The Loss of a Car and Finances

The very first time that I had my car stolen, I was shocked. I could have never imagined a scenario that would leave me standing there in the parking lot of the mall staring at the spot where my car used to be. At first, I honestly believed that I misremembered where I parked – it wouldn’t be the first time that it’s happened! You can bet that the experience taught me a lot about myself and about what I needed to do – get a keyless theft prevention system that would ensure I could never have my car stolen from someone with my key again.

That’s apparently what had happened! They had found my spare key that I kept under the car in a small magnetic box, just in case something happened. Well, I guess something did happen considering someone found the key and took the car! Now every car that I have had since then has not had a key – I refuse to let something that is clearly a weakness in any security system be responsible for the loss of a car. My insurance barely covered the loss of a brand new car, only about 75% of the cost that I lost.

It’s kind of ridiculous that they wouldn’t cover it. I needed that car and I needed that money – it was bought and paid for, it’s not like I actually owed money on it. On top of choosing a new security system I was able to find a new insurance company that would cover the entire cost of theft. It was certainly a painful lesson that was learned that day and it’s definitely one that I don’t want to ever have to go through again – it set my back several months purely on a financial level.

The Loss of a Car and Finances

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