Keeping Your Car Safe From Electronic Thieves

Last week, I started keeping my car keys in the freezer, and I may be at the forefront of a new digital safety trend.

Let me explain: In recent months, there has been a slew of mysterious car break-ins in my Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles. What’s odd is that there have been no signs of forced entry. There are no pools of broken glass on the pavement and no scratches on the doors from jimmied locks.

But these break-ins seem to happen only to cars that use remote keyless systems, which replace traditional keys with wireless fobs. It happened to our neighbor Heidi, who lives up the hill and has a Mazda 3. It happened to Simon, who lives across the street from me and has a Toyota Prius.

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Harnessing New Technology to Make Old Cars Safer

LIKE many parents of young drivers, Shane Coulter wants his 16-year-old daughter’s car to be as safe as possible when she takes to the road. But like many older vehicles, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler that he bought for her lacked many high-tech safety features, like a rearview camera, that are increasingly found in newer cars.

But that didn’t mean he had to be left out of the technological revolution. Audiovox makes a rearview camera that can be added on.

“I actually put it on my daughter’s Jeep,” said Mr. Coulter, who lives in Warner Robins, Ga.

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The Best Way To Find The Best Car Accessories

How do you find the car accessory that is just right for your new BMW. Everyone I know who owns a BMW wants to give it just a touch of personality. They want something to make it unique to them and not just another beamer on the road. To put their signature on it, many of them look for a car accessory that will give their BMW some personality. There are some tips that can help you to do that with your BMW.

For some people, the best car accessory for a BMW is wheels, some find steering wheels or gear shift covers to be the perfect car accessory for their BMW. Any of these after market items make a great touch to personalize a BMW. They come in a variety of styles and prices, but there is certainly a car accessory in the group that would be just right for you and your car.

When choosing a car accessory for your BMW, keep in mind that it will have to be installed at some point. I know that seems obvious, but it is easy to get caught up in all of the accessories and forget that you will have to find a way to get it in there. In order to make sure you install your car accessory properly, you will definitely need to get your hands on some instructions. Many times the part will come with its own instructions, but they can sometimes be vague and confusing. You can, if you are having trouble installing your car accessory, contact other BMW owners or check on line for supplemental instruction. No matter how you do it, just make sure that your accessories get installed properly so as not to do damage to the part or to your car. If you are concerned, you can always contact a BMW dealer or car accessory dealer to find out what they charge to install.

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Toyota FTSX Concept, a Bolder, More Decisive Image for Toyota; Retain the Image with Toyota

The goal of the Toyota FTSX concept is to have the space and ride height of an SUV with the comfort, handling, and efficiency of a sedan. “We began with a totally new silhouette and package, lower and wider than an SUV, but taller, more comfortable, and more versatile than a sedan. Add a powerful V6, all-wheel drive, 21-inch wheels, four doors, a large, multi-function glass roof and an innovative rear hatch and you have a vehicle with exceptional functionality,” remarked Kevin Hunter, vice president, design and studio activities at Calty Design Research, Inc.

Powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine, the FT-SX is 187 inches long, 74.4 inches wide, and 61 inches tall. It uses 21-inch wheels (though a production model would probably not go over 18 inches) with 255/45R21 tires, and has a 114-inch wheelbase.

The FT-SX features a powerful V6 engine, all-wheel drive, 21-inch wheels, four doors, a large, and a multi-function glass roof. The four-door concept boasts V-6 power, all-wheel drive, 21-inch wheels, and a large glass roof. Toyota claims that the front-end layout of the FT-SX is “an all-new expression” and that the look, which it calls “T-Face,” will become the new design language for the company.

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