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Commonly Stolen Vehicles – and How to Protect Yours

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Ways to avoid getting your car stolen.

Most of us don’t think about car prevention until it’s too late. But the fact is, learning how to prevent car theft is all the knowledge you need. Car thefts are not uncommon in the US, with one theft occurring every 44.6 seconds. Out of all the states, Texas came in at #2 for the most vehicle thefts, with the vast majority reported in Texas cities.

The most stolen vehicles include:

  • Honda Civic
  • Honda Accord
  • Ford Pickup (Full Size)
  • Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
  • Toyota Camry
  • Nissan Altima
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Dodge Pickup
  • GMC Pickup
  • Chevrolet Impala

The top five colors of the most stolen vehicles are:

  1. White
  2. Silver
  3. Brown
  4. Red
  5. Gold

The top five holidays for vehicle thefts are:

  1. Halloween
  2. Labor Day
  3. New Year’s Day
  4. Memorial Day
  5. New Year’s Eve

How to Reduce Your Chance of Getting Your Car Stolen:

  • Never leave your keys in your car, even just for a minute
  • Don’t leave valuables in the car
  • Put shopping bags in the trunk
  • Always lock your car, even when you are at home
  • Park in well-lit areas near areas of foot traffic
  • Consider installing a vehicle security/tracking device
  • Keep a copy of your vehicle identification number (VIN) and license number in your wallet or purse

These tips can help you to keep your car safe from theft. Are you looking for reliable local coverage in Lakeway and surrounding cities? The team at Reata Insurance Group can help. Contact us today to find out how we can assist in protecting your assets. We’re happy to help.

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