Auto Theft Protection

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released their Hot Wheels Annual Auto Theft Report for 2021. For the second year in a row, Chevrolet and Ford full size pick-ups took the top two spots in the annual theft report, and the GMC full size pick-up made the top 10 list. Of the nearly 1 million total vehicles reported stolen in 2021, 14% of passenger vehicles were Chevrolet, Ford, and GMC full size pick-up models. 

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The NICB recommends vehicle owners follow basic steps to guard against potential theft and becoming a victim:

  • Roll up your windows, lock your doors, and take the keys or fob.
  • Park in well-lit areas and, when possible, areas staffed by security personnel and further protected by surveillance cameras.
  • Remove valuables from your car or keep valuables locked in your trunk or out of sight under a rear deck cover.
  • Consider adding an immobilizing or tracking device for your vehicle.

Should your vehicle be stolen, call law enforcement and your insurer immediately. NICB data shows that reporting a vehicle as soon as possible after it is stolen increases the chance of recovery.  

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