After-market Alarm for my New Vehicle. Is it really necessary?
Posted on 2013-05-30
Recently I purchased a 2013 Toyota RAV4 Limited. Yep, I let the "finance" guy talk me into an alarm. It's not that I have anything against alarms, per se. In fact, I purchased an alarm with my previous vehicle. It has already been a month, and they have yet to install it. That's beside the point, though.
Lately I've been wondering what value installing the alarm would actually add. Other than shock detection and actually making noise to signal an intrusion, I already have key-less entry and an engine immobilizer. The dealer told me that the after-market immobilizer is better. Still, just the thought of someone drilling holes in my new car to mount the necessary hardware makes me cringe. Is it really necessary?