We have all heard horror stories about people reversing over a pet, or even worse, a child. The truth is that rear view mirrors just don’t provide enough visibility of what is going on behind your car to avoid an accident. Most newer cars come with rear view cameras and now you can purchase and install your own to maximize driving safety.
Here’s how to install rear view camera:
1. Buy A Rear View Camera Kit. Most kits come ready with everything that you will need to install the camera as well as a handy instruction manual. You should not need to purchase any additional materials however you should read the box to ensure that the kit is all inclusive.
Alternatively, you can approach a local car mechanic or parts dealer to provide you with the best car rear view system for your make and model of car. They will probably also provide an installation service for you, minimizing the hassle and fuss in getting the latest technology installed on your car.
2. Install The Rear View Camera. Simply follow the instructions for installation that come with the kit. Those of us who are not particularly handy may need some extra help.
Do a little research and check out reviews to find the most user friendly car rear view system camera kit. Also look online for videos that will give you a step-by-step visual guide to the installation process. Make sure that any video material is relevant to the brand, make and model of rear view camera that you have purchased.
3. Get The Necessary Tools. You shouldn’t need anything more than a wrench and a screw diver to complete the installation. The wrench is to remove your rear licence plate to place the camera and the screw driver to tighten any screws.
However, in some cases, a hand drill may be necessary to make hole so that a wire can be passed into the trunk of the car. Just read the car kit you want to purchase to ensure you have the necessary tools.
4. Test The Camera Kit. After installation you should check whether the rear view camera is fully operational. If there are any problems, look for trouble shooting tips in the user manual or online. Check for any loose connections or wires that have been incorrectly connected.
Should you not be able to solve the problem, you can contact the manufacturer for advice. Don’t overlook the camera technology that enables you to provide backup safety with a backup camera for cars.