One of the worst things that can happen to you is having your car stolen. To take the guessing out of such a horrible situation, Jalopnik readers have a to-do checklist for when it happens.
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10.) Make sure your car is actually gone
Why: Everybody has walked into a parking garage or out of the grocery store and not been able to find their car. Maybe you parked
on a different level, or in a different row, but either way, your car isn't gone, you just can't find it. Don't confuse this with it being stolen. And there are other reasons your car might be gone. In the place where you parked, is there a fire hydrant all of a sudden? You may want to check the police impound before you move on to the next step.
9.) Ask yourself if it might have been towed
Why: There's also a good chance your car was towed. Think if you have a ton of outstanding parking tickets, if there's a chance it could be repo'd, or if you parked in a terrible spot.