Because of their value, vehicles are popular targets for criminals. In fact, on lists of global vehicle theft statistics, you’ll find that the United States consistently ranks near the top. In the event that your vehicle is stolen, you will need to react quickly in order to have a smooth insurance claim process and recover from the loss.
If you suspect your vehicle has been stolen do the following:
Call the police- the sooner you notify the proper authorities, the more likely you are to recover your vehicle. You will want to share everything about your car that you can including make, model, license plate number and VIN number.
Report the stolen car to John Scott Insurance Agency. Once you’ve completed a police report you should contact us. You should also consider contacting your local motor vehicle department as they typically maintain a database of stolen vehicles.
Report the theft to your finance or leasing company. If you still owe them money they will often work direct with John Scott Insurance Agency following a vehicle theft.
There are preventative measures you can take also which include the following:
Make sure you always lock your car and take your keys with you. Never leave a spare set of keys hidden in your car or leave a vehicle running unattended. Parking in well lit areas and hiding valuables that might attract thieves can be useful .
The right auto policy can be invaluable following a vehicle theft. If you have comprehensive coverage, we can help pay to replace your lost car. Most policies have rental coverage while you are waiting to hear about your car.
Call John Scott Insurance today for help with your auto policy.