, but knowing what to do in such a scenario can really help. 

Let’s go through the steps to take if your vehicle goes on an unplanned joyride without you.

Step 1: Double Check

First off, take a deep breath and check your surroundings. Are you sure you parked there? Could your vehicle have been towed? It might sound silly, but it happens. 

Confirm that your vehicle wasn’t relocated due to parking restrictions or repossessed due to missed payments.

Step 2: Report to the Police

a worried woman calling the police about her lost car

Once you’ve confirmed that your vehicle is indeed stolen, contact the police. 

Provide them with all the details of your vehicle: 

  • Make
  • Model
  • Colour
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) (most important)

The more information they have, the better their chances of locating your car.

Step 3: Notify Your Insurance Company

a man filing an insurance claim for his stolen car

Next up, report the theft to your insurance company as soon as possible. The sooner you do this, the sooner they can start the claims process. 

Be prepared to provide all the necessary information about your vehicle and the circumstances of the theft.

Step 4: Report to Local Taxi Companies

a row of yellow taxis

This may sound odd, but taxi drivers are always on the road and they might spot your vehicle. So why not try? It’s like having an army of lookouts at your disposal. 

Step 5: Social Media Can Be a Helpful Tool

Posting about your stolen car on social media could lead to a friend or follower spotting your vehicle. The more eyes you have looking out for your car, the better your chances of recovery.

Are Stolen Cars Usually Found?

a criminal breaking into a locked car

Speaking of recovery, you might be wondering if stolen vehicles are usually recovered. 

Well, according to a report done by Équité Association, the national average for recovered vehicles in 2022 was 57%. Alberta was even a bit higher than that. 

While those odds aren’t exactly reassuring, they’re better than nothing.

Tracking Down Your Stolen Vehicle: Practical Tips and Tools

If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of car theft, knowing how and where to start looking for your stolen vehicle can make a world of difference. 

Let’s go through some practical advice, strategies, and the latest tech you can leverage to track down your beloved ride.

Typical Hideouts: Where to Look for Stolen Cars

an abandoned building hideout

While it might seem like finding a needle in a haystack, stolen vehicles often end up in similar types of locations. Car thieves are notorious for ditching stolen cars in off-the-beaten-path spots such as:

  • Abandoned buildings or lots
  • Secluded areas of public parking lots
  • Off-road tracks and dirt roads
  • Residential neighbourhoods – oddly enough, sometimes right on the street!

While these aren’t guaranteed locations, they are commonly reported spots where stolen cars are found.

Budget-Friendly Tech: Apple AirTags

In the realm of affordable tracking technology, Apple AirTags are gaining popularity. 

These compact devices can be discreetly hidden in your car and tracked using Apple’s Find My network. At a retail price of $29 per tag, it’s a reasonably priced security measure to consider.

GPS Trackers: Your Digital Private Eye

GPS phone tracker

GPS trackers can be your secret weapon in locating a stolen car. These devices leverage satellite technology to give precise locations of your vehicle and come with a range of capabilities. 

Here are a few examples of features you might find:

  • Real-time tracking: see the location of your vehicle at any given moment.
  • Geofencing: set a digital boundary and receive alerts if your vehicle crosses it.
  • Movement alerts: get notified if your car is moved from its parked location.

There’s a GPS tracker to fit almost every budget, with basic models starting around $20 and high-end models running over $100. Note that many GPS services require a subscription for continued data service.

Pre-Installed Tracking Systems: GM’s OnStar

Some cars come with tracking systems pre-installed straight from the manufacturer. 

For instance, GM’s OnStar service not only provides turn-by-turn navigation and emergency services but also offers theft recovery assistance. Keep in mind that this is a premium feature requiring a subscription.

High-Tech Car Alarms: More than Just Noise

advanced alarm system

Today’s car alarms offer a lot more than just a loud siren. Modern alarms can:

  • Alert you via your smartphone if they detect vehicle tampering or movement.
  • Incorporate GPS tracking, providing the ability to track your vehicle’s location.
  • Connect to a professional monitoring service that can notify authorities.

