Having a vehicle broken into or stolen can be a nightmare, so it’s important owners prepare with security products like a lockbox.
Unfortunately, having a car stolen is all too common, evidenced by a recent study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which looked into the most commonly stolen sports utility and crossover utility vehicles from Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2013. According to the data, 21,711 of these vehicles were stolen over this period of time, highlighting just how important it is owners take extra precautions.
Here are the most commonly stolen SUVs and CUVs:
- Ford Escape (1,421 thefts)
- Ford Edge (1,140)
- Ford Explorer (958)
- Jeep Grand Cherokee (912)
- Kia Sorento (725)
Any individuals with these vehicles might want to take some preventative measures to ensure their ride is safe. If at all possible, pull a car into the garage at night or don’t leave any expensive belongings in plain sight. A lockbox is great way to discourage a break in or theft because it will keep valuable items secure and mounted in the trunk.
Jeep owners turn to security products
Since Grand Cherokees are some of the most stolen vehicles, these owners might want to look into Jeep parts and accessories that will ramp up security. For instance, reinforced locks are available to make a break in nearly impossible for a thief. There are also security drawers available that will seamlessly install into a Jeep and keep items organized and secure. But Jeep owners shouldn’t be the only ones looking after their belongings.
So should vehicle owners in these states
Security products don’t just benefit Jeep owners. Anyone who wants to protect their valuables can do so with the proper products. And that should definitely be the case in the states below, which the National Insurance Crime Bureau found were the most common to have SUVs and CUVs stolen in. Here’s the list:
- California (3,531)
- Florida (1,897)
- Michigan (1,834)
- Texas (1,686)
- New York (1,577)
As a vehicle is one of the largest purchases someone will make in their lifetime, it’s important to have the products in place to stay protected. For those who live in high-theft states or have vehicles that are commonly stolen, their level of risk is high and measures should be taken to guard from that risk.
Tuffy Security Products has the answers auto owners are looking for when it comes to protecting their vehicles.