New Haven Auto Insurance: Vehicle Theft Prevention

New Haven Auto Insurance Vehicle Theft Prevention New Haven Auto Insurance: Vehicle Theft Prevention

Even though car theft statistics are high, they’ve actually improved over the last few years. This can be largely attributed to the increased prevalence and efficiency of vehicle security technology. While the drive to steal vehicles for criminal purposes has not decreased, criminals’ ability to successfully procure and retain the vehicle without law enforcement interference has rapidly diminished. Through the use of global positioning systems, tracking devices and other electronic locators officials are more frequently able to recover stolen vehicles.  The current national recovery rate average is approximately 54%, and is dramatically higher in many states.

Many New Haven drivers enjoy the comfort and performance of luxury class vehicles which are popular models in the area. These vehicles however, often make tempting targets for theft. According to a recent report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau luxury brand SUV models such as those offered by Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz are more likely to be unrecovered when stolen than standard vehicles. While the most popular vehicles sought by thieves are mid-level sedans and sports utility vehicles, the majorities of these vehicles are equipped with various forms of anti-theft technology making them easier to retain after being lost.  Ensuring the security of these vehicles is highly important and should always begin with obtaining comprehensive New Haven Auto Insurance coverage.

The best vehicle security practices also include:

  • Always lock all doors and trunks, as well as roll-up all windows when leaving the vehicle.
  • Never leave your car running unattended, and always take keys out of the vehicle.
  • Parking with the front wheels turned to decrease the ease of towing a vehicle. When the front wheels are not straight the vehicle must be towed with the front wheels off the ground, this maneuver is often more difficult for thieves to accomplish especially when the vehicle is parked next to an obstruction such as a curb, garage or another automotive.
  • Break and steering wheel locks can also help deter theft by limiting mobility and creating extra challenges for the thief to overcome, decreasing the appeal of your vehicle.
  • Ignition immobilizers are increasingly popular feature in newer vehicles which essentially restrict assess to all vehicle operations unless the specific micro-chipped key is present in the ignition. Many manufacturers are making this a standard feature in their vehicles; however some aftermarket services do exist.

At Byrnes Agency we provide individuals throughout the county and Connecticut with the most comprehensive Personal Auto Insurance plans to protect against unforeseen damages, theft and injuries. Our specialist can design your policy to include everything from liability coverage to full comprehensive coverage that protects your assets from other damages as well including flood, fire and theft. We also offer a wide array of specialty New Haven Personal Insurance coverage options as well from Motorcycle to Watercraft insurance to best ensure that all your assets are protected. Contact us today for more information.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-85
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
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Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
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Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
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Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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