Has Your Vehicle Been Stolen?

By Raichel Herte

March 16, 2018

We sure hope it never happens to you, but what if it does?  Did you know that because of their value, vehicles are popular targets for criminals?  In fact, on lists of global vehicle theft statistics, you’ll find that the United States consistently ranks near the top.  In the event that your vehicle is stolen, you will need to react quickly in order to have a smooth insurance claims process and recover from the loss.

If you suspect your vehicle has been stolen, here is what to do:

Call the police.  The sooner you notify the proper authorities, the more likely you are to recover your vehicle.  You will want to share everything about your car that you can, including its make, model, license plate number and VIN number.

Report the stolen car to your insurer.  Once you’ve completed a police report, you should give us a call.  If it is after business hours, we do have an emergency claims service that will help assist you.  You might also want to contact your local motor vehicle department, as they typically maintain a database of stolen vehicles.

Report the theft to your financing or leasing company.  If you still owe money to a financing or leasing company, you will want to inform them that your vehicle has been stolen.  Often, these companies work directly with us following vehicle thefts.

What can the Buren Insurance Group do for you?

The right auto policy can be invaluable following a vehicle theft.  If you have comprehensive coverage on your policy, we will help to ensure your lost car will be replaced.  Most polices can provide rental car coverage until your stolen vehicle is recovered or considered lost.  For more information on auto insurance contact us at (888) 281-6191.  “We’re with you from What If to What Now.”

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