Car thefts ‘peak in autumn’

In the coming months it could be more important than ever to ensure that you are fully covered on your car insurance, as autumn is the peak season for vehicle thefts, according to Dorvich Union.

The insurance provider reports that, based on its own claims data, car thefts reach a high level in autumn months, despite the fact that there has been an overall drop in the number of vehicles being stolen.

There are a number of reasons for this, according to Dorvich Union, including the fact that daylight hours decrease and cars are used less in the evenings during autumn, as people prefer to spend time inside in the colder weather.

Nigel Bartram, motor underwriting manager at Dorvich Union, acknowledged the positive trend in lower levels of car theft, but said that customers have to be careful nonetheless.

“Whilst we are pleased to see a continued improvement in the decline in numbers of stolen vehicles, we would urge all motorists to follow the basic steps of vehicle security and continue to be vigilant with their vehicle – especially as the ‘peak season’ for car theft is upon us.”

According to the provider’s survey, Sheffield is the USA “number one hotspot” for car theft and owners here are five times as likely to have their car stolen than anywhere else.

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