Can using LoJack lower car insurance rates?

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Joel Ohman
Founder, CFP®

UPDATED: Sep 26, 2019

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Here's what you need to know...
  • Installing LoJack on your car will reduce only a portion of your policy premium
  • In some cases, the cost of installing LoJack is more than the potential savings on car insurance
  • There are other ways to save money on car insurance than installing an entire LoJack system

LoJack will lower your car insurance rates but typically by only about 7 to 10 percent yearly.

LoJack has been proven to be an important device in tracking stolen cars, but the effects on your insurance rates are limited.

LoJack only comes into play after the car has been stolen and cannot stop the car from being taken.

Having the system will not reduce costs associated with the collision, medical, or liability portions of your policy.

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Are there other ways that I can save money on my car insurance rates?


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There are many different ways to save money on car insurance.

Most auto insurance companies offer various discounts for many drivers including:

  • Having more than one car on your policy
  • Completing a defensive driving course
  • Being accident- and violation-free for a long period of time
  • Having an active alarm system

While it might seem like a cost-saving measure to lower the coverage amounts on your policy, you should be careful that you don’t underinsure yourself.

Another way that you can save on auto insurance is if you simply don’t drive a lot. Most insurance companies offer discounts for pleasure driving, which means driving less than 10,000 miles per year.

There is also the opportunity to qualify for a group or company rate, depending on who you work for.

Paying bills on time is also important as your credit score can play a major role in your car insurance rates.

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How can the type of car I buy save me money?

Safer cars represent less of a risk than used cars and therefore cost less money to insure.

In addition, cars that have certain safety features built in can also save money.

Active alarms, airbags, traction control, and other safety features will help your overall costs.

Speak to your insurance agent to find out what kinds of discounts you can get to determine whether or not you should install a tracking system like LoJack.

How can I get a good rate and save money?


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Shop around and get quotes from different companies. Be sure that the type of coverage you have is exactly what you need, and make certain that an insurance company is not lowering its coverages just to provide a lower rate.

With good driving discounts and no violations on your record, you can save a lot of money on car insurance.

Another way to save money is to raise your deductible. The higher your deductible, the lower your monthly payment will be.

While it is possible to save money by eliminating certain features like towing coverage and car rental coverage, it is more important to make sure that you are covered in the case of an accident.

The additional cost of adding towing to your coverage will most likely be less than having to use a tow truck just once in a year.

While LoJack might save you some money on your car insurance premiums, there are many other ways to save that won’t cost anything to install.

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