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Road Trip Tips

With the weather warming up and the school year winding down, now is the time to start planning for your upcoming road trips. Follow these tips for a fun and safe ride. 

  1. Service your vehicle– Regular maintenance is important to prevent a breakdown but it is always a good idea to get a tune-up before a long drive.
  2. Sleep– Make sure to get a a lot of rest before your trip. According to sleep experts, it is important to get at least two consecutive nights of 7-8 hours of sleep before you begin your drive. This way you can avoid any drowsy driving. Although if you do feel tired while on your trip, it is important to take a break.
  3. Emergency Kit– It is always a good idea to have a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle. Even with proper maintenance trouble can still arise. Be sure to include jumper cables, flares, a tire jack, water, blankets, and a first aid kit. Also be sure your spare tire is properly inflated.
  4. Put your cell phone down– Distracted driving can be incredibly dangerous. While you are driving, keep your focus on the road in order to keep yourself, your passengers, and the other drivers on the road safe. By doing this, you’ll also avoid fines in many states.
  5. Stay hydrated– Drinking water may increase the amount of stops you have to make, but it will also keep you energized while driving. It’s also a good idea to pack a water bottle for all of your passengers as well.
  6. Traveling with children– Make sure to take proper safety precautions when driving with children. It is important that all car seats are properly installed and children are sitting in a seat appropriate for their age, height, and weight. All children 12 and under need to be safely buckled in the back seat and never leave them in the car unattended.
  7. Have a GPS handy– Not only does a GPS help you get from point A to point B, it will also help you find alternate routes due to traffic, construction, etc. It is also a great way to find the nearest restaurants, hotels, and hospitals.
  8. Keep your car safe– Keep your car safe while you are on your road trip with a T3 Tracker. Not only is your vehicle your mode of transportation, it is also a surrogate home while you are on the road. You don’t want it to be at risk. With the 911Tracker T3 you will be alerted of any unauthorized movements your car makes via text alert. You can then connect with a 911 operator nearest your vehicle in order to get your car back.

TECH TIP: The T3 owner sets their phone number in the T3 memory and T3 always sends notifications to the owners phone.  T3 will only answer calls from the owner’s phone and from the owner’s authorized emergency contacts.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Car Lovers 

Do you still need to get Mom a gift? Here are a few ideas!

At 911Tracker we can help you keep tabs on your vehicle, but this little gadget will help you keep track of your keys!

 

There’s no reason they can’t take their favorite car in to work with them with this computer mouse!

 

Keep yourself calm and your car smelling fresh with these essential oil diffusers.

With this photo keychain, mom can take her favorite people with her wherever she goes.

 

Help her feel more at home in her car with cute, personalized floor mats.

 

Help the car enthusiast in your life keep their vehicle safe with a T3 Tracker from 911Tracker.

Prepping Your Motorcycle for Spring

Now that it is officially Spring and the warm weather is here to stay, it is the perfect time to take out your motorcycle and get it ready for the road. Even if you followed our tips for winterizing your bike for the off-season, you should still follow these tips for getting it safely ready for riding.

Tires– give each tire a full check for any cracking. You’ll also want to check the wear- over-worn tires don’t always maintain proper traction and are more easily punctured. Be sure to check the tire pressure as well.

Controls– be sure to check all hoses and cables for cracks, bulges, leaks, kinks, or fraying. Also be sure they’re properly connected and working correctly. Check the throttle to make sure it moves freely and lubricate all levers and pedals after making sure they’re not bent or broken.

Lights– check your headlights, brake lights, and turn signals to make sure all light up properly- replace any that are out. You’ll also want to inspect the lenses on the lights to be sure they are secure and there are no cracks.

Oils and fluids– if you didn’t winterize your bike, be sure to change the oil and filter now. You’ll also want to check the fuel tank for rust and if all is well, fill it up.  Once those are taken care of, check all of the remaining fluid levels- brake, clutch, coolant, gear oil, hydraulic fluid, shaft drive oil, and battery fluid. Change any that have gone bad over the winter and top off the rest.

Chassis and battery– inspect the frame of your bike for cracking or denting. Make sure the forks and shocks are correctly adjusted and the belt and chain have the proper amount of tension. Add lubrication if it is needed  You’ll also want to make sure that the teeth are mounted the right way and the fasteners are tight. Charge your battery and make sure it is still in good condition. Check that the terminals are free of debris, corrosion, and dust, and make sure the cables on the terminals are tightly connected.

Stand– make sure your bike’s stand is not bent or cracked, and that it has enough tension to keep the bike stable, you don’t want it to get loose and fall off or break.

