Anti-theft Auto Discounts Are More Prevalent Now
It’s been said lately that it is easy to pick out a stolen car: It’s a late model car. Today’s newer cars are equipped with more theft interlock systems and hidden theft deterrents and insurance companies have noticed the results.
As car theft rose during the 80’s and 90’s (According to the FBI in 2010, a vehicle is stolen every 43 seconds) auto insurance companies responded with incentives to insured to select vehicles with advance theft deterrent features. These systems included smart keys, integrated alarm systems, vehicle tracking systems, gear shift and steering wheel locks, along with hidden “kill” switches.
Most of these systems will qualify for a discount on the property portion of your auto insurance. These discounts can easily save you hundreds of dollars.
But before you wrap your car in extra anti-theft protection, keep in mind that the number one theft deterrent is still – remembering to lock your car when you are away.
When you are considering a new car, work with your local insurance agent to see if the vehicle you are considering buying qualifies for extra discounts. In some cases, optional security packages can pay for themselves in reduced car insurance premiums.
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