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FAQs on Car Insurance Trackers

FAQs on Car Insurance Trackers - FAQs

  1. WHAT IS A THATCHAM APPROVED TRACKER?

    The Motor Repair Research Centre (based in Thatcham) are leaders in testing and classifying security and safety systems for vehicles. They have been testing, approving and categorising car trackers for 25 years. When you hear that a vehicle tracker is Thatcham approved it means that the trackers has passed their thorough, watertight testing process.

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  2. 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

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  3. WHEN DO I PAY FOR THE SUBSCRIPTION?

    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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. WHY DO I NEED A THATCHAM APPROVED CAR TRACKER?

    It may be that your insurance company has either advised (or insisted) that you have a Thatcham approved tracker installed.
    The good news is that it now couldn’t be quicker and easier to have your thatcham tracker installed and protecting your car.
    All you need to do is select the car tracker that you need. Once purchased our Thatcham approved mobile fitters will contact you to book your fitting at a time, date and location that is convenient to you.
    We cover every postcode in the UK, so it doesn’t matter if you need your tracker fitted at home,work or anywhere else, we will come to you!
    You do not need to be present for the fitting, as long as there is someone present with access to the car.

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  7. 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.

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