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    Boy Racers/Mechanics: Is there such a thing as a remote immoboliser for a car

    I do a lot of deliverys in my car, sometimes if Im in a nice(ish) area and delivery is very close, i will leave my car running (to save fuel & wear & tear). but I am paranoid when doing so, that someone will jump in and nick my car (and i probably wont be insured if that happens)

    So, I was thinking, if i had a remote/fob that could stop the engine dead (if someone jumped in my car to nick it). Is there such a thing,

    I suppose another way would be to get another key cut and lock the doors,whilst engine is on, (but ive heard another key is quite dear, unless i get one from ebay, not sure how to reprogram it)

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    It is illegal to leave a car running with no-one in it for a start.
    How much wear and tear do you think you're saving.

    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]I'm pretty sure it's illegal to leave a car with its engine running, so whatever you do you'll have problems with your insurance.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

    Original Poster

    Is it? Never heard that?

    Jumpingphil;2563417

    It is illegal to leave a car running with no-one in it for a start.How … It is illegal to leave a car running with no-one in it for a start.How much wear and tear do you think you're saving.



    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Whoops - I'm too slow![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

    Original Poster

    Jumpingphil;2563417

    How much wear and tear do you think you're saving.



    Well, stopping and starting 50times a day cant be good for either engine/parts nor mpg. My car does 60mpg, but I probably get 30 due to stopping and starting. Might be urban myth, but I heard stopping and starting also wastes a bit of petrol each time. (every little helps!).

    I deliver to the local police station sometimes, so might ask them about leaving a car running....

    As has already said, it is illegal to leave the engine running unattended, and also, insurance stipualtes if you leave your keys in the vehicle then the insurance is also invalid

    The offence is "Quitting" and is against S42 of the RTA 1988.

    This section deals with Construction & Use offences.

    Quitting is dealt with by Regulation 107 of The Road Vehicles (Constriction and Use) Regulation 1986

    Regulation 107(2)(a). This states that no person shall cause or permit to be on any road any motor vehicle which is not attended by a person duly licensed to drive it unless the engine is stopped and the parking brake is effectively set. Exemptions to the requirements of this Regulation as to the stopping of the engine include a fire brigade vehicle, the engine of which is being used for any fire brigade purpose.

    I got a magic car set from ebay before, never installed it but they look brilliant. Should allow you to lock your car without a second key and allows you to remote start from up to a mile away or kill the engine if someone drives off with it.
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