Buying a new car: Focus on security
Date: 05 March 2014
Sales of new cars look set to soar with the arrival of the new 14 plate and with January sales already up by 7.6 per cent compared to the same period last year*, stolen vehicle recovery expert TRACKER is urging new car owners to fully protect their vehicle against theft. With the average value of cars stolen and recovered by TRACKER in 2013 being £23,600, it is worth investing in a tracking device.
“If you are buying a new car this March, and it is stolen this time next year, you may well end up out of pocket as well as without your car,” explains Adrian Davenport, Police Relationship Manager for TRACKER. “Worst case scenario you could end up only getting 70%** of the car's value and if you’ve just spent £26,000 on it, you could find yourself out of pocket by nearly £7,800.
“If your insurer does pay you the full ticket value, who's to say the make, model or specifications you had would still be available? It is therefore vital when making a significant investment you protect it by fitting a TRACKER. Insurance may never cover the full cost of replacing a new vehicle, so we urge car owners to be safe not sorry.”
With TRACKER, vehicle owners gain a robust stolen vehicle recovery solution, which can significantly increase the chances of their car being found by police and returned should it be stolen. Unlike other tracking systems, the device works even if the vehicle is hidden in a garage or shipping container, offering car owners the ultimate in peace of mind should the worst happen.
Adrian Davenport concludes, “TRACKER is the only stolen vehicle recovery provider working with all police forces in the UK, offering the ultimate protection. After buying their dream car, we advise people to reassess their security measures. Installing a tracking device should result in the speedy recovery of their vehicle in the event of it being stolen, making it the best defence against criminals.”