Try not to panic, when your car gets stolen it’s important that you follow this process to help your chances of it being found.
You’ve had a great morning: you didn’t break the yolk of your eggs, you got your favorite pair of underwear on, and your hair is perfect. A fantastic start to the day. You walk out to the parking lot expecting that the commute to work will be just as great. Only when you get to where you left your car last night, you find an empty spot. You look all over the parking lot, pressing the panic button, but to no avail. The FBI estimates that a car theft occurs once every 43 seconds. That leaves thousands of people scrambling to find or replace their vehicles every day. Here is what you need to do when your car is stolen.
- Make sure it’s been stolen
Are you sure it’s stolen? Before you call the police, use that brain of yours to remember if you actually parked it here or maybe you left it half a block down the road.
- Call the police
If you’re convinced you didn’t move it down the block, it’s time to call the police. The sooner, the better. Let the police know the make and model of your car, including the VIN and license plate number, and when it was stolen. If your car has OnStar or something similar, there’s a good chance it’ll be found much sooner.
- Report your car to the insurer
After the police report, contact your car insurance company. If your insurance company allows for it, you can report the theft online, using their app, or you can always do it by calling! A dedicated claims representative will help you through every step of the claims process.
The only way you’re going to be covered for theft is if you have a quality auto insurance. For more information about how we can protect you on the road, contact Lou Aggetta Insurance Services in Pleasant Hill, California today.