How Much Does A Car Tracker Cost?

4 Apr 2022 14:30:29

Car trackers provide car owners with an unrivaled level of security, but can come with a hefty price tag. The costs of purchasing a car tracker have to be weighed up against the costs of a stolen car, as well as the potential to lower car insurance rates. Below, we’ll break down how much a car tracker costs and why, and provide a list of car trackers to suit every budget.

So How Much Does A Car Tracker Cost?

Asking how much a car tracker costs is like asking how long is a piece of string? Car trackers can vary in cost according to the security features and service it provides. You can probably find a cheap car tracker online for around £50, but there’s normally a reason that it is so cheap. You will be solely responsible for tracking the location, which means that you may not realise that your car has been stolen until hours later. You will also have to install it yourself, which can be hard if you don’t know much about cars. 

Here at TrackerFit, our car trackers start from £149. There’s a reason for this: they are all top quality. The majority of our car trackers are Thatcham approved, which means they must have at least the following security features:

  • GPS Tracking - the location of the car is able to be tracked.

  • Motion Sensing - the tracker will alert to a theft even if the engine is not started.

  • 24 Hour Monitoring - a remote control room is manned 24 hours a day to alert to a theft.

  • Health Check Programme - to ensure it’s working properly.

Many of our car trackers also have additional features, such as Automatic Driver Recognition tags. ADR tags must be present when the vehicle is started or the system will immediately alert to a theft and operatives will contact the police. Another additional security feature is an immobiliser. An immobiliser can be activated remotely by an operative when the vehicle is stolen and will prevent the car engine from starting. Of course, the more security features a car tracker has, generally the more it will cost.

How Much Does A Car Tracker Subscription Cost

In addition to the one off payment for your car tracker, you will also likely have to subscribe to the service. Afterall, the secure operating centres are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and need paying for. Like the cost of a car tracker, subscription fees can vary too. Some subscriptions might cost just over £100 annually, whilst others may cost around £150. There are also different options to pay for it, including monthly debit, annual payments or up to 4 years all at once (which typically offers the best value for money). You can choose the most suitable option for you at the time.

How Much Does Fitting A Car Tracker Cost

When you purchase a car tracker from TrackerFit, we will install the majority of our car trackers for free. One of our expert installers will meet you at a time and place of your convenience to install your tracker. This could be at your work, home or one of our garages - whatever’s easiest for you! It’s all just part of the service here at TrackerFit.

Car Trackers For Every Budget


We understand that everyone has different budgets and requirements for their car tracker, so we’ve assembled a list of some of the best car trackers to suit every budget below.

Low Budget Car Trackers

Scorpion Track and Trace - £149 

This is a self-fit car tracker with a year’s subscription included in the price. It provides the vehicle’s location on demand via laptop or mobile app, so you are solely responsible for monitoring its location. It has not been approved by Thatcham, so it is unlikely to lower insurance costs.

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ScorpionTrack DRIVER S7-ALS - £189

This Thatcham approved car tracker provides your location on demand and is monitored 24 hours a day by Scorpion’s secure control centre. It uses GPS, GLONASS and Galileo signals to track its location. It also includes a privacy mode option if you don’t want to record your location. TrackerFit will install it for free when purchased from our website.

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Mid-Budget Car Trackers

SmarTrack Trident - £239

This car tracker uses GPS and GSM technology to track your vehicle’s location and is monitored by the SmarTrack Secure Control Centre 24 hours a day. It is Thatcham approved and also comes with a 3 year warranty for peace of mind. When you purchase this car tracker from TrackerFit, we will also install it for free.

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Meta Track S5 VTS - £285

This Thatcham approved car tracker comes with 2 Automatic Driver Recognition tags which must be present when the car is started or the system will alert to a theft. It has also been approved by a range of car brands including Audi, VW, SEAT and Skoda. We will install this car tracker for free when purchased from us.

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High End Budget Car Trackers

SmarTrack S5 with D-iD - £399

This Thatcham approved category S5 car tracker includes a comprehensive range of security features. It uses your own mobile phone as driver identification, rather than somewhat impractical driver tags which may be lost. That means if the car is started and your mobile phone is not present, the system will alert to a theft. There is also the option to add an immobiliser, which will prevent the engine from restarting when a theft is recorded, stopping thieves in their tracks.

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MetaTrak S5 DEADLOCK - £435

This is another Thatcham approved category S5 car tracker, which includes both automatic or remote deadlock immobilisation. The automatic immobilisation will arm every time you turn off your engine and prevent the engine from restarting unless you press your ID tag. The deadlock immobilisation option can be activated via your mobile app and means that even if you press the ID tag, the engine cannot start until you turn it off in the app. It also comes with location tracking and is monitored by MetaTrak 24 hours a day, in the unlikely case that thieves still manage to steal your car.

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As you can see, the answer to how much does a car tracker cost really depends on the security features and level of service you want. Here at TrackerFit, we provide car trackers at various levels of cost to suit different budgets. Take a look at our full range of car trackers below.

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