There is a popular misconception relating to auto-theft that sees many vehicle owners falsely believing that only older cars with poor security features are stolen on a regular basis. In reality, car thieves tend to target vehicles with a higher market value and some of the most popular vehicles within the current marketplace are actually proving to be a more attractive proposition.
The Highway Loss Data Institute currently lists the following models as being the most commonly stolen within the United States. The results will most likely surprise many motorists who previously felt they were in possession of a relatively secure model:
- Cadillac Escalade Luxury SUV (2007 to 2009)
- Infiniti G37 Luxury Model
- Dodge Charger
- Ford 250 Heavy Duty Pickup
Amazingly, research has shown that the listed vehicles are actually FIVE times more likely to be stolen than any other models being used on US roads and highways. Naturally, vehicles with a higher resale value attract more expensive auto insurance quotes and if a motorists wakes up to find that their ‘pride and joy’ has been stolen, auto insurance rates can soar to incredible new heights.
By remaining vigilant, vehicle users can go some way to keeping the auto insurance rates under control. However, there are several key elements that auto insurance providers take into account before a policy is offered. Safe overnight parking, GPS satellite tracking systems, immobilizers and security-etched window all serve to deter car thieves and these additional security features can all have a positive effect on your current and future auto insurance quotes.