Car cameras, also known as dashcams, are popular features these days when buying a new or used car. Just as security systems and surveillance cameras protect homes and businesses, car cameras add safety and protection to you and your vehicle.
How do car cameras work?
Car cameras are often installed directly into the vehicle’s dash and provide additional views and sightlines of the car’s front, rear, and sides. Many car cameras are also equipped with motion sensors. Some car cameras also have the option of recording drivers. Footage can then be downloaded to a portable device or uploaded to the Cloud.
What are the benefits of a car camera?
Car cameras have numerous benefits, especially concerning driver safety and insurance:
- Video recordings provide insurance in the event of an accident or theft.
- Visual assistance when backing up, parking, or navigating tight spaces.
- Visual support when driving at night or during periods of low visibility.
- Guidance and sensor alerts when merging or changing lanes.
- GPS and map functions to help with driver navigation.
- Record road trips and save footage of your adventures.
Which car models feature car cameras?
Although car cameras were once considered rare, they are common in most newer car models. For example, the Subaru line (WRX, Legacy, Ascent, Outback, Impreza) features the EyeSight dashcam. In Canada, many Toyota and Lexus models have the option of factory dashcam installation. Other car models with built-in cameras include the Tesla Model S, Model X, and Model 3, and the BMW 3 Series, 8 Series, and X5.
How are car cameras repaired?
Car cameras contain sophisticated technology and electronics and should be repaired at an automotive service centre like Advance Auto Service. A professional automotive technician will diagnose any issue. Depending on the complexity of the problem, they will either reprogram the camera through the user interface or remove it from the dash and repair any malfunctioning parts.
Time for a Camera Checkup?
With two locations in Kamloops, Advance Auto Service provides vehicle maintenance, parts, and service across the entire Thompson-Nicola region. From car camera repair to fuel injector cleaning, we offer reliable automotive service at a fair price. Contact Us today to schedule a maintenance visit or repair.
From the team at Advance Auto Service in Kamloops