Q & A
questions & answers
All GPS coordinate purchases only $200 with guaranteed recovery.
Is Plate Locate a free service?
Searches on PlateLocate.com are completely free. Fees are only incurred if GPS coordinates of located vehicles are purchased. All GPS coordinates for a plate may be purchased for $200 with a money back guarantee if the vehicle is not recovered.
Where does Plate Locate collect information?
Plate Locate collects data nationwide. Our largest concentration of GPS data is in the metro areas of states and the surrounding cities.
How do I setup a free account?
Click here to create a free account
. Fill in the required information, review the
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carefully, then click the "Create Account" button.
How do I perform a search?
First log in to your account. You will be redirected to the "Search" page. If you have multiple plates or VINs to search, enter them in the larger boxes, separated by spaces, commas or new lines. Be careful not to put spaces inside individual plates. For example, instead of entering "ABC 123", you would enter "ABC123".
What happens if my search does not produce a match?
If your search does not produce an immediate match, we will store it in our database and notify you when we have a location for any of your stored searches. We are collecting thousands of plates every hour, so there is a strong likelihood that if your vehicle is in our coverage area we will encounter it.
What kind of success rate can I expect?
Statistical analysis over the millions of plates we've collected suggests that 20% of your searches will return an immediate match, while another 20%-40% of your searches will produce a match within 45 days. Some factors may affect the results for individual searches.
Can I view a summary of all my searches?
Yes. Simply log in to your account, and click the "Tracking" link. By default, located vehicles are shown. To view all your previous searches, uncheck the "Located Only" box and click "Refresh".
Is it possible to purchase data directly online?
Yes. Please contact us via email or at 281-205-1063, and we will create an account that allows you to purchase GPS data immediately with a credit card or bank account. All purchases are placed through a secure processing service and Plate Locate does not retain any of your credit card or banking information. Once your account is setup for purchasing, you can buy coordinates through the grid on the "Tracking" page. Your purchases will be listing on the "Purchases" page and the "Tracking" page.
I forgot my password. How do I log in?
Click the "Login" link. Enter your email address, then click the "Email Lost Password" button. Your password will be sent to the email address you entered.
How do I change my password or personal information?
In the header of the website next to the "welcome" message, click the "edit profile" link. You will be redirected to a page where you can update your password, company and contact information.
How do I contact Plate Locate?
If you are logged in, you can click the "Contact" link to send us a message directly through the website. Otherwise, please feel free to contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 281-205-1063.
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