The Most Common GPS Car Tracker Questions Answered
In our latest blog, we take a look at some of the most common questions that people have when it comes to GPS car trackers and answer them. Read on to find out everything from how GPS car trackers work to what you need to take into consideration to find the best model for your car.
How does a GPS car tracker work?
Like any type of GPS tracker, a car tracker works by using the Global Positioning System (GPS). Using a network of different satellites, a GPS device can be used to accurately determine the location of the object it is attached to – most commonly a vehicle, valuable object, or even a person.
This means that a GPS car tracker allows you to track your vehicle’s location at all times, giving you peace of mind about its whereabouts and increasing the chances of recovery should it ever be stolen.
How long does a GPS car tracker last?
This will really depend on the type of GPS car tracker you choose to purchase. Wired trackers get their power from your car battery – so these will last as long as your car battery does – while battery operated trackers have a built-in power source.
Most battery powered GPS car trackers come with batteries that can last for months without needing to be charged or changed. In fact, some of our GPS car trackers come with batteries that are guaranteed to last for up to 12 months in sleep mode – such as the Guardian Magnetic GPS Tracker – or 90 days of use on one charge.
How do you install a GPS car tracker?
There is no single correct way to install a GPS car tracker as different makes and models will all require somewhat different installation methods. However, you’ll be pleased to hear that most car trackers can be installed at home and do not require an expert engineer to install them. Of course, if you opt for a battery powered GPS tracker, this will require no installation in order to operate.
When you buy a GPS tracker for your car, it should come with all of the necessary instructions on how to install it – if this is something that is required. These days, both hardwired and plug-in GPS car trackers are easy to get up and running straight out of the box.