Improving your car’s security will help to lower the risk of it being damaged or stolen and it could also contribute towards getting cheaper car insurance.
Before buying additional security, check with your insurer about the sort of security devices it recognises.
Even if you fit security devices that do get you car insurance savings with your provider, these savings might not outweigh what you spend on the extra security.
But even if they just act as a deterrent to thieves, they could save you a lot of hassle and save you money on future premiums - a theft and resultant claim will show on your insurance record and affect your no-claims bonus.
When considering what to buy, look for devices approved by Thatcham - these have been tested to particular standards and are more likely to be recognised by insurers.
“Although some insurers won't offer a discount for adding extra security measures to your vehicle, it doesn't mean that you should go withoutMatt Oliver, GoCompare’s car insurance expert
“A fully working alarm is a good idea and can act as a deterrent to any potential thieves”
The boxes used for some telematics insurance policies can also act as a vehicle tracker