When you buy a car, you want it to look good, but you can also make it less liable to be stolen. Turns out attention-grabbing colours can deter thieves.
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You don’t have to paint your car to look like a cat or something ridiculous, but opting for a yellow, green (or) especially pink car can greatly reduce the risk of a thief stealing your car, compared to a black, blue or silver model. The reason? The more “normal” colours sell better. And no car thief wants to be seen cruising around in a stolen pink sedan. As research site Vox explains:
In line with the above prediction, the three most common colours — black, blue, and silver/grey — are stolen more frequently than the uncommon colours. Pink is the perfect deterrent: none of the 109 pink cars (aged up to three years) have been stolen over the last few years.
A brightly-coloured car may not be in line with your personal preferences (social stigmas, whether justified or not, don’t just affect car thieves), but if you have the option, a less typical and more attention-grabbing colour may help keep you out of a car thief’s crosshairs.