Is your car tracking company doing everything it’s meant to?


Is your car tracking company doing everything it’s meant to?



You’ve had the tracker installed and you’re paying monthly for the service. But now what? Here’s how to ensure your tracking company is doing what they’re meant to


Even before you drive your car off the lot, you should already have a plan in place for how you’re going to take care of it once the giant bow comes off. Car tracking is a popular way of keeping your vehicle visible, so it can be traced in the event of the how to keep your parked car safe. With so many tracking companies on the market, not all of them are created equal and the massive amount of information can be overwhelming. There are a few options to help navigate the process.

Get the facts straight

Find out as much as you can about a company before committing to a contract. Ask if they are a vehicle tracking or vehicle recovery service as there is a difference between the two. Find out if taking a tracker from that company will reduce your insurance premiums. Another thing to know in advance is whether the company is partnered with SAPS, as this increases their effectiveness. Also shop around to compare prices as they vary depending on the package on offer.

Make the tracking company hold up their end of bargain

Once you’ve signed the dotted line, the car tracking company needs to do their part to ensure the equipment is doing what it’s supposed to. This starts with fitting the tracker securely with an independent backup battery. These batteries need to be replaced every two years and it is advisable to check the tracking system every six months. They should offer a warranty or ensure the equipment is maintenance free for you. For an extra cost, some companies offer options like roadside assistance and vehicle monitoring. As we live in the digital age some tracking companies will allow you to monitor the vehicle yourself via a smartphone or computer. This is a useful option for parents of young drivers, and fleet owners.

Ultimately, it is the responsibility of your car company to keep your vehicle safe and recover it in the worst-case scenario. As a consumer the good news is there is a lot that is within your power when playing your part. Like any good relationship it only works when both parties involved are taking full responsibility. Choose the best car tracking company to suit your needs and follow up with them regularly to ensure they are doing everything to your satisfaction.

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