Over a busy three days on a weekend beginning March 20, thieves have broken into vehicles in Philadelphia to steal airbags.
In all, 17 Hondas and three Acuras were broken into by a theft ring police say have previous prison records.
Within one minute, thieves can unscrew three screws and steal the airbag. Vehicle owners are left with broken windows, an automobile that needs repair, and an insurance claim.
Black Market Collision Repair
Thieves are earmarking auto body shops in Philadelphia interested in making a profit on airbag installation. The air bag bandits sell the expensive part for up to $200 to low-quality auto body shops in Philadelphia that in turn install the part for $1,000 as a replacement.
Alan’s Collision Is A High-Quality Auto Body Shop in Philadelphia
Jim Pfau, General Manager of Alan’s Collision, 601 Red Lion Road in Philadelphia, says, “Vehicle owners frequently fall victim to auto bandits seeking the next easiest body part to steal from cars. What’s worse is that crooked auto body shops are benefiting, too.”
Alan’s Collision Center has served Northeast Philadelphia since 1975. It is the only Mercedes-Benz certified collision repair shop in Philadelphia. This auto body shop in Philadelphia is I-CAR Gold Certified.
Reach Alan’s Collision for high-quality collision repairs for your vehicles. There are no black-market parts purchased at Alan’s Collision Center.