Vehicle Tracking Services

Vehicle tracking systems use GPS technology, the same technology as that used in satellite navigation.

What is vehicle tracking?

Vehicle tracking systems use GPS technology, the same technology as that used in satellite navigation. Each vehicle is fitted with a transmitter which emits a signal. This signal can then be traced using a computer which displays the vehicles current position on a map. As well as finding out a vehicles current location, you can also use tracking to monitor the speed of a vehicle and the directions of the journey taken to get from A to B.


What does it involve?

Once a tracker is fitted to your vehicle it requires specialist software to monitor the device. This will usually be from a third party company who specialise in vehicle tracking services. The satellite can calculate the distance travelled from the information it’s received from the transmitter, which is then sent to the receiver.

There are now over twenty GPS satellites circling the planet, which means that we’re able to track vehicles globally. The whole process of tracking your vehicle is done instantly. Signals from your vehicle tracking device are also strong enough to reach the satellite should your car be closed in a garage or in an underground parking lot.


What are the benefits of vehicle tracking?

  • Vehicle tracking can be used as an anti-theft device as it helps with the recovery of stolen vehicles.
  • Having a tracker can help to reduce insurance premiums due to the higher likelihood of recovering the vehicle if lost/stolen.
  • Trackers can help delivery companies plan the most effective routes for their drivers win turn helping to improve customer response times.
  • By planning the most effective routes it can help businesses reduce their fuel costs, which are often one of the largest costs for a business.
  • Being able to reduce fuel costs and time taken per journey it also reduces the amount of Co2 and your environmental impact.

If you think that vehicle tracking might make a good addition to your vehicle then speak to an expert at your local Protyre centre today.

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About the author

David Sholicar

David is the National Retail Operations Manager for Protyre. One of David’s areas of responsibility and expertise is dealing with the DVSA and MOT’s for Protyre. As the Authorised Examiner Designate Manager ( AEDM ) David deals with applications for changes to the many Vehicle Testing Stations ( VTS’s) including managing the growth of the Number of MOT testing stations that Protyre operate, allocating MOT tester roles, and monitoring the MOT Test logs to ensure that Protyre MOT standards are maintained as the best in the industry. David handles the relationships with our parts suppliers to ensure that Protyre only fit the best quality servicing parts, brake parts, and other aftermarket quality parts at the right price. David is also involved in ensuring that all technicians are trained or assessed to carry out the work completed in all centres, and that Protyre has a robust Quality control ( QC) Procedure in all centres. David is also involved in developing the customer service standards and customer service training for all Protyre team members to ensure that all Protyre customers can expect the highest levels of customer service. At Protyre we believe we have the highest levels of customer service excellence that can be found, not only in the garage industry, but also when compared to other retail organisations. Another area of expertise is David’s involvement in developing Protyre Operational, Environmental, and safe working procedures. David has worked for some of the UK’s best retailers and this expertise has been a key component in helping develop Protyre into a highly respected company within the fast fit industry. David’s mission is ensuring that Protyre is the local garage that you can trust.

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