Something we never want happening is walking out to our car only to find that it’s been stolen. Were your personal belongings in that vehicle, anything of sentimental value? Now its gone and you have the unfortunate chore of filing a police report, contacting your insurance provider and hoping you have coverage for theft!
Unfortunately, car theft is an ever-increasing issue in the United States. On average 2,385 vehicles are stolen per day. The five states with the highest volume of vehicle theft are Colorado, California, Illinois, Florida, and Texas accounting for 44% of all vehicle theft in the nation. It is important to always lock your doors, store valuables and personal items outside of the car, and always keep your keys on you.
How can you make sure you’re protected?
Make sure your auto policy has comprehensive coverage in addition to collision coverage. This will cover you for losses resulting from:
- Malicious mischief
- Falling objects
- Collision with a bird or animal
- Glass losses
In a horrible situation you don’t want it to be made worse by finding out you are not insured. If you are unsure what auto coverage you currently have make sure you to call your insurance provider!