Every day, we heard about the cases of stolen cases in India. There is one vehicle stolen every 3 seconds worldwide. That is one scary fact for all of us who own a car. Avoidance is better than cure; this should be your motto if you don’t want to be the next casualty of car theft that is active all over the world.
What you can do?
However, there is not an easy way to catch the thieves. The first step of the investigation of stolen vehicles is being to file an FIR at the nearest police station around you. However, there are many other ways also which can be used to check the status of a stolen vehicle.
Every state Government provides an online service for the stolen vehicles to the public. Here is the list of the facility provided by some of the states governments:
- Delhi government
- West Bengal government
- Maharashtra government
The need of Numbers at the time of investigation:
You will need the following numbers at the time of search as it will be helpful in the searching process.
- Registration Number
- Engine Number
- Chassis Number
You can also register your stole vehicle details at Stolen vehicle India. This organization lets you register your stolen vehicle details and then helps you to find it at a very nominal charge which is 6% vehicles IDV or insured declared value if they track and find it for you. This is stated in their Offerings
What I found good about this site is the amount of information like RTO numbers and what you should do to protect your vehicle extra. A must-see if you are a new car owner.
How to avoid your vehicles getting stolen?
Some measures for avoiding stolen vehicles:
- Lock the windows and doors of your car properly.
- Never leave valuable things inside the vehicle.
- Always try to park your car in an as highly trafficked and well-lit area as possible.
- Always use a security system – Security systems can be helpful for both stages of a stolen car incident – the before and the after.
Do yourself a favor and make a concerted effort. While they will not give you 100% protection from theft or robbery, they will definitely make your car less attractive to thieves and will enhance your chances of finding your car exactly as you left it.
What do you think? How do you protect your vehicle?