Expert Advice for Car Theft

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The 10 Most-Stolen Vehicles In America
Not all car theft is equal. Find out which 10 vehicles are the most commonly stolen vehicles in America.
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Jerry
May 13, 2022
Catalytic Converter Theft is Still a Huge Problem Across the Country
Thieves are committing catalytic converter theft and selling the car part for high profits.
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Jerry
Feb 04, 2022
Car Theft is on the Rise in San Francisco
As car theft rises in San Francisco, some drivers are resorting to unconventional methods to protect their vehicles.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Man Learns $65,000 Lesson After His Car Was Stolen During a Test Drive
Selling an uninsured car is never a good idea. One man in Ontario, Canada found this out the hard way.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Car Thieves in Yorkshire Used Game Boys
Game Boys were certainly not meant to be used to steal cars. A gang of Yorkshire men was caught using a classic Nintendo Game Boy to unlock car doors.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What to Do if Your Car Gets 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. Read this guide on what to do if your car gets broken into to learn more.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Get a LoJack System for Your Car
This is an overview of how to get a LoJack System installed in your car. Learn what LoJack is, where to buy it, and where to install it in your car.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Best Car Anti Theft Devices to Keep Your Vehicle Safe
Vehicle anti theft devices don’t only protect your car, they could also earn you a worthwhile discount on your car insurance. Here's a guide on the best anti-theft devices for your car.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Feb 23, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The 10 Most Frequently Stolen Cars in the U.S.
The Honda Accord is the most commonly stolen car in America. Read this list of the top 10 stolen cars to find out if your car is at risk of theft and higher insurance rates.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
School Faces $70,000 Damages After Catalytic Converters Stolen From Buses
A school in Oregon saw $70,000 worth of damages after thieves sawed off catalytic converters from 19 school buses. The buses were left inoperable.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
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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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Car Theft

How do you report a car stolen in California?
I was visiting my brother in California and my car got stolen while we were away from his apartment. How do I report a car stolen in California?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 23, 2022
How do I reprogram my Prestige car alarm remote?
My wife got me a Prestige car alarm for my birthday. But four months later, the remote seems to be on the fritz. How do I reprogram my Prestige car alarm remote?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 25, 2021
How do you stop a car alarm?
How do you turn off a car alarm that won’t stop going off? Someone hit my car and my alarm has been going off for three straight minutes. I have no idea what to do!
Joshua Levy
Oct 26, 2021
How can I prevent my car battery from being stolen?
Is there a way I can prevent my car battery from being stolen? Two of my neighbors have told me that someone stole their car batteries recently, and mine is brand new. I don’t want to have to worry about it getting taken.
Shannon Martin
Nov 05, 2021
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?
Emily Maracle
Oct 26, 2021
How much does car alarm installation cost?
I'm worried about my car getting stolen. I think I want to update the alarm. How much would installing a new alarm cost?
Will Baldwin
Oct 29, 2021
How can I prevent my car battery being stolen?
I’ve had my car battery stolen twice, even though I live in a decent neighborhood. What are some tips to prevent the car battery from being taken by thieves?
Eric Schad
Nov 23, 2021
How do I file a claim for car theft insurance?
My beloved Mini Cooper just got stolen. No idea how it happened. Sad day! How do I file a claim for car theft insurance?
georgina grant
Nov 08, 2021
How much does it cost to fit a car alarm?
I recently moved to a not-so-great area of Philadelphia and I’m worried about something happening to my car since we don’t have a garage. I’m looking for alarm systems. They all seem pretty reasonably priced, but how much does a car alarm cost to install?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 24, 2021
How do I report a suspicious car in my neighborhood?
How should I report a suspicious car moving through my neighborhood? I’ve noticed a car driving around the block really slowly for the past few nights around 1:00 am. It all just seems a little sketchy.
Liz Jenson
Oct 27, 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?"
Emily Maracle
Jul 28, 2021
What are the most stolen cars in Colorado?
I just moved to a small town outside Denver, but I’m not in the safest area. What are the most stolen cars in Colorado?
Max Werner
Feb 23, 2022
How do you find out where your car was towed?
I walked out of a doctor's appointment this morning and couldn’t find my car. Such a scary feeling! I think it was towed, but I'm not sure where to check. What’s the best way to find out where a car was towed?
Liz Jenson
Oct 12, 2021
What happens when a stolen car is recovered?
My car just got stolen—I already filed a report with the police and notified my insurance company. What will happen if a stolen vehicle is recovered?
Shannon Fitzgerald
Feb 23, 2022
How long does insurance take to pay for a stolen car?
My car was stolen over a week ago and the police told me it's unlikely they will recover the vehicle. I filed a claim with my insurance, but I'm worried about how long this might take—I still need my car to get to work. How long does it take for an insurance company to pay for a stolen vehicle?
Eric Schad
Sep 21, 2021
How can I find my stolen car?
My car was stolen and I told the police about it, but what else can I do? How can I find my stolen car?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 23, 2022
How can I replace my car door lock cylinder?
Someone broke into my car last night and somehow damaged the lock cylinder on my door. Now my key won’t even go into the lock. How can I replace the lock cylinder?
Chloe Jenkins
Oct 21, 2021
What do thieves do with stolen cars?
My mother’s car was stolen last month and I can’t stop wondering about what the person did with it. What exactly do thieves do with stolen cars?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 23, 2022
How do you report your car as stolen online?
Can you report that your car was stolen online? My car was stolen today and I really don't want to deal with people. If it's possible, I just want to report it online and move on with my day.
Joshua Levy
Sep 27, 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.
Eric Schad
Sep 01, 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?
Shannon Martin
Aug 26, 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?
Emily Maracle
Nov 29, 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?"
Emily Maracle
Jul 27, 2021
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.
Eric Schad
Sep 09, 2021
How much is a car alarm system?
I just bought a used car that doesn’t have an alarm system. I’m using a steering wheel lock, but I would feel much safer with an alarm system. How much would this cost?
Lauren Smith
Jan 28, 2022
How do I hotwire a car in H1Z1?
I’ve fallen in love with H1Z1 and it’s my favorite game. My only issue is that I can’t figure out how to steal a car. What do I do to hotwire a car in H1Z1?
Eric Schad
Mar 22, 2022
If a car is stolen from a repair shop, who is responsible?
I had a friend whose vehicle was stolen overnight while it was at the repair shop. In that type of situation, whose insurance covers it? Will the mechanic be responsible or the owner?
Macy Fouse
Feb 25, 2022
How long will it take for my new license plates to come in?
How long will I have to wait to get my license plates in the mail? I live in Ohio and someone stole the license plates off my car. I already reported it to the police, and I’m planning to apply for new ones this weekend, but I really need to be able to use my car. How long is this going to take?
Shannon Martin
Oct 25, 2021
How do you disable a Honda Accord alarm?
My car alarm has been going off at random times, and I have no idea how to stop it. What’s the best way to disable my Honda Accord’s alarm?
Liz Jenson
Dec 27, 2021
How do you know if your car has a LoJack system?
I bought a used car and my friend told me that it probably has a LoJack system. How can I find out if my car has this?
Eric Schad
Nov 04, 2021

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