Almost everything B.C. (that’s, ahem, before covid) was less stressful, we just didn’t realize it until now. We’re certainly entering new norms in many aspects, and it looks like car ownership should be added to your list of what’s changed. Sadly, auto thefts have increased due to soaring prices for new and used vehicles around the country. According to a recent CNBC article, the National Insurance Crime Bureau estimates vehicle thefts have increased by 9% since the pandemic began—the highest percentage increase in over a decade. Combine job losses, wage reductions, stress from the pandemic, and price hikes for cars and you have a perfect auto-theft storm.
This information certainly isn’t intended to frighten you, but rather to inform you about what you can do to help prevent a car theft from happening to you. Here are some tips the NICB shared with CNBC to help thwart car thieves:
Even if you take all of these precautions, getting your vehicle stolen can still be an unfortunate possibility. The very best thing you can do is to get comprehensive insurance to ensure you’re completely protected. That added peace of mind is priceless in today’s world of stress and uncertainty. Keep in mind, you must opt for comprehensive auto insurance to get theft coverage. Don’t worry, it’s more affordable than you might think. At Four Seasons Insurance Agency, we offer insurance for just about everything. Our friendly, knowledgeable team is available to answer any questions you have. Home, life, motorcycle, event, auto insurance, and more is at your fingertips.