You may have spent a considerable sum when purchasing your car so no doubt you would want to protect it in whatever way is possible against it being stolen. It is fine having the highest level of car insurance which is fully comprehensive but that only provides you with peace of mind in knowing that if the car is stolen you can claim on the policy. Surely you would prefer not to have to go through the heartache and inconvenience of making such a claim – better to prevent it happening.
Therefore, you should consider various security devices that act as a deterrent to the potential car thief who has become very sophisticated over the years. Not only may they prevent your car being stolen but could help in tracking it down should it be stolen.
The sort of Thatcham approved security devices available may include an electronic alarm and immobiliser. The alarm will provide perimeter detection and pick up on any internal movement in the car once the alarm is set and tell if an attempt is made to switch on the ignition. The immobiliser will isolate some of the circuits or the control unit that operate the car.
You could then consider having wheel-locking nuts fitted although these may already have been factory fitted when you bought the car. The price of alloy wheels is quite significant so these should help act as a deterrent.
You may also wish to consider a steering wheel lock that is certainly a visual deterrent to the car thief.
A tracking device is useful to assist in finding your car should it be stolen.
Another benefit of having one or more of the above devices fitted if they have not come as standard when you bought the vehicle is that they can result in your car insurance premium being reduced which is something that any motorist would welcome.