Auto Theft May be Down, But It’s Not Out
While New York mayor Bill de Blasio, and former mayors’ Michael Bloomberg and Rudolph Giuliani often spoke about the city’s radical crime reductions during their tenure, often the headline grabbing news was on “big ticket” items, namely murders, rapes and home break-ins. But the decline in automobile theft is no less stunning. So common was auto theft some 25 years ago, that a recent New York Times article written on the topic described the sound of blaring late night car alarms as “the city’s after-hours soundtrack.”
Like penicillin all but eliminating Polio, new anti-theft and computerized locking mechanisms have essentially put the boot on would be crooks preventing them from carrying out their criminal acts. Since 1990 New York City’s auto crime has nosedived 96 percent.
But in a city of millions, even a small percentage of annual car theft still amounts to thousands of incidents. In fact, despite herculean strides, New York still records more than thousands car thefts per year. And these statistics say nothing about attempted break-ins and the damage caused by forced entry. In worst-case scenarios, windows, driver side door panels and ignition key entries all require replacement, costing thousands of dollars. More troubling still, is that while overall car theft has dropped, older cars (eight years old and older) are often at higher risk of theft due to key copying ease and less sophisticated anti-theft technology. In New York’s middle class and working class communities, older cars are the norm and car theft remains a pressing concern.
Nobody wants to leave a New York Knicks buzzer beater only to feel the flagrant foul of a violation of one’s personal space as intrusive and unsettling as car theft. Even more trivial snags like losing your keys can be nearly as frustrating.
Locksmith Leader Speeding to Your Rescue
Volt Locksmith is New York’s leader in automotive locksmith services. Our automotive locksmith technicians are masters in vehicle key cutting technologies, so if you lose or misplace your keys (or have them stolen) a call to Volt Locksmith will have one of our highly trained professionals program keys for whatever kind of vehicle you own. We carry all the parts, tools and machines needed to cut and program all vehicle keys inside our mobile service unit. When you need a car key replacement, we can come to your location and perform all the necessary work right there on site. We save you the time and money it would take to have your vehicle towed to the dealership.
At Volt Locksmith, we not only handle ignition key replacement, we also handle ignition changes, auto door lock repair, car-unlock service, ignition keys programmed and broken key extraction. We put a premium on customer service and competitive rates, so we have a clearly marked price list and pride ourselves on having the fastest response time, in order to get you back on the road with as quickly and with as little inconvenience as possible. We value transparency, so our technicians will always be sure to review the work they are going to do and clearly break down the prices so that we are on the same page with you every step of the way, before any work is even started. With Volt Locksmith, there’s nothing shocking or astounding; what you see is what you get. First class customer service, top-notch work and the lowest prices you will find anywhere in New York. That’s Volt Locksmith.
Anti-lock Brakes Plus “Pro-lock” Locksmith Means Automotive Peace of Mind
The bottom line: a 96 percent reduction in car theft is an amazing achievement and all of New York’s recent mayors deserve credit in helping to put the brakes on such an offensive crime. But neighborhoods like the Upper East Side or Westchester remain at risk as long as there are easier cars to steal. Volt Locksmith responds to your automotive needs with pedal-to-the-metal speed and is eager to continue what mayor Mike, Rudy Giuliani and Bill de Blasio have begun and continue driving car theft right out of town.
Car theft? Fuggedaboutit!