Expert Advice for Stolen Cars

All Questions on Stolen Cars

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 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
What happens if a stolen car hits you?
I was hit from the side at a traffic light and when the driver pulled over, he exited the car and took off running! It turns out the car that hit me was stolen—what happens now?
Mary Cahill
Feb 25, 2022
What happens if you buy a stolen car?
My sister wants to buy a Camaro from this guy off of Craigslist, but when she asked him about the title, he said he wasn’t sure where it was. That makes me nervous. What happens if you buy a stolen car?
Shannon Fitzgerald
Feb 23, 2022
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
How often are stolen cars found?
My car got stolen out of a parking garage yesterday and I’m really freaking out. What are the chances I’ll get my stolen car back?
Macy Fouse
Feb 25, 2022
What happens if you buy a stolen car without realizing it?
I’m buying a car next week, but the seller is being kind of shady. He says the car doesn’t have a title and wants me to pay in cash. I suspect it might be stolen. What happens if you buy a stolen car without realizing it?
Melanie Johnson
Feb 18, 2022
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 find my car in GTA 5 online?
I can’t see my car on the map in GTA 5 online and I think my friend may have wrecked it! How can I find it?
Amber Reed
Mar 23, 2022
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
What are the signs of a stolen car?
I’m car shopping and don’t have much to spend so I’ve been looking into buying used from a private seller. A friend warned me that some private sellers dupe naive buyers into paying for a stolen car. What are some signs of a stolen car?
Mary Cahill
Feb 25, 2022
What is LoJack for cars?
What does LoJack do with cars? I saw something about it online but I’m still kind of confused about why and what it’s for.
Liz Jenson
Apr 04, 2022
How do I find out if a car is stolen?
I'm interested in a cheap used car I found online, but something seems sketchy. Can you check to see if a car was stolen?
Matthew Macgugan
Oct 11, 2021
Who pays for damage caused by a stolen car?
I was sideswiped by a speeding car that evaded the scene after the collision. I was informed by police that the driver was apprehended and it was discovered that the car that hit me was stolen—who pays for the damage?
Mary Cahill
Feb 25, 2022
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?
Mariah Lee
Aug 04, 2021
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
Feb 23, 2022
How do I report my car stolen?
My car was stolen last night right out of my driveway, and I don’t know what to do. How do I report my car as stolen?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 23, 2022
Can a push start car be stolen?
I drive a vehicle with push start and keyless entry, and I live in area where car theft is a real possibility. Can a car with push start be stolen?
Macy Fouse
Feb 25, 2022
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.
Eric Schad
Aug 27, 2021
What are the most stolen cars in Chicago?
I live in a quiet neighborhood in Chicago, but my neighbor still had their car stolen. Now I’m worried about the possibility of being a victim as well. What types of cars are most at risk for being stolen?
Macy Fouse
Feb 25, 2022
How will I check to see if a car is stolen?
What’s the best way to check if a car was stolen? I'm about to buy a car from a private seller, and the price is just low enough to make me worried.
Liz Jenson
Oct 26, 2021
Can the police commandeer my vehicle?
I’m three seasons deep into The Wire and so far, I just have one question. Am I overestimating Hollywood here, or can the police really commandeer your vehicle?
Max Werner
Apr 01, 2022
How can you check to see if a car is stolen?
My sketchy cousin wants to sell me his old car for just $300. I would love to buy it and fix it up in my free time, but he doesn't have any of the paperwork. Is there a way for me to check if the car was stolen?
Shannon Martin
Nov 01, 2021
Will property owner's insurance cover the theft of my vehicle while on someone else’s property?
My truck was sitting on my friend's neighbor's property in Missouri for 8 months and was stolen. I do not have full coverage insurance for the truck. Will the neighbor's property owner's insurance cover the loss of my truck? Thank you.
Chloe Jenkins
Jan 12, 2022
What happens when your car is stolen without insurance?
My car got stolen while I was in class. What happens if your car is stolen and you don’t have insurance?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 23, 2022
What happens when your car is stolen?
I left my car in a parking lot overnight and it was stolen before the morning! What are you supposed to do when your car is stolen?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 23, 2022
How can I check to see if a car is stolen?
I found a car on Facebook Marketplace that seems like an incredible deal but the seller seems to know very little about it and says he just wants it gone. I grew very suspicious when he said I need to buy it the same day and was wondering if there was any way for me to see if the car is stolen?
Jack Walsh
Oct 25, 2021

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