What to do when your car gets stolen


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Getting your car stolen is like having your livelihood ripped from you. These are the things that you need to do immediately after you realize that your vehicle has gone missing.

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What to do when your car gets stolen

  1. 1. What To Do When Your Car Gets Stolen source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/web/post/2013/09/18/What-To-Do-When-Your-Car- Gets-Stolen
  2. 2. Breathe. You’re entitled to have a massive freak-out session and pace around in complete panic. Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/web/post/2013/09/18/What-To-Do-When-Your-Car- Gets-Stolen Great. Now it’s time to get down to business and try to track down what happened, what to do, and who to call.
  3. 3. First off, is it REALLY stolen? • Maybe you parked your car on a different level, different row, or even a different lot! • Did you park in a lot with strict parking rules? • Are you late on your payments? • There’s a possibility that your car may have been towed as well. • Signs for the towing company will be posted somewhere near the parking lot Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/web/post/2013/09/18/What-To-Do-When-Your-Car- Gets-Stolen
  4. 4. Call the Police • Call the police, the sooner the better • Most insurance companies require you to file a police report before you can collect on any insurance claims. • Describe any attributes of the vehicle that will differentiate your car from every other model on the road Source:http://www.buyautoparts.com/web/post/2013/09/18/What-To-Do-When-Your-Car- Gets-Stolen
  5. 5. Call LoJack or OnStar Source:http://www.buyautoparts.com/web/post/2013/09/18/What-To-Do-When-Your-Car- Gets-Stolen If your car is equipped with one of these services, be sure to call them right away. They will have the ability to shut down your car or at least locate where the vehicle is and where it’s headed.
  6. 6. Call Your Insurance Provider • Claims take a considerable amount of time to get processed – Get Started ASAP • You may need the following information to provide to your insurance: – Certificate of title for the vehicle – Location of all keys before and after the theft – Names and contact information to everyone who had access to the vehicle – Description of the car – List of person property stolen with the car – Any financing information if you’re still paying off your vehicle. Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/web/post/2013/09/18/What-To-Do-When-Your-Car- Gets-Stolen
  7. 7. Look For Your Car Online See if your car got posted onto Craigslist or eBay. Hopefully the car isn’t getting chopped down for parts yet and you can save it! If they did, maybe you can recycle some of the old parts: Creative Things To DO with Old Car Parts Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/web/post/2013/09/18/What-To-Do-When- Your-Car-Gets-Stolen
  8. 8. Avoid Identity Theft • People leave all sorts of information in their car – receipts, insurance cards, registration. • As a precautionary measure, evaluate what information was stored in your car and get a hold of your bank. It’s almost ridiculous how easy a couple of documents can leave you defenseless to identity theft. Source: http://www.buyautoparts.com/web/post/2013/09/18/What-To-Do-When-Your-Car- Gets-Stolen
  9. 9. What To Do When Your Car Gets Stolen The End For more of our auto blogs, visit, http://www.buyautoparts.com/blog/ If you need to purchase an auto part - Visit www.buyautoparts.com - Call 1-888-907-7225 - Or send an email to sales@buyautoparts.com THANKS Source; http://www.buyautoparts.com/web/post/2013/09/18/What-To-Do-When-Your-Car- Gets-Stolen