How do you track your car if it's stolen?

I went outside to get my car and it was gone! How can you track down a car if it’s stolen?

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Oh, no—that’s terrible! I’m sure it’s incredibly upsetting to learn your car is missing.
To track your car if it’s stolen, you’ll likely need a GPS system or a program like Lojack. However, some newer cars have features that may help you find your vehicle, too.
If you don’t think you have any of these, consider contacting your car’s manufacturer. You might learn your car has features you weren’t even aware of.
Beyond these options, you may just need to keep in touch with the police. They’re best equipped to handle car thefts and will be able to update you as soon as they know more information.
Also, check your car insurance coverage. If you have comprehensive coverage, you can rest easy as vehicle theft is covered. Your insurance will pay out the car’s actual cash value if it isn’t recovered.
If you don’t currently have comprehensive coverage, consider adding it to your car insurance policy—especially if you get a new vehicle. A great way to find affordable insurance rates is with Jerry. The Jerry app shops around with up to 50 top providers, helping you find savings in minutes!
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 26, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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