Does insurance cover a stolen car if left running?

As long as you have comprehensive coverage, you can file a claim if your car is stolen while left running. It's best to not leave your car running when you're not in it.

Are there times when insurance won't cover a stolen car?

You won't be able to file a claim for a stolen car if you don't have comprehensive coverage. You'll be responsible for paying out-of-pocket to replace or fix your car.

Your comprehensive insurance can help you replace or repair your stolen car up to your coverage limits, but it doesn't cover items that were inside when it was taken. But you're not out of luck — your homeowners or renters insurance policy can help you replace personal belongings that were inside the stolen car, up to your coverage limits. This can include items like your handbag, smartphone, or laptop.