Expensive items stored in cars

Expensive items stored in cars

Cars are becoming extensions of people's homes with billions of pounds worth of items are stored in vehicles across the country, research has revealed.

Up to 7 million motorists store items worth more than £200 in their cars while 2.8 million drivers keep more than £400 of goods in their vehicles, according to a survey by Confused.com

The figures are made more alarming by the fact that a car is broken into every 13 seconds in the UK.

Nearly a third (29%) of Londoners blame a lack of space in their homes for the makeshift storage solution.

The cost of car insurance could also rise for 25-34-year-olds after it was revealed that one in five of the age group hoard items including sat navs, books, glasses and golf clubs in their boots.

Forgetfulness is also a factor with nearly three in four people claiming they often leave items in their cars by accident.

Will Thomas, head of car insurance quotes at Confused.com, says: "Undoubtedly, leaving any item in a car will increase the chances of theft."

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