An immobiliser is a phenomenal feature for any car to improve security and make sure that insurance premium stays low. Therefore, engine immobilisers can help you save money in the long term.
A car immobiliser is an electronic device that is fitted into a vehicle to prevent the engine from running unless the correct key is present. Due to only responding to the correct key, this stops your car from being hot-wired in the unfortunate event when someone tries to break into it.
There are three main components of your car that make it start, this includes the starter motor, fuel system and ignition. From a mechanical perspective, an immobiliser works by disabling a minimum of two of these three components. When these parts are disabled the car will not go.
When you put your key in the ignition, a unique code will be sent to the electronic control unit which possesses the same code. Therefore, using the incorrect key will activate the immobiliser as the codes won’t match.
How To Know If Your Car Already Has An Immobiliser
There is a chance that your car already has an immobiliser and you will not have to invest in one. By checking your car’s handbook you will be able to see whether your vehicle has a factory-fitted immobiliser.
On the other hand, if your car is second-hand, it is possible that the previous owner removed the immobiliser because of faulty coding, a replaced car battery or losing their keys.
Not to mention, another possibility with your car being second-hand is that a replacement immobiliser has been fitted. Hence, even if it’s not factory-fitted the vehicle still could consist of an immobiliser.
If you are still unsure as to whether your car has an immobiliser, it is advisable to book an appointment with a mechanic who can help you.
Regardless, car immobilisers are a crucial security feature and here at Pandora Car Alarms, we provide the best gadgets on the market. For information about the immobilisers we sell, please do not hesitate to contact us. We also have sold car alarms across England in locations such as London, Birmingham and Manchester.