Now that you’ve completely checked your bike, made all of the necessary adjustments and it is safe to ride, before you put it back on the road, make sure you are completely covered with a T3 Tracker. The T3 follows the instructions that you text from your phone. It immediately alerts you if your car or bike has an emergency or an unauthorized movement is made. You can then connect yourself and the T3 to the 911-operator closest to your vehicle- no call center is used. You can also move the T3 tracker between your motorcycle and car for the ultimate protection and convenience. T3 provides complete privacy – Location text goes directly to your phone and is never stored or sent using the Internet

For more information on the T3 and to see our Spring specials!

WIN A T3 – Vehicle Security Tracker

Want to WIN a T3 Vehicle Tracking Device? Now’s your chance!

The T3 Vehicle Security System is different because you are in charge. T3 follows the instructions that you text from your phone. T3 alerts you immediately if your car has an emergency or unauthorized movement. You call the T3 to connect a 3-way call to the 911-Operator located closest to your car – even if you are thousands of miles away. You are talking directly to police within seconds of the emergency. No call center is used – saving you time and money. LoJack® doesn’t do this. OnStar® doesn’t do this. No other anti-theft system can do this.

When used as a security system, a Vehicle Tracking System may serve as a double layer of protection or as a  replacement for a traditional car alarm. The shortcoming with traditional car alarms is that they simply sound the car horn. We have become so de-sensitized to hearing car alarms as a society that most people will ignore a horn blaring even when a theft is in progress so it has limited benefit as a deterrent. But when a vehicle tracking system is installed on a vehicle you will receive a direct alert that the car is having unauthorized movements even if you are thousands of miles away from your vehicle at the time of the theft. Plus, the  ability to track your vehicles movement and location.

As you can imagine not all vehicle tracking systems are created the same but our specific  system (the T3) is so small that it may be installed on any vehicle and can be hidden in many places such as behind a glove box, behind the instrument panel, in a console, under a seat, or under parcel shelf. And since T3 has a connector on the side, it allows for you to swap it between vehicles if you wanted to!

Other features of the T3 include:

  • It alerts you via text if your existing Vehicle Alarm is triggered
  • It alerts you if your vehicle has unauthorized movement
  • Provides you with the GPS coordinates, direction and speed that the vehicle is moving
  • Allows you to connect to the authorities nearest your vehicle’s location via three-way call technology
  • You can send a secure message to disable/enable vehicle starter
  • You can send a secure message that lets you unlock your vehicle door
  • You can move it from vehicle to vehicle

Want to win one? Enter Here!

Giveaway Terms and Condition: A winner will be randomly selected and contacted on 12/18 via the social channel that they won from or from email. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  At that time In order to win you must be 18 years or older and live within the US. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by facebook, instagram or twitter.

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2017 Spring/Summer Car Show Calendar

Are you a car show enthusiast?  There are a variety of car shows taking place throughout the United States this summer. Whether you’d like to show off your classic car, or just gather with other classic car lovers, there is something fun for everyone. So bring the whole family and make new memories while checking out the different hot rods and classic cars. Start by planning a road trip to one of these shows:

July 13 & August 10, 2017. Danville Hot Summer Nights. Danville, CA. This car show takes place on both dates.  There will be fun for every member of the family. See the cars your parents had, cars you had as a teenager in high school, cars you wish you had, cars you never saw or will see again!

July 15, 2017.  The 2017 Summer Showdown Car Show & Silent Auction. Louisville, KY. Trophies will be given out to the Top 40 vehicles and proceeds from the Summer Showdown Car Show will benefit the Michael Feger Paralysis Foundation.  There will also be a silent auction, 50/50, gift card board, raffles, over $400 in door prizes and free face painting.

July 21 – 23, 2017.  Chevrolet Performance Car Craft Summer Nationals.  Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, KY.  This three-day event is the country’s premier gathering of street machines and muscle cars that showcases more than 2,500 performance cars and attracts upward of 25,000 enthusiasts from across the country.   Events will include: Show ‘n’ Shine competition, Autocross, Burnout competition, Drag Strip ‘fun-runs’, Dyno, Professional Drift exhibition and more.

August 5 & 6, 2017. Madison Classics. The Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, WI. The car show offers over 1,300 car part vendors, perfect for finding the parts you need for your car projects. There are also hundreds of cars for sale. With over 13,000 spectators the Swapmeet is a great place for vendors to sell their cars, car parts and car accessories.

August 10-12, 2017. Branson Summer Cruise.  Featuring the Show’n’Shine with over 500 cars and trucks on display at The Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead.

GoodGuys Car Shows –  Goodguys produces some of the world’s most dynamic automotive events throughout the year around the country, and has a few different shows going on this summer. They are the largest hot rodding association with over 70,000 active members worldwide. Expect to see candy colored hot rods and customs, tricked out trucks, mighty muscle cars and regal classics.

