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Sticky fingers: top 5 stolen car parts

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Thieves stealing car parts

A huge fear for car owners is that their car will one day be stolen. But thieves don't always try to rip off entire cars. Instead, many simply prefer to steal the car parts, says Michael Calkins, manager of approved auto repair with the AAA in Heathrow, Fla.

That's because stealing a car part usually requires less skill, can be accomplished in minutes and can mean quick money from selling it, says Calkins.

"If it's easy to steal, they'll take it," he says.

Here's a look at the top car parts that thieves want, and how owners can protect their vehicles.


 

 

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