The exceptional circumstances and events of the past weeks and months has sparked a rise in car theft across the U.S. Vehicle larcenies shot up 63% in New York and nearly 17% in Los Angeles from January 1 through mid-May, compared with the same period last year.
Events such as those we’ve experienced this year, can cause disruptions to dealership operations, result in potential loss of revenue, or create additional costs related to vehicle theft and damage. One of our clients, Pine Belt, shared their recent experience and how the inventory management system from Zurich Connected Cars helped to uncover car theft. “We had a car that showed up in Connecticut, but our dealership is in New Jersey. Ultimately, by using our inventory management system, we were able to uncover that the car was stolen from our parking lot. We were able to get the police involved and there is now an active investigation,” concluded Kenneth Martin, the Vice President of Pine Belt Enterprises.
Zurich Connected Cars offers a variety of features that allows dealers more time to focus on their business, including:
If a car effectively gets stolen from a dealership, there are various solutions enabling the owner to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and easily. In these instances, the following suggestions can help you quickly locate stolen vehicles.
In recent months, unforeseen circumstances have caused great disruptions and loss of revenue to the dealership market. Dealers, now more than ever, need to focus their energy on business development and sales improvement. Zurich Connected Cars inventory management platform helps to alleviate the stress associated with auto theft risk, allowing dealers to focus on their business.