6 Important Things to Check Before Buying a Car Tracker
The threat of car theft is an unfortunate part of everyday life, so you'll want to do everything you can to protect yourself. Buying a car tracker is becoming an increasingly popular way for drivers to protect their vehicles and improve their chances of getting their model back in the event of it being stolen.
There are a wide range of products on the market, many of which we sell right here at Tracker Fit, but what do you need to know before you choose one? Read on to find out:
1. Is the Installer Thatcham approved?
If you are investing a significant amount of money in a car tracker, you want to feel assured you are getting a good quality product from a trusted supplier. Here at Tracker Fit, we are a Thatcham approved installer of car trackers, so you can be reassured we are trusted and reliable specialists in what we do.
2. Is the tracker compatible?
Not all car trackers are compatible with every model of car out there, so you need to check if your chosen tracker is the right fit for your current car. It would be a total waste to spend money on a car tracker you are not able to use, so this is arguably the most important thing to check out of the lot.
Here at Tracker Fit, we supply three main types of car tracker - Cat 5, Cat 6 and Cat 7 - with Cat 5 providing the highest possible level of security for your vehicle.
3. Is installation included?
Many motorists have been stung by added extras when they have bought a car tracker as they assumed, quite fairly, that installation would be included in the cost of the safety measure. However, some suppliers have been known to charge an extra fee for installation and once you have bought a tracker from them, you have little choice but to pay.
At Tracker Fit, we believe that installation should be included in the price of all car trackers, so we will fit a tracker for you at no extra charge.
4. Does the tracker cover Europe?
Not all car trackers have the advantage of covering Europe, but many of the ones we sell right here at Tracker Fit do. For example, SmarTrack Protector Pro and Tracker Locate include European coverage as standard.
A lot of car thieves steal vehicles to order so there is a chance your model could be taken out of the country to be sold. Having a car tracker that includes Europe may therefore improve your chances of recovering the car.
5. Is the tracker transferable?
If you are paying for a car tracker, you want to make sure you can use it on your next car too. RAC Trackstar TM470 and SmarTrack Protector Pro trackers are among the products we sell at Tracker Fit that can be swapped to another vehicle - as long as it is also compatible.
6. Can it be upgraded?
Car tracker technology is moving fast, so if possible, you want a car tracker that can be easily upgraded in the future rather than having to fork out again for a new one.
For more information on any of our car trackers, give us a call on 0800 096 3092.