Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Finding a GPS Tracking Device if it's broken

asked by on

Is it possible to find out if I have a GPS tracking device installed on my car if it's broken?

My car has 50000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hey there. The majority of the GPS tracking...

Hey there. The majority of the GPS tracking devices operate using a signal that is emitted from the unit transmitting this signal to the receiver. There are various tools on the market that can be used to detect the presence of these tracking devices on your car. However, these tools also use the signal to pick up whether they are present or not. As such, if the device itself is broken, this may not be an effective way of finding the tracking device on your car. If you need more help with this, you may want to have an industry professional inspect the car to find the tracker.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Replaced Master and Slave clutch cylinders, feels like I have a clutch but can't put into gear while running.

You may still have some air in the clutch hydraulics, or you are having an issue with the clutch not fully releasing. This can be from the air in the system causing the clutch slave cylinder to not move far...

Q: All doors cracked; driver's door will not open

Hi there. I'm not sure how these doors have "snapped", but given the age of the vehicle, you're not likely to receive assistance from Chevy. You can try calling their corporate customer service number to see if they can provide...

Q: How do I use the audio system with a navigation system?

If you have an Accord with an in-dash navigation system, there’s good news. Most of your audio system functionality still comes from the standard buttons on the interface. However, there are some things you can only do by using the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...