My vehicle certainly doesn’t look any different to the other cars in the parking lot, but I have a secret weapon hooked up to my onboard diagnostic interface port, a CarLock car tracker and alert system. I reviewed it a while back if you haven’t seen my video:
For Father’s Day, Carlock asked me if I’d give one of these devices away to one of you fantastic readers, and so that’s just what I’m doing: You have until noon on Sunday, June 18 to simply leave a comment below and have a chance of winning a Carlock device and 12-month subscription! To make it interesting, tell me what kind of car you drive.
Here’s a bit more about this slick little device too:
- CarLock monitors and alerts you on your phone when your vehicle is moved, when the engine starts, if unusual vibration is detected & even if the device is disconnected.
- CarLock detects harsh acceleration (drag racing), hard breaking & sharp cornering (stunt driving).
- CarLock actively monitors the health of your vehicle and alerts you in advance if your car battery is running low or is experiencing high drain.
- Also included is detailed trip tracking which lets you monitor where your car has been. Whether your car is stolen or a “trusted” driver is going off course – you’ll know.
There’s an associated CarLock app that you install on your iPhone or Android phone and two parents can have the app on their phones simultaneously too, allowing you to both track little Johnny or Jane’s vehicle and driving habits.
Cool, eh? So what are you waiting for?
Scroll down and tell me what kind of car you drive
for a chance to enter this fun and easy giveaway!
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Tip: You don’t need a teen driver for this to be tremendously useful. Winner must reside in North America. Only over 18 entrants, please. Void where prohibited by law. Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. The contest has already ended. Sorry you missed it! Oh, and while we’re chatting in italics, you do subscribe to my YouTube channel, right? AskDaveTaylor.
This kind of technology is just amazing. Not just bells and whistles but real world applications that can make parents breathe a bit easier. Or scare them silly (but at least they can address the speeding issue later!)
My father-in-law would love this!
Oh, and I drive a Toyota, but I’d give it to my father-in-law who is always driving a different car because he’s a lease broker!
Honda Odyssey or BMW 325i. Depends if I’m transporting children!
Congrats, Ariel! You’re the winner. I’ll email you with details! 🙂
Cool thing for my HHR but how much is the subscription?
It’s $9.99/mo with an annual subscription discount, but the winner gets the first year free!
2006 Acura rsx type s it’s my Dads pride and joy he would love this espically because it’s real time tracking
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Nissan Pathfinder – fits all the kids!
I have a 2001 Chevy Suburban with 196,000 miles and I LOVE it!
Having a CarLock tracker for all those Chicago street cleaning / construction / towing situations would be great–even for the 2002 Cavalier I use infrequently.
A 2002 Chevy Cavalier! Impressive!
I feel you, Ben. As a former Chicagoan, that never-ending construction thingy used to grate on me bigly.
I have a Honda Odyssey and I’m an Uber driver. I’d love to have this for safety and peace of mind
What a great product, would work great on my Honda CRV.
We just picked up a 2017 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Sport!
2008 Hyundai TCM 4wd Limited that I use to transport my twin brother (I’m his caregiver)
Subaru Legacy 2016
2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. It would be great to win one!! However, I would have to buy a second one – my wife would feel left out if her car didn’t get one too!!!!
My last vehicle was stolen. I’m really excited that innovations like this might help in the future.
2010 chevy colorodo. have a teen looking to get her liscense so this may be handy
I have a 2002 corvette. How can I comment without trying it? When I win I’ll comment.
A meta comment. Nicely done, Charles! 🙂
Dave, this looks like a fantastic product! Thanks for sharing.
1973 Citroen 2cv
1998 BMW 528
2005 Toyota Echo. My friend gave it to me for a dollar, and I was surprised to find that I love it! Huge trunk for such a little car; lots of other storage pockets (lots of “binnage” as a friend says); amazing acceleration; fantastic visibility… But hard to find in a parking lot. So I’m putting stickers on it and experimenting with various colored flags and balls on the antenna. I live in a high crime area that would be awesome to have this doodad you’re giving away so I can jump in a neighbor’s car and chase down mine the next time it gets stolen. (OK, I promise to leave the chasing to the police.)
Oh… One more thing… It was really really hard to get used to that offset dashboard display. For the first couple months I kept thinking my engine must’ve died while I was driving after dark because there were no dashboard lights in front of my eyes! I was going to rig up some LEDs to fool my brain but then I got used to it.
2008 Ford Ranger or 1993 Mustang LX depending on what I feel like driving. This would make a wonderful gift for my son since my grandson is getting ready to drive pretty soon.
Mazda 6 I4 2006. The Carlock appears to be a useful device for safety, security and maintenance alerts.
2008 Jeep Commander
It would be fantastic to own a carlock device.
I am self employed and I have to drive from Portland up to the Seattle area about every 3 weeks to call on clients. My wife rarely drives and is dependent on me, if something should happen to me, she wold at least know where the RAV 4 is. this would bring us great peace of mind.
04 Odyssey and 01 4Runner, just depends on the cargo and adventure!
2004 Prius 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
My 1995 Nissan Sentra was stolen from a parking garage on Tuesday, June 19th. Sure could have used your Carlock devise. Pretty sure my tan lady is in “Chop Shop” heaven by now. Where, how do I get this wonderful device for the car I have to buy now?