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    Default Tyres, tampering?How?

    Ok, to cut a long story short we have frontage for 3 cars, parking tight and neighbours resent us having extra space.
    For around a year, we've had trouble with low pressure or flat tyres, often which, when re inflated, never give any more trouble.
    I fitted anti tamper valve caps (like locking wheel nuts, try to remove without key and they just spin) and it stopped, for a while.
    We still found roll up fags dog end up the side of both cars (we don't smoke), and signs of someone hanging around, but no damage.
    Then one of my wife's valve caps went missing (my fault, obviously) and soon after, she had a flat. Bad one, sharp stone in sidewall, much to my surprise it was repairable, £25 for major repair.
    Then last week, she has another, totally flat tyre, on one with the anti tamper caps. I reinflated it to around 25lbft, two days later it was down to 20lbft, so we took it for repair, looked like a nail in tread.
    Tyre place showed us no nail and nod sign of damage. They inflated it to 50lbft and left it for 2 days, stayed up.
    Only thing I can think of is someone stuck a thin screwdriver between wheel rim and tyre wall, breaking seal, my 25lbft not enough to re seat, but the tyre place 50lbft was. Anyone got any ideas?
    Personally I'd like to put boobytrapped tripwires on blind side of car, but stuff like that is illegal......

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    Put some CCTV up? You can buy cheap set ups now and it may provide enough of a visual detterent to stop it?


    Somethin like this could be worth a go:

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=259717

    For the price i would do it.

    Even it saves you having one tyre damaged you have saved your money back.

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    Mate just wire your cars up to the mains as you want to heat them up in the cold weather

    Scum bag's honestly as if life isn't hard enough!

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    Personally I'd go for the lethal option, but they ain't worth doing time for. I did once try to wire my Corsair door handles through a spare switch on the alarm, to a power supply, so anyone trying the doors would get a shock. The police told me if anyone with a weak heart grabbed the handle it could kill them and not to do it.
    Will have a look at the CCTV and bear offer in mind, what I need (council house) is someone qualified to run a small extra fusebox to the power supply in the garage, then I can handle running security lights and cameras.

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