Ever since someone ran into my new car, caused loads of damage and then blamed me(!) I have had a Dash Cam. It’s a camera that continually records your journey and therefore you have a permanent record of any event, should something go wrong. This seems particularly important when we hear so many stories about ‘cash for crash’ incidents.
My previous camera was ok but I was never sure it was working, and then one day I tested it and found that it hadn’t been working for a while. I had spoken to Julian, our guest for RAC products, about their RAC 03 Dash Cam and it sounded absolutely perfect.
It’s a bit different from others as it goes over your rear view mirror and effectively replaces it. This was the first thing I noticed as it is much bigger than my existing one and actually better quality. The screen to view the footage of what is recorded just ‘appears’ as if by magic in the mirror and the screen size is massive. I was worried that it wouldn’t be able to ‘dip’ the rear view mirror when cars were behind me, but the mirror is tinted and I have found that I haven’t had to touch it since it was installed.
Installing it was a joy! I already had a power supply from my old Dash Cam (in the form of an accessory socket) and so it only took 10 minutes from start to finish. The footage is super high-definition and as you can see from the video it is so clear. It is also in exactly the right place to view the warning signals of approaching safety cameras etc.. Because it’s your mirror!
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I really like this version of the Dash Cam and I am very happy I have one in my car which I now rely on. If you like looking after your car you may also like the Karcher K2 Compact Pressure Washer to wash it easily.
Or if the hose and washer are too much trouble, this Greased Lighting waterless wash system is great.
And a must for the winter season… an ice scraper: did you know that the Highway Code says you have to scrape ALL the ice and snow from ALL your windows, roof boot and bonnet, before driving off? You need the right tool for that (not an ‘ol credit card)!