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How Much Does It Cost to Put a GPS Tracker on a Car?

How Much Does It Cost to Put a GPS Tracker on a Car?

Vehicle robbery is, unfortunately, a fairly common occurrence, and understandably, people want some form of reassurance, a car tracker is a helpful tool to help you if your vehicle is ever taken, but how much does it cost to put a GPS tracker on a car?

At Car Specialist Customs, we are proud to offer a wide variety of options when it comes to making your car a unique expression of who you are, alongside security options that can protect your vehicle. We are excited to share with you the option of our vehicle trackers.

The UK automotive aftermarket industry is thriving, ranking fourth in Europe and ninth in the world in terms of size, and turning over an annual £21.1 billion.

The sector supports 345,600 jobs and contributes £12.2 billion each year to the economy. And it is growing: the sector’s value is set to rise to £28 billion by 2022.

What is a GPS tracker?

Vehicles can be tracked through a device commonly known as a vehicle tracker or a GPS tracker. Vehicle trackers optimise the use of GPS in order to triangulate your position and leave a record of the journey taken by the vehicle with the tracker installed.

GPS stands for Global Positioning System, and as the name states, is a system that helps you understand your position on the globe (localised to wherever you are upon using it).

A GPS tracker is a small device, varying in shape and size depending on the brand and model you choose. These devices emit a signal which can allow you to view your vehicle’s location, through your phone or computer (this again varies with the brand and model you select.)

There are two types of trackers, monitored, in which location is shared live. And unmonitored, where location is stored on the device and viewable when the device is in the hands of its user.

Trackers can be installed within the vehicle so it is undetectable, whereas others may not need installing, its subjective to the brand and model you select.

Where are GPS trackers installed in vehicles?

Where are GPS trackers installed in vehicles?

This completely depends on the size and type of tracker, along with the vehicle it is being placed in. Naturally, they would need to be in the vicinity of the electrics in the vehicle, but there is no hard and fast rule to this.

If you are worried about your tracker being discovered in your own vehicle, then you should contact Car Specialist Customs for your installation. Our installation process guarantees that the tracker is not going to be found by the naked eye.

A bad installation will result in your tracker being obvious to see, along with it affecting the electrical systems in your vehicle already. It may also not work properly.

How much does it cost to put a GPS tracker on a car?

Our range of GPS tracking systems starts from £250 – £1500. Depending on the tracker you choose and the vehicle you have installation parts may vary. As this is subjective to these factors we recommend you get in touch to get an accurate quote.

Installation costs vary as installation time and work needed may change depending on the interior and electronics of your car. We install to a high standard, we make sure that not only is the tracker impossible to find by the naked eye, but it’s also tested to make sure it works before being handed over to you.

Of course, other providers may have installation options, but we can guarantee that our process is refined, and intricate and we leave no room for mistakes. Our years of experience and countless positive reviews only serve to highlight our high standard of expertise.

The difference between a good and bad GPS tracker installation

Are there laws on tracking my car?

A good GPS tracker installation looks like

  • The tracker is not visible in any way, shape or form
  • The tracker works with no issues
  • There is no sign of your vehicle being worked on to install the tracker
  • Your vehicle’s electrics are working seamlessly.

A bad GPS tracker installation looks like

  • The tracker, or its outline, or its wires can be seen
  • The tracker doesn’t not work or works occasionally
  • There are signs of your vehicle being worked on to install the tracker, this would be in the form of upholstery being frayed or damaged, or not being put back in its place properly.
  • Your vehicle’s electronics are not working to its proper capacity.

Our Insurance approved trackers

Here are two of our many tracker options that are insurance approved.

Meta Trak S7

The Meta Trak S7 tracker is equipped with a range of useful everyday features as standard. The Meta Trak S7 is well equipped allowing you to use real-time tracking either via the dedicated web portal or your smartphone via the Meta Trak app. Look at your driver history, live Google traffic updates as well as your driver score profile via the app.

Other features include battery monitoring alerts and tow alert notifications on your vehicle.

Convenience Features

  • Insurance Approved
  • 24-Hour Control Room Monitoring
  • European Coverage
  • Battery Backup
  • Journey History & Score (up to 30 days)
  • Instant Alerts
  • Low Battery, Tamper and Geo-Fence Alerts
  • Motion Alerts
  • App & Web Access
  • Transferable
  • 12 & 24 Volt Compatible
  • 1-Year Warranty

Scorpion Track S5 Plus Tracking System

Scorpion Track DRIVER S5 Plus -VTS responds to all known methods of vehicle theft including techniques used by the modern-day thief such as ‘relay theft’, ‘key cloning’ or various means in which the vehicles’ on-board computer is hacked and manipulated.

Additional features include remote immobilisation and automatic driver recognition, which can actively prevent theft as opposed to following the path of the stolen vehicle.

Convenience Features

  • Insurance Approved
  • Thatcham approved installers
  • 24-hour control centre
  • European Coverage
  • Automatic Driver Recognition (ADR) tags
  • No tag / No start
  • Remote Immobilisation via Command Centre on Police Request
  • Police Supported
  • Multi-vehicle Tracking
  • Battery Backup
  • Battery Alerts
  • Tow Away & Tamper Alerts
  • Geofence Alerts
  • Journey History
  • Automatic Health Checks
  • Web & App Access
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo & GSM tracking technology
  • Transferable to new vehicle

Order a car tracker today

Order a car tracker today

Our team members at Car Specialist Customs are extremely passionate and proud of the multiple services and products we provide for the people of Greater Manchester and beyond.

As a fully insured and approved installer, catering to the needs of vehicle owners of Greater Manchester and beyond, we are proud to let you know that we offer services for the following:



Featuring the brands, Pandora, ScorpionTrak, Meta Trak & SmarTrack, we’ve included affordable, and premium products to suit the needs of our customers. With finance options available, and the option of installation, head to our website to get your quote!

We always will go above expectations to make your car feel special to you. With even more services and options becoming available in the future, Car Specialist Customs is the home of making any car unique, secure and special.

See what we can do for you today, we aim to have provided what you need to know before considering purchasing a vehicle tracker.

We hope to have answered the question ‘How much does it cost to put a GPS tracker on a car?’ whilst providing supplementary information that can help you make an informed choice when it comes to investing in security systems for your vehicle.

Want to get in touch? You can find us here:


Unit 30

Caldershaw Centre

Ings Ln


OL12 7LQ


Monday – Wednesday – 10 AM – 7 PM

Thursday – Closed

Friday – Sunday – 11 AM – 7 PM


07523 971347 (Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm)


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