So, you are looking to find a hidden car gps tracker that might have been placed on your car? Maybe you are suspicious of your partner or an ex? The great thing is, if it is one of the suspects in question, then they generally buy the cheapest known trackers to man, which in turn, make them incredibly easy to locate as they stick out like a sore thumb! Smaller, more expensive ones, might be a little harder to detect, but we have a great guide to help you locate them!
1/ Go get your torch and owner's manual
The basic trackers are just large magnetic boxes that connect to the base of your vehicle. Not all are this simple to locate, though. In some situations, the devious one that added the tracker as purchased a decent one that can only be spotted with a wire that is out of place. Unless you are mechanic, spotting this wire would be extremely difficult, therefore, keep the manual to hand, to stop yourself from pulling on a vital wire, which in turn, renders your vehicle useless.
2/ Check the undercarriage
Now is the time to lay on your back and flash your torch to the underside of the car. Most trackers are connected via GPS, and cannot signal to the satellites deep under the vehicle where the metal frame blocks the connection. Look at the Perimeter on the underside, any suspicious boxes or antennas, give them a little tug, anything magnetic will fall off easily. Next, up, check the gas tank. The Gas tank has a large metal surface, making it a primary target for someone checking up on you.
3/ Inspect the wheels
Another place people tend to hide trackers is inside the wheel well. Check inside all four plastic guards under each wheel, I will be really easy to spot a tracking device there. If someone has had “in-depth” access to your vehicle, then you might need to remove the tires and check behind them, although, it's not a likely place someone would place a device.
4/ Check the car bumpers.
The front and back bumpers are the last exterior place that is commonly used to place cheap trackers. Check behind them all. A device usually added to the front bumper is normally connected via the vehicle's electrical system. Always compare to the car manual before removing anything.
5/ The roof
There is only one place anyone could possibly hide a tracker on the roof unless they placed it in plain sight, and that is located in a sunroof. The sunroof can hold a small tracking device in the retraction slot.
6/ Under the Hood
Leave under the hood for last. It is the most unlikely place anyone would hide a tracker, with that being said, not impossible. Even the most jealous ex-partner won’t be so silly to hide it here. Give it a quick once over, and move on.
- Searching the interior
1/ Look at the seats
Undo any Zips on the headset or seats, check inside, look under and removable parts.
2/ Look under the seats and carpeting
These seem like an unlikely place to add a tracker, but they are the most accessible places that can easily be concealed.
3/ Beneath the dashboard.
On a lot of vehicles, you can unscrew the glove compartment and there is also a little panel underneath the wheel. Look for any wiring and anything taped to the side. Run your fingers on the underside of the dashboard to ensure nothing is glued on.
4/ Look in the car boot
Remember earlier, we stated that the trackers cannot be used through metal? Just check the outer edges of the back window. Again, this place is highly unlikely.
5/ Hire a professional
Still not located any device but you need the extra piece of mind? Hire a professional to completely sweep the vehicle with his specialist transmitter. These guys can cost quite a bit, but if you want 100% satisfaction your crazy ex isn’t keeping tabs on you, then it's a small price worth paying!