Yes we can. Many alarm installation and repairs are simple jobs that can be done onsite by a qualified mechanic. For more complex jobs we use our approved partner network, providing you with a onestop automotive repairer. And with more 5star Google reviews than any other mechanic in Australia, it’s no wonder more vehicle owners are converting to Australia’s most trusted and convenient dealership alternative.
Many factory alarms are designed to turn off when in proximity to the vehicles key or fob. A simple trick is to unlock and lock the driver’s side door with either the key or the fob. If that doesn’t work try starting the car with the key in the ignition. The vehicle doesn’t expect a thief to have the key so will usually turn off once started. Failing this you’ll have to resort to your owner’s manual to see if there is any particular advice related to your vehicles make. If you’ve purchased an after market alarm you can refer back to the alarm’s operating instructions. If that fails you can attempt to remove the vehicle’s battery if you’re confident in doing so. If not your last bet is to contact a breakdown service and have them remove the battery.
The most common failure in alarms is age. After about 810 years parts start to fail and the fob buttons wear out. Repairing alarms can be expensive for what they’re worth and often lead to further problems. At this point the alarm should be removed from the vehicle before it starts to cause further issues, including continuance activation. Alarms should be removed by an experienced mechanic or auto electrician to avoid wiring issues with other electrical components in the vehicle.
Yes it can but very slowly. A car or truck alarm takes in a very small amount of current. If you have persistent problems with your alarm going off then it will cause an ongoing drain on your battery, which will eventually shorten the batteries life. Bestto fix the alarm problem to ensure your vehicle is safe, and your battery lasts longer.
Yes. Most vehicle alarms these days are factory fitted and operated by your car keys. They keys are battery operated. One of the most common causes for your alarm not working, indeed for your car not starting is that the battery has died in your set of keys. Often your car will provide that warning in advance but not all cars do. Many batteries can easily be replaced at your local battery shop or key cutters. Otherwise your local mobile mechanic can replace batteries and recode keys onsite.
Yes it is. Most new vehicles are now fitted with an alarm from the factory and these usually work best. If you have an older style vehicle without an alarm it’s possible to have an alarm fitted. Like anything you get what you pay for. Don’t be tricked into a cheap special as this will usually cause issues down the track, either through fuse problems, the alarm going off when not welcome, or the alarm interfering with other electrical components. Your best bet is to find a highly rated auto electrician or alarmspecialist who will guarantee their work. The experience fitting the alarm is just as crucial as the quality of the alarm you purchase. Spending a little bit extra up front will likely save you loads of money and grief down the track.