While these advanced alarm systems are more expensive than their simpler counterparts—typically ranging from $150 to $500—they offer more comprehensive protection.

While these tools and strategies can significantly aid in locating a stolen vehicle, prevention is always the best cure. 

Don’t forget the basics: always lock your vehicle, avoid leaving it running unattended, and keep all valuables out of sight.

The Insurance Process for Stolen Vehicles

a man going to through the insurance claim process

Let’s unravel the mystery behind insurance claims when it comes to stolen vehicles. The process can seem a bit daunting, but it’s actually fairly straightforward when you break it down.

Does Insurance Cover Stolen Vehicles?

This brings us to the question everyone’s wondering: “Will my insurance cover my stolen car?” 

The answer depends on what type of coverage you have. 

If you’ve got comprehensive coverage as part of your policy, you’re in luck. This type of coverage typically includes theft. However, if you’re only carrying liability coverage, theft may not be included.

Kicking Off the Claim

So, your car’s gone missing, you’ve filed a police report, and now it’s time to get in touch with your insurance provider. 

When you call to start the claim, you’ll want to have the following information at the ready:

  • Your policy number
  • The date and time you noticed your car was stolen
  • The location where the theft occurred
  • A list of personal belongings that were in the vehicle
  • A copy of the police report (if possible)

Tick-Tock Goes the Claim Clock

Now, how long does it take for an insurance claim on a stolen vehicle in Alberta to be resolved? 

Generally speaking, you can expect to wait between 30 to 60 days. This gives law enforcement some time to recover the vehicle. 

It can be a frustrating wait, but remember, your insurance company has procedures they have to follow.

Hey, They Found My Car…But I Already Cashed the Check!

an insurance claim bank check

On occasion, the police might recover your car after your insurance has already paid out for the loss. 

In such cases, the insurance company typically keeps the car since they’ve effectively bought it from you by compensating you for the loss. You may be able to negotiate purchasing your vehicle back from them.

Sold! To the Unwitting Buyer…

Here’s a shocker: stolen cars can indeed end up being sold, often to unsuspecting buyers. 

It’s a shady practice, but that’s all the more reason to be vigilant when you’re buying a used car. If the deal seems too good to be true, it might just be someone trying to sell a stolen vehicle.

How To Check if a Car is Stolen

a man happily inspecting a second hand car

So, how do you check if a car is stolen in Canada? Well, there are a couple of steps you can take.

  • Get the VIN: Every car has a unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) that’s kind of like its fingerprint. This should be one of the first things you ask for from the seller. If they’re hesitant to give it to you, that’s a big red flag.
  • Use the Canadian Police Information Centre: The CPIC is a national database of stolen property. Just plug in the VIN on their website and they’ll let you know if it’s been reported as stolen. Alberta Registries will not tell you if a car is stolen.
  • Contact your local police department: Some police departments can also check the VIN for you. Just make sure to tell them you’re considering buying the car and want to make sure it’s not stolen.
  • Request a CARFAX or CARPROOF report: This is a paid service, but it provides a detailed history of the vehicle, including any reports of theft.
  • Check for signs of tampering: Look for any signs that the VIN has been tampered with. If it looks like it’s been altered or if it’s hard to read, that’s another red flag. You should also be wary if the car’s title isn’t in the seller’s name or if they don’t have a title at all.

Oops, I Left My Keys in the Car!

a car keyfob inside the ignition

Last but not least, what if your car was stolen with the keys in it? Does that impact your insurance claim? The answer is generally no, but it’s certainly not a practice you want to make a habit of. 

Insurance companies may look unfavourably upon negligence. 

A tip for those cold Canadian mornings when you want to warm up your car: get a remote starter installed. This lets you have your car running without your keys in it, reducing the risk of theft.

Remember, insurance is there to help you recover from unexpected losses, but taking proactive measures to prevent vehicle theft is always your best defence. 

