Purchasing a vehicle is expensive but like many things the real expense comes with the ongoing cost for insurance in order to drive legally and keep your investment protected.
GPS car trackers can help reduce your insurance rates and reduce the overall expense of owning a car with their anti-theft and asset recovery features.
Protect your vehicle from theft
Insurance companies offer a variety of discounts but the most valuable discounts come from active anti-theft devices.
GPS car trackers have three features that protect your vehicle from being stolen that insurance companies like to see on all the vehicles that they insure.
First, GPS car trackers can be wired to monitor your car alarm system and notify you (via SMS text) in the event someone breaks into your vehicle allowing you to call for help and get to your vehicle thus reducing the time they will have to ransack and steal your personal property.
Second, GPS car trackers can be set for a particular parking area. For example, your home garage, or even the side of the road. The technical term for this is a geofence. If the vehicle is moved from this location, the tracking device will sense that the car has moved outside the geofence area and it will send you a SMS text alert (and email).
Finally, GPS car trackers can work with the existing alarm system via two-way SMS communication and if your car leaves a specified area you can automatically disable the vehicle and sound the alarm remotely to prevent the thief from continuing to drive the car.
Vehicle recovery with GPS car trackers
If all of the theft deterrent systems are unsuccessful in preventing your vehicle from being stolen then there is one last benefit to having a GPS car tracker on your vehicle.
GPS car trackers will follow the location of your vehicle so that you can recover you vehicle and reduce the amount of damage that is done.
Insurance companies recognise when owners take steps to protect their vehicle assets and will reward your efforts by reducing your auto insurance rates by having a GPS car tracker on your vehicle.