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15 People in Milwaukee Allegedly Had Cars Stolen by One Man
One man has been linked to 15 car theft incidents in the last few weeks in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.
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Alexandra Maloney
Sep 18, 2021
Opportunistic Car Thieves Are Stealing Cars From a New Jersey Beach Town
Car thieves in New Jersey take advantage of unlocked cars and go on a stealing spree. Additionally, learn great ways to prevent your car from theft.
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Carlos Kirby
Sep 17, 2021
As Car Thefts Rise, Drivers Are Warned to Avoid Parking in These Areas
Experts are urging drivers to avoid parking in certain areas in order to protect themselves against car theft.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Aug 30, 2021
Comprehensive Insurance Might Have Helped a North Dakota Car Owner After Auto Shop Theft
A North Dakota man was recently a victim of car theft when his vehicle was stolen from a repair shop.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Aug 25, 2021
A Series of Car Theft in Minnesota Have Car Owners Worried
Several Minnesota residents are left without cars after a series of thefts swept through the state.
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Ru Chen
Aug 14, 2021
Consumer Reports Says These 4 Tips Will Deter Car Thieves
With car theft on the rise in the U.S., what are the most cost-effective ways to protect your vehicle?
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Andrew Koole
Aug 08, 2021
Minnesota Pizza Delivery Driver Is Lucky to Be Alive but Finds Himself in an Insurance Nightmare
A Minnesota pizza delivery driver is left to cover the costs of a carjacking after his insurance claims are rejected.
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Alex Healey
Jul 24, 2021
Michigan Woman Avoids a No-Insurance Ticket After Fighting Thief for Her Stolen Car
A Michigan salon owner recently found herself in the middle of a car theft confrontation. In the end, she almost wound up being the one in trouble.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jul 21, 2021
Are Hackers Taking Advantage of Key Fob Technology to Break Into Cars?
Advances in key fob technology have made cars simpler to use. However, have these new technologies made cars more vulnerable to thieves?
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Ru Chen
Jul 20, 2021
Does Renters Insurance Cover Theft From Your Car?
Renters insurance can provide extra insurance on items stored in your car, but it will not cover car theft.
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Jacoba Bood
Jun 29, 2021
Car Thieves Are After an Increasingly Valuable Part of Your Car
Car thieves are targeting catalytic converters. What can you do to protect yourself and your car?
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Andrew Koole
Jun 25, 2021
Dallas Resident Launching Investigation After Car Stolen Twice
The experience of having your car stolen can be devastating, and it happened to a Dallas resident twice within a few months. You’ll want to make sure you’re covered by comprehensive insurance in case your vehicle is stolen.
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Aleena Juarez
Jul 05, 2021
Ford Is Integrating a Unique New Safety Feature
Ford added a new feature that alerts owners if somebody is trying to break into their car. Who will have access to the feature and what are some other ways to protect your car?
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jun 18, 2021
The 3 Most Stolen New Cars
Older cars get stolen far more frequently than new cars, but that doesn't mean new cars are totally safe. Which new cars are stolen the most often?
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jun 12, 2021
What City Has the Highest Rate of Stolen Cars?
Having your car stolen is a nightmare scenario. A small city in California boasts the highest rate of car theft in the U.S.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jun 12, 2021
Car Theft Is Decreasing but Still Accounts for $6.4 Billion in Losses
Car theft is far less common than it used to be. However, damage from these thefts is responsible for billions of dollars of damage each year.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Jun 13, 2021
Does My Car Insurance Cover Car Theft?
Comprehensive insurance covers drivers in the event of car theft or damages caused by a break-in. File a police report and insurance claim immediately.
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Alex Bartley
Jun 17, 2021
The Best Vehicle Anti Theft Devices to Keep Your Car Safe
Vehicle anti theft devices don’t only protect your car, they could also earn you a worthwhile discount on your car insurance.
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Emily Richey
Jun 09, 2021
How to Report a Stolen Car
If your vehicle is stolen, report it to the police and file a claim with your insurance company. Comprehensive coverage might fully cover your stolen vehicle.
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Jessica Barrett
Aug 26, 2021
How to Choose Car Alarm Systems
Car alarm systems are essential to prevent theft. Choosing a two-way system with added features is one way to ensure security and save on insurance.
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Denise Koenig
Oct 18, 2020
How to Keep Someone From Breaking Into Your Car
Read this guide to find out how to prevent car break-ins, such as parking in a well-lit spot, keeping valuables out of sight, and setting the alarm.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Sep 17, 2021
The Best Type of Car Insurance to Get if You Live in a High-Crime Area
Where you live plays a part in how much you pay for car insurance. Areas with higher crime rates tend to have the highest premiums, but you do have options to lower your rates.
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Cheryl Knight
Nov 11, 2020
How to Tell if a Parking Garage is Liable for a Stolen or Damaged Car
Whether or not you or a valet/garage attendant is responsible for the damage or theft of your car depends on who parks the car and keeps the keys.
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Cheryl Knight
Aug 27, 2021
Does My Car Insurance Cover Having My Car Stolen?
Comprehensive car insurance coverage will usually pay for a replacement vehicle if your car is stolen, or cover the damage if your car is recovered.
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Brady Klopfer
Jan 22, 2021
The 10 States with the Highest Reported Rate of Car Thefts
Car theft is a problem throughout the country, but which are the worst states for stolen cars? Read on to find out.
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Brady Klopfer
Jan 22, 2021
How to Hide Valuables in Your Car
Hiding valuables in your car isn’t always the wisest choice, but it’s sometimes unavoidable. Store valuables in the glovebox or trunk to hide them, or disguise them.
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Mindy Hood
Sep 09, 2021
How to Get a LoJack Recovery System For Your Car
LoJack is an innovative technology that tracks stolen vehicles. Get the LoJack Recovery System installed in a new or current car.
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Amber Dowler
Feb 19, 2021
The Most Common Types of Car Insurance Fraud
Car insurance fraud usually takes the form of fire, theft, and vandalism, all investigated and prosecuted by car insurance companies.
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Jason Unrau
May 04, 2021
How to File a Claim When You've Had Your Car Broken Into
If a car break-in occurs, call the police, record what was stolen, take photos of the damage, and contact your insurance provider.
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Amber Dowler
Oct 23, 2020
Does My Car Insurance Cover a Stolen Phone?
Car insurance covers a stolen phone if you have comprehensive coverage but not if you only have liability car insurance.
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Nicholas Wilson
May 04, 2021

