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Use common sense to reduce your risk of vehicle theft

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Mark DannehlAccording to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), vehicle theft is one of our nation’s most costly property crimes. Surprised? A survey on behalf of the NICB and LoJack (a company that sells electronic tracking devices) found that one-third of Americans admit to having left their car while it was still running, making it an easy target. Forty percent of those surveyed don’t hide their valuables in their vehicle, and one-third have left purses, wallets, or bank statements out in the open, raising their risk of identity theft as well.

Here's some friendly reminders:

  • Close your windows and lock your doors.
  • Never leave your keys in the car.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Don't leave valuables in your car.

Just using some common sense precautions can greatly reduce the risk of theft. Not only are they simple habits to make, they're free!

The WEA Property and Casualty Insurance Company Family Car Policy covers the theft of your car when you purchase comprehensive coverage. Comprehensive coverage also protects you in the event of a fire, vandalism, hail, and other events. (Identity theft coverage is included in Member Benefit's home insurance coverage.) Call us at 1-800-279-4010 to learn more.

Mark Dannehl, Personal Insurance Consultant

Property and casualty insurance programs are underwritten by WEA Property & Casualty Insurance Company. The terms and conditions of your coverage are exclusively controlled by your written policy. Please refer to your policy for details.