Why is there a car I don't recognize coming back in my car insurance quotes?

I'm looking into new car insurance carriers and noticed that a vehicle I don't recognize is appearing in my quotes. I recently experienced a theft and I'm concerned that somehow they got a hold of my personal information. Should I be worried?

Answer provided by
Emily Maracle
Answered on Apr 20, 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.
Car insurance carriers look at a variety of information when quoting you for a policy. The reports and information that they receive are typically related to your name and address.
While it may be concerning to see a vehicle you don’t recognize, it most likely was a vehicle that was previously registered to your address. A family member or prior resident could have owned the vehicle.
If you are still worried about it, reach out to the insurance company directly. They will be able to provide you more information on how their reporting works, correct any errors, and ensure that the vehicle isn’t associated with your new policy.
You should feel confident looking into car insurance quotes online. Never be afraid to reach out to insurance companies to clarify information. “

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