If only driving was as simple as getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road! Sadly, there is a dark side to motoring, which means it’s your responsibility to keep your vehicle as secure as possible. If you don’t, you might end up with a steep bill for repairs, while your insurance premiums will almost certainly skyrocket.

Don’t worry. It isn’t all doom and gloom. The car security industry is always advancing, making it easier than ever to secure your motor. Not sure where to start? Take a look at our top four picks from this year’s car security devices.

1.   DroneMobile X1 LTE

Overall, car security devices don’t come much better than the DroneMobile X1 LTE. While the name is a mouthful, it’s well worth getting familiar with this alarm system because it’s brilliant at multitasking.

For starters, it does more than sound an alarm when a thief attempts to jack your vehicle. Instead, it tracks the car via cellular signals, meaning you’ll always have its location as long as you have signal.

There’s a specialised app, too, so every notification lands on your phone in seconds and keeps you up to date. It requires installing professionally, but that’s a small price to pay for the extensive peace of mind it provides.

2.   Avital 5305L

The Avital 5305L is equipped with all the bells and whistles you need from a car security device. Firstly, the alarm itself reaches a max of 120-decibels, which is enough to scare away even the most determined criminal. If they are persistent and the noise and lights don’t warn them off, the panic mode button will notify the authorities right away. And, if someone other than you manages to get the vehicle started without your permission, there’s a kill switch that stops carjackers dead in their tracks.

3.   Stoplock Pro Elite Steering Wheel Lock

Yes, steering wheel locks are still useful tools in 2021. The fact they are much cheaper than a full-fledged alarm system makes them a smart car security device for the average motorist.

According to Auto Express, the Stoplock Pro Elite is at the top of the list. The deep curve in the shaft means it can be fitted to large wheels, while the groove makes it harder for thieves to remove it. In fact, someone would have to pretty much remove the steering wheel to release the double hooks, which is very counterproductive!

4.   MONOJOY Signal Blocker

A modern way to gain entry to a vehicle is to boost the signal of the car’s keys, tricking the sensor into opening the doors. Thankfully, a signal blocker like MONOJOY is an affordable and straightforward way to prevent the signal from venturing further than the pouch since it blocks entirely. As long as your keys are inside it, only you can open your car.

Invaluable car security

Car security devices are invaluable, providing peace of mind that your car is safe. But what about financial security when you’re buying your next car? That’s where My Car Credit comes in.

Using our large network of trusted lenders, we make it easy to check your car finance eligibility, apply for a loan and get a great deal, whatever your credit history. With affordable monthly repayments, you can be secure in the knowledge that your new car won’t break the bank.

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