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Buyers Guide To Rear View Car Camera Systems

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.


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