If you own a car that you use often, there’s a few things you’ll want to avoid. Breaking down and having your car stolen are some of the main examples! Having extensive safety features installed will prepare you for any situation when you’re out on the road.
As a car owner you’ve either broken down before or are going to out some point. There are many common causes for breakdowns: a faulty battery, an electrical problem, and damaged tyres are to name a few. But what you may not be prepared for is the inconvenience of where you break down. There are certain safety items you need in your car to help you when you break down, or even end up lost!
This is why FitMyTracker has put together a handy guide on all the safety features and items to have in your car.
Keep The Recommended Safety Items In Your Car At All Times
Across Europe, there are safety items you need to keep in your car by law. However, in the UK you aren’t required by law but they are extremely recommended and can help you out in undesirable situations. These include:
- First aid kit
- Warning triangle
- Fire extinguisher
- Reflective jacket
Having these safety items in your car can help you and others around you out during difficult situations. A first aid kit is especially important as you never know when you or someone else will need any medical assistance.
Invest In A GPS Tracker
GPS trackers are the most effective way to protect your car. If you have a high value car, you may be a prime target for thieves. Car theft is a major issue in the UK at the moment, so the best safety feature to have installed into your vehicle would be a GPS tracker. These devices help police locate your car and retrieve it for you.
Aside from helping police retrieve your car, GPS car trackers have many other benefits. These include:
- Saving on your insurance premium
- Knowing your car’s location at all times
- Improved driver safety
Install An Immobiliser
Immobilisers work by transmitting a signal from your key to the engine, meaning only your key can unlock the car. These devices prevent theft, key cloning, and key hacking. Some immobilisers will allow you to connect your mobile phone, so only you have access to your car. These devices are highly effective in preventing theft.