Was my car towed or stolen?

I parked my car on the street last night, but it was gone when I came back to get it in the morning. How do I find out if my car was towed or stolen?

Holden Easterbrook · Answered on Feb 23, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Regardless of what happened, not being able to locate your vehicle is every car owner’s nightmare.
Luckily, there are a few easy things you can do to find out if your car was towed or stolen:
  • Contact the local police department—The police will be a great resource for figuring out what happened to your vehicle and can start filing a report immediately if your car was, in fact, stolen.
  • Check the immediate area for towing signs—Look around the area where you parked for towing enforcement signs. They will normally have the name and number of the local towing company that manages the area and you can call them for information about your vehicle.
  • Find alternative transportation—While you wait for more information about your vehicle, start planning for the immediate future by finding temporary transportation. Even if your car was towed, you still need a ride to the towing company’s lot.
More than likely, you’ll be able to find out what happened to your car before the day is out. However, this is a good opportunity to consider if you need to pick up additional car insurance coverages in case your vehicle is lost again in the future. To know that you’re getting the coverage you need without overpaying, download the Jerry app.
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