All Questions on Car Theft

How do you turn off an aftermarket car alarm?
Why does my aftermarket alarm keep going off, and how can I get it to stop? I recently installed it my car but it seems a bit finicky. Sometimes, I can't get it to turn off.
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Eric Schad
Sep 09, 2021
How do you protect car windows from break-ins?
How do I prevent car break-ins? I'm moving to Detroit but I'm worried about the crime. More specifically, I'm concerned about my car windows getting smashed.
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Eric Schad
Sep 01, 2021
How do I avoid car break-ins?
What's the best way to prevent car break-ins? My neighborhood isn't crime ridden, but the next one over has its fair share of car theft and vehicle break-ins.
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Eric Schad
Aug 27, 2021
I am getting parking tickets in the mail that are not mine; what should I do?
Do I have to pay for parking tickets that aren't mine? I have started to get parking tickets in the mail on almost a weekly basis now, but they can't be mine! They have my name and address, but I haven't been to these places. It even says that the registered car is a red sedan, but I drive a green pickup truck. How can I fix this?
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Shannon Martin
Aug 26, 2021
Which cars are the most stolen in the U.S.? And are these cars more expensive to insure?
I'm in the market for a new car and I want to buy one that's cheaper to insure. Are commonly stolen cars more expensive to insure?
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Jessica Bartolucci
Aug 06, 2021
What should you do if your car is stolen?
I live in an area with a lot of crime and need a car for work. How can I prevent my car from being stolen and what should I do if my car is stolen?
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Mariah Lee
Aug 04, 2021
Do insurance companies cover tire theft?
"Will full coverage cover the theft of my tires? Someone stole my tires, including my rims. They weren't customized, but the tires are only a few months old."
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Emily Maracle
Jul 28, 2021
Does collateral protection insurance cover a stolen vehicle?
"Will CPI cover me if my car was stolen? I have liability insurance and CPI through my bank. Would it pay off my remaining loan balance?"
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Emily Maracle
Jul 28, 2021
What happens if my financed car is stolen?
"My car was stolen and I still owe money on my loan. What can I do?"
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Emily Maracle
Aug 18, 2021
What happens if a car is stolen while you're borrowing it?
"What should I do if insurance says they won't cover damage on a stolen vehicle? My friend said I could borrow her insured car while she was out of the country. The car was stolen while I was at work two days ago. It's been recovered, but now she's saying that the damage isn't covered by her insurance."
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Emily Maracle
Jun 22, 2021
Who pays for the damage when a car is stolen and in an accident?
"A stolen car crashed into my brother's car. The driver was caught, but who is responsible for the damage?"
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Emily Maracle
Jul 27, 2021

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