When I purchased my vehicle, unfortunately, it did not come with a factory backup camera or collision-avoidance, parking sensors pre-installed. At the time, adding on these two backup and parking safety components didn’t occur to me and they were not offered as standard equipment options for my vehicle. So now I have my new vehicle that I love and enjoy and that I intend to keep for quite a long while. But it is missing a couple of very important pieces of safety equipment and features that would make my driving and parking experiences much easier and safer. As well as giving me peace of mind too.
Can I Get Parking Sensors And A Backup Camera If I Don’t Have Them On My Vehicle From The Factory?
So, what do you do when you purchase a new vehicle and these safety components were not offered as add-on options. Or, as in my case, the thought to have them added on to my vehicle only came months after the purchase was finalized and done. And what if you purchased a used vehicle instead of buying new off the lot? How can you still get these vital safety options on your vehicle?
I was thinking about what kinds of technologies I wanted to add to my car. Driver safety moved right to the top of my list. The statistics on distracted driving are quite unsettling. Thankfully, after doing some research and asking around, I learned that there are some great products out there that aid significantly in driver safety and can be added on to any vehicle you own. No matter how good a driver you are, you can’t control the times when you’re distracted because the kids are screaming in the back seat or when someone runs behind your vehicle while you’re parking. Does that resonate with any of you moms?
Increasing The Safety And Awareness Of A Vehicle While Reducing Worry And Stress Too
These safety product options are backup cameras and parking sensors. They make you much more aware of your surroundings. It’s actually quite difficult to run into something when you have these technologies installed on to your vehicle because of how accurate, quick and responsive they are. Whether you decide to have just one or both added on, you’ll notice a big difference in how comfortable and secure you feel while driving.
It’s A Responsible Decision; Protect Your Loved Ones And Those Around You
As a woman, choosing to have these products installed doesn’t mean you’re not an excellent driver. It’s actually saying that you care about the safety of your vehicle, those around you, and the ones you love and are taking the initiative to protect them.
Gain An Extra Eye With Backup Cameras
A backup camera allows you to have up to a 180-degree view of what is behind your vehicle. These cameras are also quite small and barely noticeable on your vehicle. Many times, they are installed right above your license plate. The extreme weather in Alaska will never be an issue for these function and reliability of these cameras because they are created to be weatherproof and to handle harsh environments.
Another great feature of backup cameras is assistance when driving in the dark, which for me can be the most difficult time to drive. But with a backup camera, you’ll be able to clearly see what’s behind you in the dark with night vision functionality so you will be safe and protected no matter what time of day you are out driving.
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One last great feature that comes with many backup cameras is the addition of parking assist guidelines that show up on the screen integrated along with the camera into the image. These allow you to back up much easier, straight into a parking spot with ease.
Okay, Great, We’ve Got Our Camera Now, But How Do I See This Thing?
There are a few options when it comes to choosing how you want to view the image from your camera. If your vehicle already has a factory in-dash screen, your backup camera most often can be integrated right into the existing screen that you already have and you’ll be able to view your image right from there. Another option is to have a new in-dash, touchscreen unit installed to replace the factory radio giving you a large screen to connect it to along with an awesome new multimedia source unit with tons of other great features. My personal favorite option is a replacement rearview mirror that has an embedded screen built into it. When you’re driving, it looks like a normal mirror. And when your vehicle is placed in reverse, the hidden LCD screen appears and you have a great, clear and convenient view of your camera’s image.
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Now let’s talk about parking sensors. They are about the size of a nickel and they mount flat and flush into your bumper. They are fairly unnoticeable and can be painted to match the vehicle’s body for further cosmetic integration. The parking sensors work by sending out ultrasonic waves that reflect and bounce off any objects around your vehicle, returning then to the parking sensors and letting the vehicle know that there is object detection and potential collision. You’ll hear a beeping noise that will beep faster as you get closer to an object. You can also have these sensors installed on the front of your vehicle for “full-around” coverage.
Parking Sensors And Backup Cameras Working Together Create Better Drivers
With a backup camera and parking sensors together, you’ll no longer worry about running over the bike your child left in the driveway. Parallel parking or parking in tight spaces also become a piece of cake. Backing up at night. Driving around small children. Your entire driving experience will be easier and more stress-free.
Better Safety Is Something Every Car On The Road Needs. Stop By Perfectionist And Ask For Yours Today
Stop by Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security in Anchorage, Alaska, and meet the wonderful sales team there. They will get to know you and help you decide which of these products will be most beneficial for you. You can Contact Them Here.