The aim of this paper is to design and develop a finger print based car ignition system with a view of reducing car theft and to ward off unauthorized users. Recently, car hijack has been on the increase as armed robbers focus on stealing cars especially the brand new ones. Hence the need to protect the cars from hijackers is considered to be essential. In this paper, nobody can ignite the vehicle except authorized by the designed system already captures its fingerprints pattern features through enrolment into the system. This is achieved with the use of fingerprint module, PIC18F4620 microcontroller and Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) module. More so, after testing of the overall designed project, the results obtained were satisfactory. Hence, the approach adopted in this study can be applied to various systems and fields such as banks, attendance system management in school, hotels, homes and so on.