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AAA Urges College-Bound Students Protect Vehicles

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August 8, 2019—AAA Oklahoma is pushing new college students and their parents to reviewing insurance policies and making plans for vehicle maintenance before leaving for college, reports the Enid News & Eagle.

According to U.S. Department of Education data of crimes reported on college campuses, theft of personal property is the most common crime, followed by motor vehicle theft.

“College students living away from home should know they may have limited coverage under their parents’ insurance policies,” said Vice President of AAA Oklahoma Insurance Russ Iden. “Before leaving for college, students should check to see what risks and liabilities are covered.”

In addition to reviewing insurance coverage,  AAA says students heading to college should also address the important subject of vehicle maintenance and repair, including changing tires and knowing your vehicle’s maintenance schedule..

“Frequently, a teenager’s vehicle is maintained by parents while living at home, and lessons on proper car care are only briefly discussed and seldom used,” said AAA’s Northwest Oklahoma City Car Care manager Kevin Lynch. “Before hitting the road, it is vital that your college student fully understands how to independently take care of their vehicle.”

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