Benefits Of Installing a Car Tracker

Did you know over 1.6 million cars are stolen in South Africa every year? Also, in the year 2019/2020, there were an estimated 99,000 hijackings in the country that affected over 100,000 people aged 16 and above.

With such staggering statistics, it is no surprise that more and more car owners are getting trackers installed in their vehicles. Insurance companies, too, encourage their customers to install car trackers and incentivise them by offering lower premiums. Gumtree outlines the benefits of installing a car tracker on your vehicle:

  1. Recovering your car if stolen: A car can be one of the most significant and expensive assets you own. Therefore, if it gets stolen, it can be a highly upsetting situation that is compounded by financial losses. But if you have a car tracker installed in the vehicle, it can help greatly in the recovery process. According to reports, only 5 – 10% of vehicles without a tracker are recovered.
  1. Safety: With the help of a car tracker, your drives are safer as you can share your routes and journey with family, so they know where you are, especially during night time. Another helpful feature that comes with a car tracker is impact detection, which notifies the control centre in the event of an accident.
  1. Emergency button: Several tracking systems are equipped with an emergency button that can notify roadside assistance in the event of a breakdown or hijacking. The tracking company can easily detect your location and dispatch emergency services.
  1. Data: Finally, car trackers can be great for owners to determine the efficiency of their vehicle and drive as they can get insights into drive behaviour, harsh braking, current and previous movements and more.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find local automotive vehicle information close to home.

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