How To Install a GPS Tracker on a Car

2021/8/27 16:24:40

Many people want to install GPS tracker on their vehicles for various reasons. But in the final analysis, it is still to improve the safety of vehicles from all aspects. For example, GPS Tracker’s real-time tracking function recovers stolen vehicles.


In a fleet management business, GPS tracking devices are used to monitor drivers and their driving skills and habits. Also, GPS devices have several professional purposes of use, for example, these devices are indispensable for businesses like car rentals, ambulance services etc. 



Whether you use your GPS tracking device for security or tracking real-time location, most GPS trackers are easy to install and they work without a hitch. After the installation process is completed, tracking devices pick up the signals from the GPS satellites to deliver precise real-time location. Cloud-based tracking software stores all the essential data sent by the tracking device in order to display them whenever necessary. Detailed information such as speed, movement, location, and direction can be accessed anytime. Using the geofence zone feature, you are able to set-up digital zones one the map and opt. in to get notified whenever a vehicle enters or leaves a zone.

Experts recommend seeking the advice of a vehicle electronics professional especially if you are looking to install multiple devices to a large number of fleet vehicles. However, if you are planning to install a tracking device to your vehicle, there are certain factors you need to consider before you start the process.

Keep in mind, that the tracker should be able to pick up direct satellite signals. Some of the best possible locations are; under the seats, inside the plastic rear bumper, under the top of the roof, under the seats or under the vehicle using a magnet. After you complete the physical installation, you will be able to locate your vehicle using cloud GPS software on a PC, Tablet or Smartphone. Each tracking device has its unique software and installation process. Make sure to follow the manual instructions carefully. After you install the device, you need to check if the tracking device is working properly and transmitting location data. You can use a mobile app on your smartphone to view the real-time location of your vehicle anytime, anywhere.


How To Install a GPS Tracker on a Car

1.Decide Where to Put The GPS Tracker.

2.Secure The GPS Tracker.

3.Connect The Tracker Device to a Power Source.

4.Installing The Tracking Software.


Before fitting the GPS tracker, you first need to decide where the device is going to be located on the vehicle. Keep in mind, that you should choose a place that is hidden and discreet, but still practical.

Here are some possible locations:

· Inside the boot

· Between the radiator and the grill

· Attached under the seats

· Inside the glove box

· On the underside of the vehicle

· Behind the plastic internal door panels

Deciding the location of the device is essential because if you install the tracker in a spot where there is interference or obstacles that block satellite signals, the accuracy of vehicle tracking device will be lowered. If you are planning to install the tracker on the exterior of the vehicle, you need a waterproof and durable tracking device to withstand harsh weather and environmental conditions.



Depending on the locator model you have, you must install the GPS in certain places. While there are those that are connected to the ODB-II port of your vehicle, others that have magnetism fixation can be placed in any hidden metal part of your car. Some models are usually placed under the seats or even inside them, which is not a problem if the device is long-lasting. On the other hand, some users prefer to have quick access to the GPS, so they prefer to place it at the bottom of the vehicle.