Find out if that used car is TRACKER-equipped using an HPI check
Date: 12 May 2014
Two of the industry’s leading vehicle fraud experts, TRACKER, the stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert and HPI, a market leading vehicle provenance provider, are making it possible for used car buyers to uncover if their potential purchase has a TRACKER unit fitted.
If a seller forgets to mention they had tracking technology fitted to their car, new owners may never know it’s even there. Now, anyone who conducts a vehicle history check at www.hpicheck.com
will not only find out if a vehicle has been recorded as stolen by the police, written-off by an insurer or is on outstanding finance, but if the vehicle has TRACKER’s award-winning SVR technology fitted, offering car owners added protection from thieves.
“Last year alone, nearly 7 million used cars exchanged hands in the UK. Many of these could be TRACKER-equipped, yet the owners who sold them on may well have done so without telling the buyer that it has a TRACKER device fitted to it,” explains David Wilson, Sales & Services Director for TRACKER. “Indeed, some of these sellers may actually be unaware themselves that their car has a hidden tracking technology designed to foil thieves.
“Having a TRACKER unit fitted, significantly increases the chances of police locating and returning a stolen vehicle, offering used car buyers an additional benefit they may have otherwise overlooked. By joining forces with HPI we are now able to uncover the hundreds of thousands of unsubscribed devices. The new owner of the vehicle simply needs to call TRACKER to subscribe and the unit will immediately be activated - saving them the cost of purchasing and installing an SVR unit.”
TRACKER is the only SVR product that is used by the UK’s police forces to assist in recovering stolen vehicles. Unlike other devices, TRACKER’s unique technology can locate stolen vehicles anywhere, even when they are hidden in a garage or shipping container. 95%* of stolen cars fitted with TRACKER are returned to their owners and 86% of these are recovered within 24hrs. In 2013 TRACKER recovered nearly £8,500,000 worth of stolen vehicles, returning them to their rightful owners.
Shane Teskey, Consumer Services Manager for www.hpicheck.com
adds, “HPI Checks identify more than 30 stolen vehicles per day, helping to protect used car buyers from making a costly mistake. Now, by working in partnership with TRACKER we are helping used car buyers better protect their investment against theft and losing their car for good in the event of it begin stolen.”