Car theft is one of the most frustrating things that can happen to a person. It feels like such a petty crime, and yet it happens to so many of us. In fact, it’s the second-most common crime in the United States. There are a few things you can do to make your car less likely to be stolen in the first place, but if it does get stolen, you may need to consider insurance coverage. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not your car insurance will cover a stolen car: -Make sure your policy covers thefts from vehicles. -Be aware of your deductible. This is the amount you have to pay before your insurer starts coverage for damages. -Be aware of any excesses or discounts that may be available to you. -Consider adding on comprehensive and collision coverage. These policies will add additional protection in case of accidents.
What is covered
If you have insurance, you may be able to get reimbursement for a stolen car.
Your insurance company will determine whether it will cover a stolen car based on the type of coverage you have and the policy terms and conditions.
The following are some things that could be covered if your car is stolen:
-Towing and storage costs associated with getting the car back to where it was stolen
-Replacement costs for the car, such as the cost of buying a new one
-Possible damages to other property associated with the theft, such as windows or tires that were damaged in the theft
What is not covered
If you’re considering replacing a stolen car with a new one, make sure you understand your insurance policy’s coverage. Depending on the insurer, your policy might not cover the cost of a new car.
Some policies limit coverage to vehicles that are certified pre-owned or used within the last 12 months. Other policies may only cover the cost of a replacement vehicle, not the cost of repairs or replacements related to theft.
You also need to be aware of any limits on your policy’s deductible and how much you’ll have to pay out-of-pocket for damages. If your car is damaged more than the limit of your deductible, you may be responsible for all costs associated with repairing or replacing the car.
How much will insurance cover
Insurance companies are notoriously uncooperative when it comes to covering stolen property. Because of this, many people question whether or not insurance will actually cover a stolen car. The truth is that there is no one definitive answer to this question. In most cases, insurance companies will only cover a stolen car if the thief has broken into the car with the intent of stealing it. If the car was left unlocked, or if the thief had no intention of stealing the car, then the insurance company is unlikely to cover it.
What to do if your car is stolen
If you car is stolen, the police will file a report. You should also file a report with your insurance company. If your car is towed or has been damaged, you should take pictures of the damage and document the incident. Once you have filed all reports, you can start the process of getting your car back. You may need to provide evidence that you were driving the car at the time it was stolen. You may be able to get a rental car while your car is being processed by the insurance company.