How To Protect Your Car From Theft

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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 Thefts 2016 Most Stolen Vehicles in IN Thefts
2003 Dodge Caravan 1,150 1999 Ford Pickup 719
2006 Chevrolet Impala 678 1999 Chevrolet Pickup 616
2000 Honda Civic 529 2006 Chevrolet Impala 445
2016 Toyota Camry 518 1999 Dodge Pickup 282
2013 Chevrolet Malibu 485 2011 Chevrolet Malibu 276
2015 Nissan Altima 475 2003 Ford Taurus 209
1997 Honda Accord 453 2000 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee 207
2005 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) 415 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix 205
2015 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee 411 1998 Chevrolet Pickup 197
2006 Ford Pickup (Full Size) 405 2002 Ford Explorer 181


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”:

  1. 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.
  2. Sound the Alarm – Thieves are more likely to be deterred by an audible or visual warning letting them know that your vehicle is protected.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.