Rearview cameras for cars, trucks, and SUVs are becoming a popular feature. These cameras allow you to see what’s directly behind your vehicle when backing up.
Here’s how it works.
Most commonly, a small video camera is attached near the rear license plate of your vehicle.
When your vehicle is in reverse, you can see a rearview video image on a small monitor inside your vehicle. This helps when backing up, especially in parking lots and tight situations.
A lot of new cars, trucks, and SUVs offer rearview cameras as a premium option.
For used car owners, there are a lot of aftermarket options involving rearview cameras.
If you’re looking for a rearview camera for your car here is what you need to know.
Price: Aftermarket rearview cameras can cost between $50 and $350 or more. It all depends on the camera and video screen size. For new cars, they’re usually included in the higher-end classes of vehicle models.
Installation: Some aftermarket cameras are easy to install on your own. Others may require professional help because the wiring is required. With new cars, they come pre-installed.
Benefits: Rearview cameras will add an extra level of safety when your vehicle is in reverse. However, if you are a safe and cautious driver, you will be just fine without one.
If you’re unsure whether or not to get a rearview camera, try one out while you test driving a new vehicle. You could also ask a mechanic during your next Phoenix oil change or Tucson auto air conditioning repair.