Any advice on alarm systems/theft deterrents for an ’04 Jeep Liberty? I don’t want it to get stolen again!

My Jeep Liberty was stolen this weekend in St. Louis (I'm from Memphis!). The local police said that Jeep Libertys are very easy to steal. The thief just threw a brick through my back window, popped my steering column, then started my car with a screwdriver. This also happened to me about a year ago in Memphis – the car I had then was a 1992 Jeep Cherokee. I feel stupid that I bought yet another Jeep, thinking that a newer model would be harder to steal. The car salesman that sold me my '04 specifically told me that the car couldn't be stolen because there is a computer chip in the key, and only that key can start the car. Obviously he lied to me.

So what do I do? I love this '04 Jeep Libery, but it seems to be a huge car theft target. Any advice on how to secure it? Alarm systems, clubs? Help!

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One Response to Any advice on alarm systems/theft deterrents for an ’04 Jeep Liberty? I don’t want it to get stolen again!

  1. Icarus June 5, 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    Go to a aftermarket car accessory place that sells alarms. They'll be able to install one that should prevent your vehicle from being stolen. There is no way to totally prevent a theft but the more you do the less likely it is to happen. I would try getting a system with fuel shutoff so that if the thief manages to get it started they won't be able to drive off with it. Something that senses glass breaking would also do well in your situation.