How To Protect Your Car From Theft
Top Stolen Cars in Illinois and Indiana
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB), the most stolen vehicles in the United States last year were older models with less advanced anti-theft technology, such as smart keys. Here at United Auto Insurance we are committed to helping you protect your vehicle and knowing the most targeted cars can be vital information. In the “Hot Wheels 2016” report, the NCIB found that the following vehicles by make and model were most frequently stolen in Illinois and Indiana:
|2016 Most Stolen Vehicles in IL
||2016 Most Stolen Vehicles in IN
|2003 Dodge Caravan
||1999 Ford Pickup
|2006 Chevrolet Impala
||1999 Chevrolet Pickup
|2000 Honda Civic
||2006 Chevrolet Impala
|2016 Toyota Camry
||1999 Dodge Pickup
|2013 Chevrolet Malibu
||2011 Chevrolet Malibu
|2015 Nissan Altima
||2003 Ford Taurus
|1997 Honda Accord
||2000 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
|2005 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
||2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
|2015 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
||1998 Chevrolet Pickup
|2006 Ford Pickup (Full Size)
||2002 Ford Explorer
How to Prevent Car Theft
We want our customers at United Auto Insurance to feel confident that they are doing everything to protect their vehicle from potential theft. Here are a few tips as laid out by the NCIB as best practices for “Layers of Protection”:
- Lock it Up – Life gets busy and hectic, but the best way to protect your vehicle is to always remember to lock your car and make sure to take your keys with you.
- Sound the Alarm – Thieves are more likely to be deterred by an audible or visual warning letting them know that your vehicle is protected.
- Stop the Theft – Devices such as smart keys or kill switches can cut off access to the ignition and stop your vehicle from being stolen.
- Track Your Vehicle – In the event that your car is stolen and moved, GPS technologies will alert you or send a signal to the police and allow remote tracking of the vehicle.
Stay Covered with United Auto Insurance
Knowing the tips to help prevent auto theft is important, especially since many of our customers and their families are relying on a car every day. In the event that you are a victim of auto theft, United Auto Insurance wants to be there to help make sure you are covered at affordable rates. We have provided auto insurance to the Chicagoland area for over 50 years and are committed to keeping your vehicles protected. Get a free quote from United Auto Insurance and feel secure today.