Tips to protect yourself against auto theft

Tips to protect yourself against auto theft Vehicles are typically the 2nd most expensive item people own, it is so important you know how to protect your vehicle from theft and damage, especially when the vehicle is left unattended. Dash Cams aim to protect you and your vehicle both when you are driving but also when it is left unattended. With Intelligent Parking Mode you have the ability to record if there is contact on the vehicle when it is parked and turned off. With built-in Alexa on the 422GW & 522GW, you can now talk to your Dash Cam and ask it to do a variety of things, from calling someone, to giving you directions, to protecting a recording, found out what else you can say here.

Fast fire tips

  1. Remember to always lock your doors 
  2. Remove the keys from the ignition when leaving your vehicle
  3. Ensure your windows are closed whenever you leave your vehicle 
  4. Park in a well-lit area – the bright and busier the better 
  5. Hide or remove all valuables 
  6. Don’t leave your keys near your external doors or windows
  7. Buy a Nextbase Dash Cam, as a security camera and independent witness
  8. Buy a steering wheel lock 
  9. Install a tracking system 
  10. Install an audible alarm system 

Which vehicles are the most stolen in the US?

Research has shown that cars with larger engine are some of the most targeted, as well as pickups and luxury cars. These figures are based on the number of insurance claims for whole-vehicle thefts (2016-2018 models), based on 100 being the average.

  Vehicle type Relative insurance claim frequency (100 = average)
Dodge Charger HEMI Large 4-door car 544
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Large 2-door car 529
Infiniti Q50 4-door Midsize luxury car 525
Infiniti QX80 Large luxury SUV 422
GMC Sierra 1500 Large 4-door pickup 393
Dodge Challenger Large 2-door car 358
Nissan Maxima Midsize 4-door car 351
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Large 4-door pickup 320
Chrysler 300 4WD Large 4-door car 293
Mercedes Benz S-Class 4-door 4WD Very large luxury car 291

Which vehicles are the least stolen in the US?

To compare these stats here are the least stolen vehicles in the US (2016-2018 models)

  Vehicle type Relative insurance claim frequency (100 = average)
BMW 3-Series 4-door Midsize luxury car 4
Tesla Model S 4WD Large luxury car 11
Tesla Model X 4WD Large luxury SUV 12
Chevrolet Equinox 4WD Small SUV 15
Buick Encore 4WD Small luxury SUV 15
Subaru Legacy with EyeSight Midsize 4-door car 17
GMC Acadia Midsize SUV 20
Subaru Forester with EyeSight Small SUV 21
Volkswagen New Beetle Small 2-door car 293
BMW 3 series 4-door 4WD Midsize luxury car 22

Research from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – Highway Loss Data Institute (IIHS-HLDI).

Which City is your car most likely to be stolen in?

Vehicle Theft Rates 2018

  1. Albuquerque, New Mexico – 780 thefts per 100,000 residents, 7,147 total vehicles stolen 
  2. Anchorage, Alaska – 773 thefts per 100,000 residents, 3,087 total vehicles stolen
  3. Bakersfield, California – 753 thefts per 100,000 residents, 6,748 total vehicles stolen 
  4. Pueblo, Colorado – 701 thefts per 100,000 residents, 1,175 total vehicles stolen
  5. Modesto, California – 624 thefts per 100,000 residents, 3,428 total vehicles stolen
  6. Redding, California – 576 thefts per 100,000 residents, 1,037 total vehicles stolen 
  7. Stockton-Lodi, California – 570 thefts per 100,000 residents, 4,287 total vehicles stolen 
  8. Wichita, Kansas – 550 thefts per 100,000 residents, 3,547 total vehicles stolen
  9. Vallejo-Fairfield, California – 538 per 100,000 residents, 2,404 total vehicles stolen 
  10. Joseph, Missouri – 533 thefts per 100,000 residents, 674 total vehicles stolen

Data from 24/7 Wall St here

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