Reverse cameras were introduced into the mainstream market not so long ago. They are now quite popular and most new cars come fitted with one. Automatically designed to connect to the dash display when in reverse, these cameras are quite helpful and can help you in a number of ways. Read all about them below.
Reverse like a pro
Since driving was introduced, most people have struggled with reversing. And it's due to the lack of a clear line of sight to the back. With reverse cameras, however, this problem is no more. These cameras allow you to reverse like a pro anytime and anywhere, even at night. Colour-coded digital lines allow you to gauge the proximity of your rear bumper to nearby objects. Other cameras even guide you on how to steer when reversing.
Park quickly and safely
Straight reversing aside, parking is another dreaded activity for most drivers, especially novices. You have to make a number of reverse moves when parallel parking and you have no idea how close the vehicle behind you is. Again, reverse cameras take the struggle out of this process easily. By looking at your display, the camera feed allows you to not only park straight but to also avoid hitting the car behind you.
Keep an eye on the vehicles you're towing
Even if you don't think you need a camera to reverse you car, you will appreciate one when towing. Towing comes with the burden of dealing with a huge blind spot behind you. This is the case especially when you're towing large vehicles such as trailers, boats or caravans. A rearview camera allows you to keep an eye on your towed vehicles and to navigate much better when reversing.
Stay alert in unsafe areas/roads
It's unavoidable that, at some point, you are going to drive into an unsafe area. When this happens, it is important to keep an eye in all directions to ensure you're not caught off-guard by ill-intentioned individuals. Looking out the front and the sides is easy. Looking out the back is the real problem. But by simply engaging the reverse gear on your car, you can get a clear view of what is happening at the back without even turning back.
If your vehicle does not have a manufacturer rear view camera, you can still enjoy these benefits. All you have to do is buy an aftermarket unit. These are easily available and quite affordable today. The reverse camera installation process is fast and quite straightforward as well. But make sure a professional does the work to ensure its done right.