When buying a new vehicle, you may want to think about what cars are most commonly stolen in Canada. The most commonly stolen cars in Canada change regularly as trends and security risks change. The reason you may want to know what the most commonly stolen cars in Canada are before buying your next vehicle is so that you can reduce your risk, and potentially reduce your insurance costs. The annual list of the top 10 stolen vehicles in Canada is published by the Insurance Bureau of Canada to highlight vehicles that are most at risk. This year, newer SUVs dominate the list.
For the past several years, older vehicles — particularly Ford F-series trucks — were the most targeted. That’s because before 2007, many vehicles lacked anti-theft devices that became government-mandated in 2008. Now, however, thieves are exploiting recent technological advances to steal newer cars. Electronic devices are being compromised, and as the technology in our vehicles is advancing rapidly and continues to evolve, so too do sophisticated auto thieves.
In the last few years, it has been noticed that vehicle thieves are able to bypass sophisticated anti-theft systems, which we weren’t typically seeing a lot of in North America. One of the methods of theft is the capturing of key fob signals through the door of a house, which can then be used to unlock and start a car. Experts recommend that people keep their fobs in protective boxes while in their homes to block the signal.
In Alberta, Ford F-series and Dodge Ram trucks are the most popular vehicles to steal. These trucks are attractive to thieves, and oil and gas companies have used them almost exclusively.
Topping the the 2020 List of the top 10 stolen vehicles in Canada are the 2018 Honda CR-V SUV, the 2017 Lexus RX350/RX450 SUV, the 2017 Honda CR-V SUV, the 2018 Lexus RX350 / RX350L / RX450h / RX450hL SUV and the 2018 Ford F150 pickup truck.
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If you’re thinking about purchasing a new vehicle, consider some anti-theft measures if one of these most commonly stolen cars in Canada is on your list. Devices like protective boxes for key fobs, dash cams, steering wheel locks, and more can protect your vehicle and potentially influence your insurance costs. Talk to an insurance broker today to learn how you can protect your vehicle and yourself!
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