These are just some of the car shows going on around the country this summer. Which one are you most looking forward to? If you are new to the car show scene, here are some tips for making sure you and your vehicle cruise right through.

 

TECH TIP:  Did you know that the T3 owner can change T3 Mode to select either Auto/Guard or Master or Move.

Protecting Your Service Vehicle

Vehicle theft is big business. If you are a business owner and you have a service vehicle or a fleet of service vehicles, they can be particularly vulnerable because of the value contained within them. Consider the following ways to protect your service vehicles.

 Tinted Windows and Safety Glass

A very effective way to deter thieves from targeting a service vehicle is by tinting windows to the highest legal level and having shatterproof glass.  It is a two-fold approach since thieves will not be able to see what’s inside the vehicle and even if they try a smash-and-grab the window won’t shatter if they do try to break in.

Place Valuables Out of Sight

One of the best ways to deter thieves is by placing valuables out of sight.  Be sure to put important documents in the glove box and keep equipment and electronics hidden away. Thieves are less likely to break in if there doesn’t look like there is anything of value to take.

Keep the Car Secure

Keep the doors locked and the windows up whenever your vehicle is unattended. Do not leave an extra set of keys in the car and if you have to park along a curb, keep your front wheels turned in.

Use an Anti-theft Device

By installing a T3 tracker, you not only save money, but you’ll have peace of mind in knowing that your vehicle has a voice. The T3 alerts you via text if your vehicle alarm is triggered or if the car makes an unauthorized movement. It provides you with the GPS coordinates of the vehicle, the direction it is going in, and the speed it is traveling. You also have the ability to connect to 911 and the authorities closest to your vehicle’s location via three-way call. You can also disable the starter and unlock the doors via secure message.

Your service vehicle isn’t just for transportation, but it also acts as a warehouse for your equipment. Don’t risk losing thousands of dollars in equipment and hours of work, protect your vehicle today. Let us help you get started, https://www.911tracker.com/contact-us.

 

TECH TIP: Did you know that T3 will automatically notify the owner if the vehicle battery is getting low?

Everything you wanted to know about the T3

Do you think you would benefit from installing a Vehicle Tracking Device on your car or motorcycle? We would agree! Let us help answer any pending questions that you may have so that you can start protecting your most valueable possession!

Q.What type of vehicle is the T3 compatible with?

The T3 tracker can be installed on any type of vehicle that has a battery and a location where the unit will not be exposed to moisture/the elements. Cars, Motorcycles, Work Trucks, Food Trucks, and even RV’s! Plus with the T3 you don’t need to pick just one. You can rotate the device between vehicles with the Cable-Kit-T, which includes cable, fuses, a starter disable relay, and a backup battery with overload protection.

What is required to install the T3?

The package includes everything you need. A full installation kit,  the T3 device, and cable.

Do I need to connect to the internet to operate the T3?

No.  Each T3 has its own phone number.  You just send a text message to the T3 from your mobile phone or smartphone to operate it.

How do I check the location of my vehicle?

A. Send a text message with your secret 5-digit PIN and the letters “gps” and your T3 will respond to your mobile phone with the time and date, and the location, speed, and direction of your vehicle.

Q, What do I do when my T3 sends me an alarm notification?

A. The alarm notification includes time, date, location, speed, and direction.  If you determine that an emergency is occurring, you call your T3.  It speaks to you and says press # to call the police.  When you press #, the T3 calls the nearest 911 and when the 911-Operator answers, you can explain the emergency to the 911-Operator.

Do you still have a question? Check our FAQ or contact us at 877-744-3361  or sales@911Tracker.com. We would love to hear from you!

Vehicle Security Device – Winter Specials

Have you been thinking about getting a Vehicle Tracking Device? Now is your chance!

We are currently offering two different Winter Specials, plus additional discounts when you order multiple units. 

The T3-KS3 T3 Vehicle Security System includes the T3 Tracker and a 3-month service plan along with free US shipping. As part of our Winter Special, this system is only $199 (regularly $275). But if you purchase two or more systems, they go down to $189 each including the 3 month service plan.

The T3-KS12 T3 Vehicle Security System includes the T3 Tracker and a 1-year service place along with free US shipping. This system is regularly $359, but through our Winter Special you can get it for only $299. But purchase two of these systems and get them for $279 each including the full year service plan.

Plus, we also offer the Cable-Kit-T Accessory which provides cable and a backup battery that may be installed in your alternate vehicle. It gives you the option to move the vehicle security tracker from your primary vehicle to other vehicles for only $39.

Don’t forget, there is no activation free, no contract or cancellation fees, and you always get our 911Tracker 30 day Risk Free Guarantee. You can cancel your current plan and begin a new plan at any time. We also offer complete security and we never share your information with anyone. Your secret PIN gives you complete control and the location text goes directly to your phone and is never stored.

