As of last March, the information centre of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) offers its patrol cars direct access to the Sherlock Antitheft Marking database. Thanks to an alphanumeric code engraved on over 50 parts of each vehicle, police can easily trace stolen cars or parts. In 2009, 31 091 cars were stolen in Quebec, an alarming increase.
Sherlock Antitheft Marking, recommended by the Automobile Protection Association (APA), reduces your risk of car theft by 30 to 50%*. Furthermore, in Quebec, the majority of insurance companies will charge 10 to 20% less for the theft portion of your car insurance if your vehicle is equipped with SAM.
This protection is more than worth it. In four years, the amount you save on your car insurance will come out to more than the cost of the protection. This preventive measure will reduce the chance of getting a car stolen, keeping your insurance record clean in the process. Having SAM will also increase your leverage with insurance companies when negotiating rates.
Also know that the sandblasting marking technique is discrete, clean, and does not damage your vehicle. You can also pass your alphanumeric code along to another driver if you ever sell your car.
For all these reasons, Lareau Insurance Brokers recommends that you get Sherlock Antitheft Marking. You can ask for more information from one of our brokers. It will be our pleasure to help you.