You know how to protect your vehicle from theft, but sometimes that just isn’t enough. The unthinkable happens, because every 44 seconds a car is stolen in the US. It could happen at any point of the day or night, even when you take all those precautions . Having your vehicle stolen can be a very frustrating experience. Here are some tips that will help you deal with this crisis, and hopefully get your vehicle back to you within a short amount of time.
What To Do AFTER A Car Theft
THINK BEFORE YOU ACT: Is your car actually stolen or just towed, misplaced or even worse repossessed. Before calling 911 just take a moment to consider these other options because the last thing you want to do is involve the police unnecessarily.
CALL 911: So you’ve taken the time to think things through and realize that YES your vehicle has been stolen. The first thing you should do is call 911, and have a police report filed.
KEEP EXTRA INSURANCE CARDS: Most times your VIN number and registration are in the vehicle that has been stolen. Make copies of your registration and insurance cards and have them in your wallet so you have all the information you need when talking to the police.
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CONNECT WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY: The police was called and report has been filed, now it’s time to connect with your insurance company. When connecting with your insurance company you are protecting yourself. Yes, that right! Your stolen vehicle could be used to cause harm or damage after the theft. Make sure you give your agent detailed information of all personal items in your vehicle.
CONNECT WITH LENDER: If your car is leased or financed, you should also call the lender that you used to purchase the vehicle.
According to the NHTSA 40% to 50% of stolen cars are a direct result of owner mistakes. Make sure you are making smart choices at all times which will reduce your chances of car theft.
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