Guide to Installing a Tracking Device for Company Cars

We know how easy our trackers are to install. No installaiton fees. No trips to the garage. No confusing self-install instructions. But just in case you still don’t believe us take a look below at just how easy it is to add our vehicle trackers to your cars.
parked cars fitted with track my car

Fleets without proper and up-to-date GPS car tracking devices suffer. Recent studies have shown that continued use of outdated fleet business practices damages customer relations, increases operational challenges and costs businesses more money. Additionally, owning vehicles for your business is expensive long term, but only 1 in 10 companies take total cost of ownership into account when procuring new vehicles.

Read more: The Real Cost Of Company Cars: Fleet TCO

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If you’ve ever asked yourself, “how do I track my car, increase my bottom line and streamline my workflow?” then it’s time to look into getting car trackers fitted for your company’s vehicles. Vimcar’s GPS fleet tracking system, Fleet Geo, has solutions for the problems mentioned above. With Vimcar, adding a fleet tracking system to your business doesn’t have to be challenging. 

Want advice on how to better manage your fleet? Our fleet experts can give you a free consultation!

Vimcar’s Car Tracking Devices 

vimcar fitted GPS tracker to track your car

Vimcar offers two types of tracking devices for cars, both of which are compatible with all car brands. Both hardware types can be self-installed as well. 

The Vimcar Dongle can be plugged directly into the ODB interface of your vehicle. The OBD interface is EU-standardised for all vehicles with a combustion engine. It can usually be found at the top right corner of the footwell.

Read more: An OBD Tracker Can Keep Your Business Going

The Vimcar Box is an alternative to the OBD dongle and is suitable for vehicles without an OBD interface (such as electric vehicles and lorries). The Vicmar Box can be installed onto your car’s battery and has an adhesive surface for stable mounting. 

How to Install the Vimcar OBD Dongle 

With Vimcar, there’s no need to take your vehicles to the garage to have car trackers fitted. Here are the basic steps to installing tracking devices in cars: 

  1. Turn off your vehicle’s engine. 
  2. Locate the OBD port. This can typically be found at the top right-hand corner of the foot rest. 
  3. Insert the dongle into the ODB interface at a straight angle, with some pressure. Make sure the LED lights up on the dongle. 
  4. Wait 3 minutes before restarting the engine.
gps tracking device for cars crossing bridge

Other fleet tracking systems have hefty installation fees, take vehicles off the road for an extended period of time or are difficult to install yourself. Vimcar’s plug-and-play installation lets you install the hardware yourself and comes with no hidden fees. 

Read more: How Much Does A Car Tracker Cost Your Business?

Ready to Level Up Your Fleet? 

Getting car trackers fitted in order to track your car doesn’t have to be hard. If you’re ready to invest in a fleet tracking system, contact a Vimcar representative today to learn more about Fleet Geo and the many ways it will save you time, energy and money. 

Why You Need Car Trackers Fitted in Your Vehicle

How do you manage and monitor your fleet business successfully without any hitches? The truth is, it’s not easy without the aid of some form of technology.

In the UK, businesses lose thousands of vans yearly, translating into thousands of pounds in losses. Add to that endless hassles, lost time, and a myriad of other frustrations.

Thankfully, Vimcar’s FleetGeo tracking system is in the UK to help businesses like yours improve the efficiency of your fleet’s operations. With car trackers fitted in your vehicles, you can keep track of your fleet, monitor progress, and mitigate theft and similar risks.

3 Reasons Why You Should Have Car Trackers Fitted in Your Fleet

1. Security

Car keys of a car with a fitted car tracker

Given the depressing statistics of van thefts in the UK, safeguarding your fleet with tracking technology is the best decision you can make to prevent theft. Vimcar’s FleetGeo tracking technology allows you to track the whereabouts of your fleet in real-time. You can clearly detect any suspicious activity on any of your vehicles, misuse, and if they are at the wrong place at the wrong time.

For maximum security, you can have car trackers fitted onto the vehicle battery with a Vimcar box. This specific location in your vehicle is highly concealed, undetectable, and hard to remove. Vimcar’s Timefence helps coordinate your fleet’s schedule, and the Geofence feature is what you need for your perimeter fence.

2. Save Time and Money

Statistics indicate that 80% of consumers prefer environmentally conscious brands. With car trackers fitted in your vans, you score thrice with no additional costs.

time and money graph

Save time: Improve your fleet efficiency by keeping track of every minute spent on the road. Monitor and streamline route history to avoid unnecessary diversions, calculate mileage, and record route maintenance checks.

Save money: Vimcar’s Geofence alarms alert you of any suspicious activity or vehicle misuse. This helps avert possible theft or attempted abuse by employees. These measures will save your business significant losses in running costs.

Fuel consumption: Contrary to popular perception, idling alone consumes more fuel than actual driving. Car tracker allows you to monitor driver progress and habits in real-time. This, in turn, helps mitigate idling, unnecessary stops and improves driver turnaround. The result is low fuel consumption, low carbon emissions, and more savings on running costs.

3. Improve Customer Services

Customer service is critical in any business. Better customer service means more customer retention, improved brand image, and longevity as well as profit growth. Car tracking technology plays a significant role in achieving all the above for your business. Since a fleet management system allows you to track, monitor, and streamline data in real time, you can tailor each specific data to suit your clients’ needs. Examples of how car trackers fitted in your fleet improves your customer service include:

  • More accurate ETA for your clients
  • Improved fleet efficiency through monitoring of route history.
  • Fast, on-time deliveries mean more clients and more business.
  • Have proof of delivery and pick up on the record

In these pandemic times, home deliveries are becoming the real deal. Car tracking system is just what your business needs to improve operations and maintain a successful fleet.

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