Practical Measures to Prevent Vehicle Theft

a car key fob

We all agree – the last thing anyone needs is to discover their vehicle has been nabbed. The good news is, there are several preventative steps you can put in place to ward off potential thieves. Here’s a rundown of some of the most effective ones.

  • Lock Your Vehicle: Seems pretty straightforward, right? However, you’d be surprised how often this simple action is overlooked, providing an easy opportunity for thieves. Never let your guard down – always lock up, even if you’re stepping away momentarily.
  • Park Smart: Shadows can be a thief’s best friend. When possible, opt for parking spots that are well-lit and frequented by pedestrian traffic. High visibility can deter any potential thieves.
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A visible laptop, handbag, or even loose change can be enough to tempt thieves. Make it a rule to take your valuables with you, or store them out of sight in the trunk or glove box.
  • Don’t Tempt Fate With a Running Car: On chilly mornings, it’s tempting to leave your car running to warm up. Resist the urge – this is a neon-lit invitation for thieves. If you need to heat your car, consider installing a remote starter.
  • Invest in Anti-Theft Devices:
    • Steering Wheel Lock: This device locks your steering wheel in place, making it difficult for a thief to drive away. It’s a cost-effective deterrent that’s also easy to use.
    • Ignition or Fuel Kill Switches: These switches can disable the engine or cut off fuel supply, making the vehicle impossible to operate without flipping the switch.
    • Gearshift, and Hood Locks: These additional locks can deter thieves by making it harder for them to shift gears or access the engine.
    • Steering Column Collar: This device wraps around the steering column to prevent hot-wiring.
    • Car Alarms: While an alarm may not completely thwart a theft, it can attract attention and potentially scare off the thief. 
  • Lock Your OBD-II Port: Since the late 1990s, vehicles have been equipped with an onboard diagnostic port (OBD-II), a gateway to your car’s computer system. Savvy thieves with the right tools can access this port and trick the vehicle into accepting a new key or remote. You can’t simply remove or relocate this port—it plays a crucial role in diagnosing your car’s health. However, investing in a diagnostic port lock can be a game-changer. This device is a metal cover that locks over the diagnostic port, blocking unauthorized access. The lock could be picked or pried off, but that requires time and risks damaging the port—factors that could make thieves think twice and move on to an easier target.
  • Embrace Vehicle Immobilizer Systems: These systems inhibit the car’s engine from starting unless the correct key is present. Many newer models already include this feature, but it can also be retrofitted on older ones.
  • Get a GPS Tracking Device: A tracking system can assist law enforcement in swiftly recovering your vehicle if it is stolen. Like we mentioned earlier in our blog, it can be as simple as sticking an Apple Air Tag on your vehicle in a discreet place, or as sophisticated as a high-end GPS tracking device.

Newer Vehicles and Built-in Anti-Theft Features

Keyless start vehicle

Many manufacturers are investing heavily in developing advanced anti-theft systems to ensure the security of their vehicles. 

Some of the features that modern vehicles come with are:

  1. Immobilizer Systems: Almost all new vehicles come equipped with an immobilizer system. This tech-savvy feature prevents the engine from starting unless the correct key (or fob) is used. Each key has a unique chip and a distinct code that the vehicle recognizes. If a thief tries to hot-wire the car, the immobilizer system blocks the fuel and ignition systems, leaving the thief with a vehicle that won’t start.
  2. Alarm Systems: While car alarms have been around for decades, newer systems are more sophisticated. They’re not just triggered by someone breaking a window or trying to open a locked door, but can also respond to significant changes in the car’s angle (in case of towing), vibrations, or proximity sensors. Some systems even notify the owner’s smartphone when the alarm is triggered.
  3. GPS Tracking Systems: Many newer vehicles come with built-in GPS systems, which can help locate your car if it’s stolen. Some systems allow for real-time tracking, while others record the vehicle’s position at regular intervals. This feature can drastically increase the chances of recovering a stolen vehicle.
  4. Remote Disable Systems: Some manufacturers, like OnStar-equipped GM vehicles, offer a feature that can remotely slow down and stop a stolen vehicle. Once reported stolen and located via GPS, a signal is sent to the car to slow it to an idle speed, making it easier for law enforcement to recover.
  5. Telematics Systems: Tesla is a leader when it comes to telematics. With its advanced ‘Sentry Mode,’ Tesla vehicles use the car’s external cameras to monitor the surroundings when left unattended. If a significant threat is detected, the car alarm activates, and the centre display shows a recording of the events. Tesla owners are also notified via their Tesla app, and they can download a report of incidents for insurance purposes.
  6. Keyless Entry Systems: Keyless entry and push-button start systems, widely available in modern vehicles, use encrypted signals that are difficult for thieves to replicate. Some even use rolling codes that change every time the vehicle is used.
  7. VIN Etching: Some manufacturers offer VIN etching as a theft deterrent. The vehicle’s unique VIN is etched into the windows and other parts of the car, making it more difficult for thieves to sell the vehicle or its parts without getting caught.

