We've already given you advice how to thwart carjackers, but what do you do when you find that your car is gone?

Well, before you even call the cops, you should make sure that your car is actually stolen. If you walk back into the parking lot and your car is gone, ask yourself, "is this the only parking lot here?" There's a good chance you just parked in a different lot and you just think the car is gone. It happens more often than you'd think, especially at unfamiliar places like highway rest stops.

If you check and find that someone has definitely stolen your car, what should you do?

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