27 June, 2024

Save your car from theft

ENGINE immobilisers have emerged as a crucial tool in the fight against car theft.

Save your car from theft - feature photo

Brett O’Sughrue of Cairns Auto Electrical said by preventing the engine from starting without the correct key or transponder, the devices offered a robust deterrent against theft. 

“This technology, not only enhances personal security, but also provides substantial economic benefits,” he said.

Mr O’Sughrue said the Queensland Police Service’s engine immobiliser subsidy trial had successfully achieved an uptake of all 20,000 vouchers across North Queensland although redemption of the vouchers has been slow with just over 6000 redeemed (as of April 2024).

He said to assist those with vouchers the redemption period had been extended until September 30.

He advised people not to become complacent and leave redeeming their voucher to the last minute.

“It can take up to two hours to install an immobiliser and, depending on the volume of vehicles booked in, you may need to leave your car with us for at least half the day,” Mr O’Sughrue said.

Cairns Auto Electrical is at 25 Johnston St, Stratford, phone: 4058 2543.


Most Popular