Hard-To-Steal Vehicles: A Look at Some Fort Knox on Wheels

a close up of a beautiful luxury car

Auto theft is a persistent problem, but some vehicles are particularly difficult for thieves to swipe, thanks to advanced security features and unique design elements. 

Let’s check out a few notable vehicles that are giving would-be car thieves a hard time.

  1. Tesla Model S and Model 3:
    Tesla’s electric cars come with a suite of anti-theft features that make them tough targets. For starters, there’s the “PIN to Drive” feature, which requires drivers to enter a secure PIN before they can drive off. And then there’s the “Sentry Mode,” that we mentioned before -— an advanced alarm system that uses the vehicle’s exterior cameras to monitor and record potential threats. Plus, every Tesla vehicle comes with built-in GPS tracking, making recovery more likely if a theft does occur.
  2. BMW X5 and 7 Series:
    BMW models, including the X5 SUV and the 7 Series sedan, come with an impressive array of security features. Both models come with an immobilizer system, an alarm with interior motion sensor, and a GPS tracking system. The 7 Series even comes with a “Display Key” that has an LCD touchscreen, which shows vehicle status, fuel level, and range, among other things.
  3. Land Rover Defender (2023):
    The new Land Rover Defender is a fortress on wheels. It has a state-of-the-art alarm system, a vehicle immobilizer, and the option to add a tracker that helps authorities locate the vehicle if it’s stolen. But the real kicker is the Defender’s design: its upright, boxy structure and tough body-on-frame construction make it extremely difficult to tow away stealthily.
  4. Mercedes-Benz S-Class:
    The S-Class is Mercedes’ flagship model, and it comes with flagship-level security features. The car has a sophisticated alarm system with tow-away protection and an immobilizer. If a thief does manage to start the car, the vehicle’s GPS tracking system can help the authorities locate and recover it.
  5. Audi A3:
    The Audi A3’s anti-theft alarm system with motion sensors and vehicle immobilizer make it a tough nut to crack. Plus, Audi’s pre-sense front technology can detect unusual activity around the car, like a person trying to break in.

Remember, while these vehicles are tougher to steal, no car is entirely theft-proof. It’s essential to take precautions like locking your car, parking in well-lit areas, and not leaving valuable items in plain sight. 

Additionally, consider investing in extra anti-theft devices and remember to keep your vehicle’s software updated as manufacturers often include enhanced security features in their updates.

Securing Your Ride and Peace of Mind with CSN JD Collision

an autobody shop worker polishing a car

At CSN JD Collision, we understand the stress and inconvenience that comes with vehicle theft and the resulting damage. 

Our skilled team is here to help repair any damage to your vehicle and restore it to its original state. We strive to make the repair process as hassle-free as possible, ensuring you can get back on the road with confidence.

We hope that this guide has provided you with valuable insights into vehicle theft in Canada and the steps you can take to protect yourself. 

Staying informed and taking proactive measures is the key to staying one step ahead. Stay safe out there!

And remember, should you need us, CSN JD Collision is always here to help. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with auto body repairs.