How do I know if my car has an immobilizer?

I heard if you’re car has an immobilizer it is much harder to steal. I live in New York City so theft is always a concern of mine. What does an immobilizer look like and how can I tell if my car has one?

If your car has been built within the last 20 years, it is almost guaranteed to have an immobilizer.
Immobilizers are usually built into the vehicle, key, or key fob so that they are out of sight. If you want to double-check to make sure your car has one, you can look through your vehicle’s manual, visit the car manufacturer’s website, or ask your mechanic.
If having your car stolen is a major concern of yours, you should make sure your car insurance policy covers theft. When looking over your policy to make sure it has the types of insurance you need, you should also compare quotes from different companies to ensure you are getting the best rate.
Consider using Jerry, an insurance comparison app that shops for low prices with over 50 different insurance companies for free. You will get quotes in seconds, can make changes at any time, and if you ever have any questions, agents are just a text away!
Jack Walsh
Answered on Oct 25, 2021

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