There are many ways in which vehicle owners can protect their unguarded cars, including using steering wheel locks or setting alarms. Drivers can still potentially find that their vehicles are at risk while parked on the road, however. And one of the most concerning stories of carjackings of late allegedly involves plastic bottles getting wedged between car tires and wheel wells.
Throughout the years, of course, drivers across the world have had to contend with a number of different tricks deployed by carjackers. And while the scams vary in their presentations, the goal of the thieves undoubtedly remains the same. That’s why vehicle owners should always be on the lookout for any suspicious signs on their cars.
The internet can also provide helpful information about possible carjacking scams to be aware of. Fact-checking website Snopes has, for instance, shared a number of supposed potential threats to car owners down the years. In February 2004, for example, the site published a widely shared email that apparently detailed one such trick.