For more information and to purchase your T3 system through our special, visit our website here.

 

How To Be A Motorcycle Passenger

Have you ever been asked by a friend or family member to take a ride on their motorcycle? Maybe you jumped at the chance to be a passenger or maybe you felt a little bit of fear and trepidation because you were not sure what to expect.  There is a lot of information out there to teach you how to ride a motorcycle, but there are a few things you need to know about being a good passenger too.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind. 

Wear the right safety gear.  When you are the passenger, wear gear that will protect you from the elements and make you safer in case of an accident while riding.  You should wear footwear that protects your feet, a helmet, gloves, a long sleeve shirt and pants that are durable.  Don’t forget to dress appropriately for the weather.

Getting on the bike.  It is important before you get on the bike that the footpegs are down.  And if you don’t know what the footpegs are, your rider will know and can help you.  Stay away from the hot exhaust pipes anytime your get on or off the bike because they will cause severe burns.  Once the bike and rider are stable and ready, step on the footpeg and swing your leg over the bike to the other footpeg.

Keep your feet on the footpegs.  Once you are in position, your feet should be planted on the footpegs for the duration of your ride. By dangling your feet, you could come into contact with the rear wheel or the muffler which is dangerous for you and the rider.  By keeping your feet on the footpegs, you are keeping yourself and the rider safe.

Sitting on the bike.  Try not to hang or wrap your arms around the rider.  By doing so, you affect their ability to control the bike by putting your weight on them.  Instead, hold onto the rider’s hips or the tank especially when stopping.  Try not to squirm or move around too much because this affects the balance of the bike.

Look over the rider’s shoulders during turns.  While the rider leans into the turns, you should not.  If you follow this rule of thumb, you will be positioned perfectly for a turn–look over the rider’s shoulder in the direction of the turn.  So that means if you are turning right, you should look over the rider’s right shoulder; if you are turning left, look over the left shoulder.  If you line up your body with the rider, it will keep the bike from leaning more than it should.

Dismounting the motorcycle. You should only get off the bike when the rider tells you it is okay to do so. If you do so when the rider isn’t expecting it, the sudden weight change could pull the motorcycle over or cause the rider to drop the bike. Don’t forget about the hot exhaust pipes while dismounting either.

Be an active participant.  When you are a passenger on a motorcycle, you can help the rider by being alert and prepared.  Be ready for sudden braking or changes of direction by paying attention to the road.  You can also be another set of eyes for the rider, looking for any hazards or animals that may run into the road.
If you are prepared before being a passenger on a bike, it can be a fun experience for both you and the rider!

 

T3 on your Harley with TSSM will text you as soon as a thief starts to roll your bike away.

Choosing the right anti-theft device for your vehicle

There are many different options when it comes to anti-theft devices for your vehicle.  Having an anti-theft device on your vehicle has many benefits. It will give you peace of mind when you park your vehicle at home or work and it often keeps your car insurance rates lower.  Consider the following options when choosing the right anti-theft device for your vehicle.

 

STEERING-WHEEL LOCK

These devices go over the steering wheel and lock it in place so that your vehicle cannot be driven until the device is unlocked.  Because this anti-theft device can be seen through your car window, it is often effective in deterring potential thieves from breaking into your vehicle.  It is also the most economic anti-theft device on the market.

 

KILL SWITCH

These devices must be installed in your vehicle.  They are designed to shut down the electrical system of your vehicle. This device usually requires the owner to perform a series of routines before a vehicle can be started.

 

CAR ALARM

When someone attempts to break into your vehicle, touches your vehicle or tries to open your door without a key, these systems are activated. They usually set off a loud siren that will stop thieves in their tracks. Insurance companies often provide discounted rates for vehicles with car alarms.

 

AFTERMARKET ENGINE IMMOBILIZER AND A GPS TRACKING DEVICE.  

The best way to protect your vehicle is to install an aftermarket engine immobilizer and a GPS tracking device like the T3 Vehicle Security System.  With the 911Tracker T3 Vehicle Recovery System, you are alerted the moment that your vehicle has unauthorized movement or a pre-installed vehicle alarm goes off. The alert will show you the GPS location, speed, and direction that your vehicle is traveling, and you can easily connect to the 911-Operator closest to your vehicle, allowing you to speak directly to police within seconds of the emergency.  No call center is used – saving you time and money.  Saving valuable time can save you, your family, your vehicle and your belongings.  LoJack® doesn’t do this.  OnStar® doesn’t do this.  No other anti-theft system can do this. Want to start protecting your car or motorcycle? Contact us to learn more 877-744-3361!