Find It Where You Parked It – Why Immobilisers Are Important

Immobilisers are electric or electronic devices fitted to motor vehicles to prevent thieves from easily stealing them. What they essentially do is prevent the vehicle to be started unless a certain action has been performed or a button has been pushed. Some of the manual systems require that you press a button to enable the starter-motor circuit; failing to do so will prevent turning the key from having any effect. Others are automatically activated when you turn the vehicle on and will cut the engine a certain number of seconds after it was started unless you press a hidden button to disable it. Others still are full-featured remote-controlled systems with many functions. Here is a look at some of the immobilisers available from Electronic Fitment Centre:
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Towbar Safety

Towing is big in South Africa and for that, you need a towbar. That sounds simple enough but there is a lot more to it than just having one fitted to your vehicle, hitching a caravan or trailer, and driving off on that family holiday. In fact, towing is a highly responsible job that requires a major change in your driving style and constant vigilance to execute safely. And we have not even started talking about the equipment you need. All towing equipment is not created equal and if you fit something substandard, you could suffer a mechanical failure or – worse – an accident.
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A Bluetooth Car Kit Keeps You Safe on the Road

A Bluetooth car kit is a lifesaver. Besides the fact that it is illegal to operate your mobile phone while your engine is running, it is also dangerous. You need both hands to safely operate a car and that is why this law makes sense. Anyway, there is a variety of Bluetooth car kits on sale today at very reasonable prices, so there is no reason anyone should be driving around without one anymore. Electronic Fitment Centre gives you a choice of seven Parrot models, from the simplest CK3000 Evo to the flagship Asteroid Smart – and everything in between.
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Upgrades to Car Sound Systems at EFC

We all like to turn up the volume from time to time and enjoy our favourite tunes on the way to work or on the open road en route to that far-flung holiday destination. More’s the pity, then, that many vehicle’s standard audio setups leave much to be desired with tinny sound quality, poor bass response, and a lack of in-built quality to produce the clarity of sound you crave at both low and high volumes. Not to worry, because EFC can help you out with upgrades to existing car sound systems to really get that beat going in a big way. We only use the best-quality after-market equipment for our upgrades.
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Have SunTek Anti-Smash-and-Grab Window-Protection Film Installed

SunTek is an American company that manufactures top-quality anti-smash-and-grab window-protection film and tinting for the world market. In South Africa, SunTek is available through Electronic Fitment Centre and can be installed on your car in a matter of hours. It is a top-quality product available at a competitive price and is covered by a 7-year nationwide guarantee to ensure your peace of mind. It is also a testament to the quality of the product. All their anti-smash-and-grab window films are manufactured in the SunTek factory in Martinsville, Virginia and imported to South Africa. SunTek is a world-renowned company that also develops and manufactures industrial coatings, adhesives, and laminates.

Smash and Grab: It Can Happen to Anyone

Don’t become just another grim statistic. Smash-and-grab crimes happen daily in South Africa, especially at red traffic lights and particularly to inattentive people. It takes but a moment for a criminal to break a car window and grab whatever is on the seat and make off with it. It stands to reason, then, that you should always be vigilant and not leave temptations in open view on your car seats. But prevention only takes you so far. What happens when, despite all your best efforts, you still become a victim of such a crime? That is why you need SunTek protection.

A Barrier That Buys You Time

The problem with cars’ side glass is that it is tempered but not laminated. It thus does not form dangerous shards when broken but instead breaks into thousands of harmless granules, disintegrating upon impact. SunTek’s anti-smash-and-grab film is a plastic film that holds the broken pane together and in one piece, just like a windscreen’s lamination does. It makes it far more difficult for the attacker to gain entry to the car and buys you valuable time to get away. Given enough time and effort, any barrier can be breached but the luxury of time cannot be overstated. Just a few moments are all you need to drive off before the attacker has a chance to gain entry to your car.

Electronic Fitment Centre can install two thicknesses of SunTek anti-smash-and-grab film – 100 and 150 micron. What is more, you don’t have to apply separate tinting, because you simply choose the tint of your choice – SunTek doubles as window tinting as well! Clear, 35%, and 50% tints are offered. Don’t say it won’t happen to you. Rather be safe than sorry and have a top-quality window film installed at EFC today.