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Smart Car tipping has roots in Edmonton

Smart Car tipping has roots in Edmonton

Smart Car in Edmonton

Those crazy Americans are always up to something. Apparently, rather than tipping cows like they do in the Midwest, San Franciscans have taken to tipping over Smart Cars. This recent string of vandalism has left at least four vehicles tipped over in the bay-area, causing an average of $13,000 USD in damage per vehicle (which is often times the average cost one).

A Smart Car in Edmonton can cost you anywhere between $8,000 USD and $20,000 USD, depending on the model and optional features included.

Interestingly enough, the tipping of Smart Cars was a trend that was first noticed in 2005 right in our lovely town of Edmonton.

Smart Cars are often targeted because of their lightweight body, and have been reported over the years tipped on their sides, headlights, taillights and even dumped into rivers. It is unknown why these vehicles are the target of such vandalism, but it could be just the result of a group in a drunken stupor.

While this prank may be hilarious to those behind it, this act can actually cause some serious damage to the vehicle, and not to mention the owner’s pocketbook if they do not have good insurance.

Smart Cars often weigh less than 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds), meaning about four or five husky men could probably take to flipping the vehicle.

The Smart Car was first manufactured in the late 1990’s. The vehicle has roots in Europe with manufacturing plants located in France and Germany, but the vehicle has shown up all across North America due to its great gas mileage, little impact on the economy and small size and price tag. The vehicle is perfect for big cities without ample parking.

While it would be nearly impossible to prevent a crime like this, it may be helpful to double check your vehicle insurance coverage and make sure you know the number of a local service department, such as Great West Chrysler in Edmonton.