Consider adding some or all of these anti-theft devices to help protect your vehicle.
- Ignition Kill Switch- Splice an inexpensive toggle switch into your ignition wire or to your starter. The trick is hiding the switch well. Keypads, pressure pads, and more expensive "Immobilizers" and "Passkeys" can also be used.
- Fuel Kill Switch- The valve that halts the fuel supply is closed.
- Visible Steering Wheel Lock- Prevents the steering wheel from being turned.
- Floorboard Locks- Devices that disable the gas or brake pedal.
- Gearshift Locks- Disables shifting of the transmission.
- Tire/Wheel Locks- Prevents the vehicle from moving.
- Hood Locks- Prevents the thief from gaining access to your security system and battery.
- Armored Collar Around the Steering Column- Protects the column and ignition.
- Alarms- Security systems that make loud warning sounds when doors/hood/trunk are opened. Optional sensors detect glass breakage, motion, tampering, and towing. Panic buttons, backup batteries, flashing parking lights or headlights, and automatic engine-disable features are also popular.
- Vehicle Tracking- Transmitter hidden in car enables police to track car (may not be available in all areas).
Many car insurance companies may give you a discount for certain anti-theft devices. Check with your agent for details.