Can I Track My Teen’s Car Without Them Knowing?

9 Nov 2022

When your teen starts driving, it can be scary no matter how responsible you think they are behind the wheel. Even the safest and most responsible teen drivers are at a higher risk of accidents due to their lack of experience.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) teen drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 years old are 3 times more likely to get in a fatal crash when compared to drivers 20 years of age or older. So if you’re worried about your teen when they’re out driving, you’re not alone.

In addition to looking out for their safety, many parents don’t like the idea of their teens taking the car out to unsupervised places. Furthermore, once they can drive, they can really be out anywhere without their parents knowing as long as they’re back by curfew.

Therefore, it’s not uncommon for parents to want to track their kids’ cars. Knowing where your teen driver is can provide some peace of mind and insight into their life.

But there’s a problem when it comes to tracking teens. Namely, they don’t want to be tracked, and if they do find out they’re being tracked they may find a workaround by either disabling the tracker or taking a friend’s car instead. So, how do you track your teen’s car without them knowing? Read on to find out.

 GPS trackers

 When it comes to secretly tracking a car, the best way is with a GPS tracker. If you think you can rely on an app that shows you your teen’s location, you may be surprised when you see they periodically disable the location services feature or power off their device.

There are a few ways to secretly track a vehicle with a GPS tracker:

Covert GPS Trackers

 Covert GPS trackers, like the PT8100 from LiveViewGPS, are a great option for tracking your teen’s vehicle without their knowledge. The PT8100 is a portable, battery-powered GPS tracker that provides you with the real-time location of the tracker so you can know where your teen is whenever you like.

This GPS tracker is very compact and is equipped with an internal antenna that makes successfully hiding it easy. You can hide it anywhere inside or outside the vehicle like in the undercarriage, in a seat cushion, inside the brake light, or inside the door panel. Also, it conserves battery power by sleeping when the vehicle is stopped and powering up when it starts moving again.

 Plug and Play

 Plug and Play devices are plugged into the vehicle through the OBDII-port which charges the device using the car’s battery. You can easily place the device inside the dashboard if you want to place it somewhere it won’t be discovered.


 Hard-wired GPS trackers are similar to plug and play devices, but rather than plugging into the OBDII-port, they’re connected directly to the vehicle’s electrical system. They can be placed covertly just about anywhere, like inside the dashboard, in the bumper, brake light, or undercarriage.


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