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8 Car Anti-Theft Devices to Protect Your Ride

According to reports, 87,000 vehicles were stolen across Canada in 2019 alone. Keep your car safe—and maintain your peace of mind—with these simple gadgets designed to deter thieves.

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Security tire clampPhoto: Amazon.ca

Security tire clamp

Every driver should have a car anti-theft device that’s visible and/or audible, and the Zento Deals Tire Clamp is a solid option. It securely wraps around your wheel to prevent theft attempts. Made of premium-quality ABS (also used to made Lego), with a PVC coating so that it does not scratch or damage the wheel rims. This tire clamp is strong, durable and long-lasting, and it works for cars, SUVs, ATVs, RVS and even trucks.

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Wireless anti-theft burglar security alarmPhoto: Amazon.ca

Wireless anti-theft security alarm

The last thing car thieves wants to do is bring attention to themselves. Simply install this security alarm on the inside of your door using a double-sided sticker or tie it with a strap. Set the “arm key” and leave your vehicle behind knowing that if a thief tries to break in, the super-loud alarm will go off.

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Car anti-theft devices - keyless entry security alarm systemPhoto: Amazon

Keyless entry security alarm system

This simple and effective car alarm system and keyless entry device works at a distance of up to three metres with your key fob in hand or pocket. The remote engine start function can also pre-cool or pre-warm your vehicle in summer or winter.

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Anti-theft alert signal and decalsPhoto: Amazon.ca

Anti-theft alert signal and decals

On a super-tight budget? This inexpensive fake alarm box with flashing light and warning decals will deter thieves who are tricked into thinking your car really has an active alarm system.

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Steering wheel lockPhoto: Amazon.ca

Steering wheel lock

A steeling wheel lock is an absolute must, and The Club gets rave reviews. In an eye-catching red metallic colour that’s sure to deter thieves, the device consists of a patented self-locking feature that locks with one pull. It also has three laser encrypted keys that cannot be duplicated, and is resistant to sawing, prying, hammering and freon attacks.

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Car anti-theft devices - The Club brake lockPhoto: Canadian Tire

Brake lock

A brake lock works to secure your vehicle by fitting around the brake or clutch pedal of your car. The device makes it impossible for the pedal to be used until the lock is taken off. The Club Brake Lock is particularly effective as it attaches to the steering wheel and brake, making it difficult to steer the car or use the brake.

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Stickers with GPS tracking warningPhoto: Amazon.ca

Stickers with GPS tracking warning

The National Insurance Crime Bureau also recommends theft-deterrent decals. They’re an affordable and easy way to boost the security of your car. These particular car anti-theft stickers offer a warning to thieves to find an easier target. They’re big and bold at four inches wide, so they won’t be overlooked by troublemakers.

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Keyfob bagPhoto: Amazon.ca

Keyfob bag

Another option to consider is a device to block thieves from copying or boosting your wireless fob code to enter your vehicle. This keyfob bag does just that!

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