Vehicle Theft Prevention

Vehicle theft is not something many people think about happening often. However the fact is, 3 quarters of a billion vehicles were stolen in 2017 alone adding up to 6 billion dollars.

According to NHTSA, “40.9% of locally stolen vehicles are never returned”.

Many of these thefts however could be prevented with just a few steps taken before leaving your vehicle (NHTSA):

  • Take your vehicle’s key; do not leave it in or on your vehicle.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors when you park.
  • Park in well-lit areas if possible.
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially if they can be seen from outside the vehicle.

If your vehicle is stolen,

  1. Contact the police immediately 

You may be asked for your license plate number, make, model, color of your vehicle and your vehicle identification number.

  1. File a claim with your insurance company within 24 hours.