CAR INSURANCE TRACKERS F.A.Qs
Due to the rising levels of car theft in the UK, you may find your insurance company have either insisted that you install a car tracker or have quoted a much higher premium if you do not have one installed.
You may not know much about car insurance trackers, so you'll be pleased to know that Trackershop have made the process as quick and easy as possible.
Here are a few of the more frequently asked questions about car insurance trackers to help you ensure you have selected the correct product.
WHAT IS A THATCHAM APPROVED TRACKER?
WHY DO I NEED A THATCHAM APPROVED CAR TRACKER?
HOW DOES MY CAR INSURANCE TRACKER PROTECT MY VEHICLE?
Your Trackershop car insurance tracker uses a combination of the latest global positioning, mobile phone and motion sensing technology available.
Your tracking device is installed covertly by thatcham approved fitters, using the latest fitting techniques that will deter and prevent theft.
In the event of a theft:
- Your insurance tracker's motion sensor detects illegal movement (e.g. if the vehicle moves when the ignition is switched off), and sends an alert to the 24 hour control centre. They will then contact you to confirm the unauthorised use. You can also alert the control centre directly yourself.
- Once theft is confirmed recovery of your vehicle will be actioned immediately. Your vehicle is tracked and the control centre will liaise directly with the police until recovery is achieved.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH CAR INSURANCE TRACKER IS CORRECT FOR ME?
It's likely your insurance company will have advised you on the insurance tracker that you need. The type that you need will depend on the make, model and age of the vehicle. Other factors such as location of the vehicle may have an impact.
If they have not yet specified, contact your insurance company and ask them to confirm. It's important to have the correct tracker fitted as the wrong one may void your insurance premium.
For a list of features you can visit Compare Thathcam Trackers.
I KNOW WHICH TRACKER I NEED. HOW DO I ARRANGE GETTING IT FITTED?
Once your insurance company has confirmed which type of car tracker you need (Cat 5 or Cat 6), you can either go to Car Insurance Trackers and select the one that you need, or call us to order over the phone.
Once your order is complete our installation company will be in contact to arrange an appointment to fit your tracking device at a time, date and location convenient to you.
Fitting is quick and simple. Once installed we will then arrange the subscription with you.
WHEN DO I PAY FOR THE SUBSCRIPTION?
Once the tracker device has been fitted you will be contacted by the tracker company on the day to make payment for the subscription. There are several different payment options, including annual, duration of ownership and direct debit.
CAN I FIT THE TRACKER MYSELF?
For your car insurance to be valid, all Thatcham trackers need to be fitted by a Thatcham trained engineer. The good news is the cost of fitting is included in the price of the device- so there is no additional charge for fitting, and you can rest assured knowing that your car tracker is fitted to the highest standard.
DO I GET A CERTIFICATE TO PROVIDE TO MY INSURANCE COMPANY?
Yes, once the tracker has been fitted you will be sent a Certificate OF authenticity via email that you can supply to your insurance company.
CAN I SELL MY CAR WITH MY INSURANCE TRACKER INSTALLED?
Yes that's no problem at all. You simply need to contact the tracker company in writing that you have sold your vehicle. From here they will be able to deactivate the GPS Tracker remotely and update their systems.
If you have any questions not covered here then please do get in contact.
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