SHOULD I GET LOJACK?

LoJack is an aftermarket stolen vehicle recovery system that aids police in tracking down your vehicle in the event of theft. The name “LoJack” is intended to be the opposite of “hijack”, which means to steal. Although LoJack also services other items (e.g., motorcycles, laptops), we will focus solely on vehicles.

The LoJack device is a small, unmarked radio frequency transceiver that is randomly and discretely hidden in one of many possible locations in your vehicle. Once installed, your vehicle’s VIN is registered in a database made accessible to the National Crime Information Center, which is used by federal, state, and local law enforcement. If your vehicle is stolen, notify the police. The LoJack unit will then be activated and send out signals to tracking units carried by police so that your vehicle can hopefully be tracked and found.

LoJack’s website claims a successful recovery rate of 90% for cars, trucks, and SUVs with more than 300,000 vehicles having been recovered to date.

Though LoJack is active across the United States, not every county is covered. Please check online to see if your area is included. http://www.lojack.com/Buy-LoJack-Products/Check-Coverage

The current price is a one-time fee of $695 (MSRP). In addition to cost, you should consider the overall value of your vehicle and the safety of your neighborhood.

You can find more detailed information about LoJack on their website (http://www.lojack.com) or contact a Wow! Car Coupon advisor for other anti-theft recommendations.

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