How to Find Hidden GPS Trackers in Your Car 

Unfortunately, it’s become common practice for professional thieves to plant hidden GPS trackers in unsuspecting cars. This criminal activity is not only a complete invasion of privacy, but also a potentially very dangerous situation. If you have reason to believe that there’s a hidden tracker in your car then do not fret as there are ways to handle this. 

In the event of an unknown tracker in your car, you should take your vehicle to a professional to investigate. There are certain types of trackers which only mechanics can detect. If you want to learn more about this topic then keep reading as this blog post is all about how to identify hidden trackers and what to do about them.

How to spot tracking devices

Here are three ways you could find an unwanted tracker on your car.

  • Perform your own inspection: You don’t necessarily have to go to a professional if you know what you’re looking for. Try the glove compartment and other storage spaces. You should also check under the seats and the rear bumper too. Wheel wells are also a good place to check.
  • Use tracker detectors: Tracker detectors work by emitting a sharp sound when you get close to the tracking device,  making it easier for you to locate a tracker and have it removed.
  • Ask for a professional’s help: Sometimes you’re not able to detect a tracker by yourself. This is when you should seek the help of a professional that has the required training to help you locate the tracker.

Types of car trackers

There are three different kinds of vehicle trackers that you should be made aware of. They are:

Wired and battery-powered trackers

These kinds of GPS trackers are small and usually oval or rectangular shaped. They are wired so need to be plugged in, making them easier to spot than other trackers. When looking for these trackers, start by checking all your wires. 

On the other hand, battery powered tracking devices do not need to be plugged in so it;s important to check for these too.

OBD trackers

OBD stands for onboard diagnostics. OBD trackers are trackers that are normally located in the dashboard under the steering wheel, so keep an eye out there for these trackers. 

Hard-wired trackers

This type of tracker has to be professionally installed beneath the vehicle’s dashboard. They can only be detected by a trained mechanic, so it’s vital that you go and get your vehicle checked out by one. These trackers are also pretty difficult to plant and are the most uncommon type of unwanted vehicle tracker. However, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
For more information about vehicle and car trackers, do not hesitate to contact our team here at FitMyTracker.