Hauppauge, N.Y. - Audiovox Electronics is offering prepaid cards for service fees on its car locators sold through car dealers.
Car dealers can now sell prepaid service options, such as a year of service at $139 for the Audiovox's Gen II PursuiTrak car locators.
The locators include free stolen vehicle recovery if your car is stolen, but then require annual fees for add-on services like teen tracking, remote start and door unlock/lock from a cellphone. and theft notification. (Instead of the user waiting to find out his car is stolen, the system alerts you if your car is moved without authorization.)
In the past, users could sign up for such features only via the Internet, but now Audiovox is offering the add-on services through prepaid cards that may be sold and discounted at the car dealer.
The PursuiTrak hardware uses GPS and cellular technology to locate a stolen car in North America at a suggested retail of $799.