Are you debating whether or not to get a dashcam? Here's what you need to know to help you come to a decision.
What is a dash cam used for?
Dash cams are all about providing you with that bit of protection in the event of an accident and will help you to prove that you're not at fault. However, if you were at fault, then your dash cam can't help you.
Generally though, having a dash cam in your car can work wonders and is a great thing to have should you ever have an accident. If you use a dash cam already, then you'll know how great they are and just how important it is to make sure that you're being careful, and driving like you should be.
If you're not and you have an accident that turns out to be your fault, don't think that you can just delete some footage as it doesn't work like that. Also, imagine what the police would think if they were to ever view your dash cam footage and find that it was missing a big chunk of footage. Would look dodgy, wouldn't it? You shouldn't have to worry about this anyway because you'll be driving safely.
How a dash cam works
To put it simply, a dash cam basically records what's happening there and then, right in front of you. So if an accident were to happen while you were driving on the road, this is where your dash cam could come in handy. If you don't want to be blamed for an accident that wasn't your fault, or have to take a portion of the blame, then it might be worth investing in a dash cam now if you haven't already.
Your average dash cam will just record video footage, but there are others that are a bit more advanced and can record audio too. If you're looking for something that has that little bit extra too, then you can even get yourself a dash cam that has GPS and can be used to sense a crash. You'll also be able to save the footage that occurred just before the accident. How amazing is that!
In terms of how the dash cam starts recording, it will start recording once you've plugged it in inside your car and your car is turned on. That's for your standard dash cams anyway. You can also get dash cams that have fancy built-in screens, which allow you to view the footage, without having to plug the dash cam into a computer or anything like that.
Why you should buy a dash cam for your car
If you want to protect your good name and your no-claims bonus, then getting a dash cam could be right up your street.
We've probably all witnessed at least one horrific car accident in our lives, or perhaps watched one that has been recorded, so we know just how terrifying that can be. Without a dash cam in your car, proving whose fault an accident was can be really difficult. It's not very often now that you'll see a car without a dash cam these days as they have become so popular.
If for whatever reason you were to have an accident, fingers crossed that doesn't happen, but if it did and you had a dash cam, this could help you when it comes to speeding up a claim and potentially reducing your insurance costs. If you've had an accident in your car, whether it was your fault or not, and it's ruined your car that bad that you now need to get rid of it, we can help. We have been helping people by taking their car off their hands for years now and we're confident that we can help you with yours too.
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