Motorists urged to cover for loss of belongings as car break-ins rise

There has been an increase in the number of cars being broken into, with one quarter of motorists claiming to have been victims, new research from LV= Car Insurance has revealed.

According to the survey, many drivers (80 per cent) regularly leave items such as mobile phones and wallets, with an average value of £380,
in their cars and this could be reason for the increase in such crimes.

Emma Holyer of LV= Car Insurance warns that most car break-ins are by opportunist thieves and urges motorists to ensure their cover protects the loss of belongings in a car under such circumstances. She also insists that valuables should not be left where they are visible in a vehicle .

Earlier this year, LV= removed “unfair admin charges” for its insurance customers. This means that customers will now not have to pay actions such as changing cover levels or address. A spokesperson said the insurer did not want to charge “hidden costs”.

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