If you have decided to purchase a dash cam for your car, you might be wondering the best way to fit it.

Getting your dash cam fitted can be fiddly as you need to make sure it's in the right position, however most can be installed easily with either a hard-wiring kit or a power cable depending on how you want it fitted.

We've listed out the most common fitting options below to help you out.

How To Fit Your Dash Cam In Different Ways

There are two main ways to install your dash cam in your car, number one being through hard-wiring it, number two being by connecting it to your cigarette lighter.

Unless you have a battery powered dash cam you will need to choose either option when installing. You can also pay your local DIY shop to fit these for you.

Hard-wiring your dash cam

Hard-wiring your dash cam into your cars fuse box is one of the most common and neatest ways to install your dash cam. This can be done pretty easily with a kit.

Use your cigarette power supply

This option is much quicker and easier than hard-wiring your camera into your car.

*It is worth noting that different dash cams comes with different power cable lengths, so it may not be as easy to hide the wires.

Advantages & Disadvantages

Now we've explained how to fit your dash cam with the two most common options above, its good to familiarise yourself with the advantages and disadvantages of each option before deciding.

Hard-wiring

Pros

Cons

Cigarette Lighter

Pros

Cons

Overall, the best option as you can see would be to hard-wire your dash cam into your car, this keeps its neat and your lighter port free.

How To Hide Dash Cam Wires

Now you've learned how to fit your dash cam into your car, there are some tips and tricks to keep your wires hidden when installing, after all, no-one wants cables lying all over their car.

If you really are concerned about cables being shown with your dash cam, there's always the option of going for a battery powered dash cam or even using your smartphone.

FAQs

Will my dash cam turn off when I turn my car off?

Some dash cams have the ability to keep recording when your car has a power outage, either due to an accident or when put in 'parking mode'.

Where should I mount my dash cam?

You should position your dash cam in a way that doesn't affect your view when driving.

Why should I use a dash cam?

Dash cams provide first-hand evidence of road accidents and can lower your insurance costs.

Dashcam Experts

Dash Cams are gaining a lot of popularity worldwide these days because they protect drivers in a variety of ways. Insurance claims from accidents, police corruption, and other criminal activities are all recorded on these cameras so perpetrators can be prosecuted.

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