Did you know if you own this car in Arkansas you are more likely to get targeted by catalytic convertor thieves?

I did a story a while back on the increasing number of catalytic converter thefts in Texarkana. These catalytic converters are a big item that is getting stolen more often from parked vehicles across the United States. The platinum metal in a converter can bring big money to the thieves.

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A recent story from Yahoo auto had a very interesting statistic that you need to know about. In our area, most of the catalytic converter thefts are happening to trucks, but if you are a Toyota Prius owner you need to be concerned about the possibility of your converter getting stolen.

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If you own a 2004-2009 Toyota Prius you need to be super careful if you own this car. Why is this car getting its catalytic converter stolen more than other vehicles? Its converter has more precious platinum and palladium because it is a hybrid the car does not run as hot as a conventional automobile so it needs more of these 'precious' metals to keep the car in the 'green zone' for emissions. The average cost that a thief can make off of the converters is $1,022. The cost for a Ford F 150 is $143.

Arkansan's are all bout their trucks as you can see in my story on the top 5 most popular vehicles in Arkansas.  If you won one of these Toyota Prius's please make sure you keep an eye on it to prevent getting its catalytic converter stolen. The average cost of repair is almost $3,000.

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