Are you looking to install a Turo GPS tracker in your car? It’s a great tool that can help you keep tabs on your vehicle’s location and even prevent theft. Plus, if you’re renting out your car on Turo, having a GPS tracker can give your renters peace of mind. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to install a Turo GPS tracker:
Step 1: Choose your GPS tracker
There are a lot of GPS trackers on the market, but not all of them are compatible with Turo. Make sure you find a tracker that’s specifically designed to work with Turo. Turo recommends two different GPS tracking devices: Mileage Ace and TrackmateGPS.
Step 2: Gather your tools
You’ll need a few tools to install your Turo GPS tracker. Make sure you have a screwdriver, pliers, wire strippers, and a voltage tester.
Step 3: Locate your car’s OBD-II port
The OBD-II port is usually located underneath the dashboard on the driver’s side of the car. It should be easily accessible and easy to spot. If you’re having trouble finding it, consult your car’s owner’s manual.
Step 4: Connect the GPS tracker
- Plug the GPS tracker into the OBD-II port. It should fit snugly and securely.
- Use the voltage tester to make sure the GPS tracker is getting power. If it’s not, you may need to adjust the connection or try a different port.
- If you’re using the Mileage Ace GPS tracker, you’ll also need to connect the red and black wires to your car’s battery. Follow the instructions that come with the device carefully to avoid damaging your car or the tracker.
Step 5: Download the Turo app
Once your GPS tracker is connected, you’ll need to download the Turo app to your smartphone. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. Sign in to your Turo account and follow the instructions to connect your GPS tracker to your Turo account.
Step 6: Test your GPS tracker
Before you hit the road, it’s important to make sure your GPS tracker is working correctly. Use the Turo app to check the device’s location and make sure it’s accurate. You can also test the device’s other features, such as speed alerts and geofencing.
Q: Do I need a GPS tracker if I’m not renting out my car on Turo?
A: No, a GPS tracker is optional. However, it can be a useful tool for keeping track of your car’s location and preventing theft.
Q: Can I use a GPS tracker with any car?
A: In most cases, yes. As long as your car has an OBD-II port, you should be able to install a GPS tracker.
Q: Do I need any special skills to install a GPS tracker?
A: Some basic knowledge of cars and electrical systems can be helpful, but most GPS trackers are designed to be easy to install. Just make sure you follow the instructions carefully and use the right tools.
Installing a Turo GPS tracker is a relatively simple process that can provide a lot of benefits, whether you’re renting out your car or just want to keep tabs on its location. By following these steps and using the Turo app, you can enjoy greater peace of mind and more control over your vehicle.