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Model 3 Insurance security features


New Member
Aug 28, 2018
So I'm trying to shop around for my Model 3 (coming September 1st!!!) insurance and I can't seem to find a specific answer(every answer differs) to the list of security features the car has. Right now the Geico quote page I'm on right now has the following options:

- No Device
- Alarm only or active disabling device
- Passive disabling device
- Etching only
- Passive Device and Etching
- Alarm And/Or Active Devices & Etching

I'm assuming the 3 qualifies for the last one right? since it has the VIN etched, car alarm, car tracker via the app (active device?). I've also seen people just go for the passive device and etching with the rationale that it would get them cheaper insurance as passive devices requires no human input


Active Member
Apr 3, 2016
VIN etching is when the VIN is actually etched into the glass on the car. I don't believe it comes like that from the factory - My MS certainly doesn't have it etched in the windows. Passive Disabling Device would be the best answer (and best for insurance because you can't forget to turn the alarm on.)

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