Twenty-one states currently cooperate with licensed auto insurance companies in their jurisdictions by allowing for discounted insurance premiums for cars and other motor vehicles equipped with the LoJack anti-theft device. Nineteen states allow for discounts of up to 25%. The actual discount amount will vary from state to state and company to company.
How much is the average car insurance discount with a LoJack device installed?
The average insurance discount ranges between 10 and 25% of a policyholder’s annual comprehensive premium. Only California and Texas currently allow for greater discounts. Texas allows for up to a 30% discount, and California, up to 32%. LoJack has a complete list of states that allow discounts on their website.
It should be noted that insurance companies are licensed separately in every state in which they do business and must conform to the rules set forth by each individual state. Rates and discounts will vary from state to state, so a thorough investigation should be undertaken to determine the best rates and available discounts in your area.
What is LoJack?
LoJack is a sophisticated vehicle-tracking device, which can be installed in most any vehicle after market, allowing police to quickly recover a vehicle that has been stolen. The manufacturer of this devise claims that 90 percent of stolen vehicles that contained this system were recovered!
The LoJack name was created to indicate the opposite of the term hijack, meaning to steal a vehicle by force. LoJack devices may be installed in cars, trucks, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles. In the last twenty years, LoJack Corporation maintains that more than 250 thousand vehicles of all types have been recovered because of the LoJack system.
Recently LoJack Corporation has expanded its marketplace to include computers and other personal items and is now providing tracking devices for police agencies who are concerned with the whereabouts of certain parolees and probationers.
How does LoJack work?
A small radio device is hidden inside a vehicle. When a car is reported stolen, the device is activated and broadcasts signals that can be picked up by specially equipped police patrol vehicles. The signals broadcast an alphanumeric signal for a two-mile radius.
This signal includes pertinent vehicle information, the year, make, and model of the vehicle as well as the VIN number and other identifying characteristics.
Does LoJack work with the largest US auto insurers?
Yes! After two decades of success, LoJack has established a number of partner agreements with the nation’s largest auto insurance providers, including State Farm, Allstate, Progressive, GEICO, Farmers Insurance and more. These five companies combined alone, account for more than 51% of all the auto policies written each year, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
State Farm, the largest auto insurer in the United States by far, offers 10% off its comprehensive coverage premiums, for policyholders with LoJack. State Farm may increase these discounts to 30% if other anti-theft devices or equipment is present, along with the LoJack device.
Allstate Insurance, the nation’s number two, offers up to a 10% discount for those who have installed anti-theft devices on their vehicles, including LoJack.
Farmers Insurance, the number five auto insurer in the United States, also offers premium discounts and other incentives to policyholders that purchase LoJack.
LoJack Corporation has consistently offered rebates, generally $50, to customers who insure their vehicles through one of the dealer’s preferred insurance carriers and purchase a LoJack package.
Can I get a discount on my motorcycle insurance if I purchase LoJack?
Yes! In the past several years, LoJack has established a number of partner relationships with the nation’s largest insurers of motorcycles, GEICO and Progressive, which are the country’s third and fourth largest auto insurers.
LoJack also has agreements with the Foremost Insurance Group and Rider Insurance. Those insured by Rider would receive a 50% reduction of their comprehensive deductible if their LoJack equipped motorcycle were to be stolen and not recovered. Progressive also offers policyholders a 20% discount on comprehensive premiums, for motorcycle owners with LoJack. Depending on the state, GEICO also offers 20% discounts to its motorcycle policyholders.
Is LoJack expensive?
The basic LoJack package includes a one-time charge of around $695. Unlike its competitor OnStar, LoJack doesn’t charge monthly membership or service fees. Upgrades to the system are available at an additional cost. A package with “early warning,” an alarm that goes off if the vehicle is started or moved without the owner’s knowledge and an extended warranty is valued at $1094. The extended warranty by itself is $99.
Is there a downside to LoJack?
The only real negative is the LoJack coverage area, which only includes 27 states and the District of Columbia. LoJack service is also available in 30 foreign countries. For a complete up-to-date coverage list, visit their website.