You’ve probably read about dash cams (or in-car cameras) as the next big thing for motorists. But why? What do they do? Here are our top 5 reasons for getting a dash cam. Already know you want one but aren’t quite sure which one to get? Have a look at our buyer’s guide.
- Record accidents and bad driving
Let’s take a look at the most obvious (and least pleasant) reason first! A dash cam will record any accidents, so you have some evidence if you’re getting in trouble for something that wasn’t your fault. They can give you some peace of mind and save you a big headache if the worst happens.
- Cheaper insurance premiums
OK, this isn’t always a guarantee. However, insurers are starting to wise up about dash cams, and how they can save both you (and them!) a lot of money. Research shows that more insurance providers are accepting dash cam footage in the claims process. Even better, some insurers are now offering reduced premiums to drivers who use dash cams!
- Safer parking
Obviously a dash cam isn’t going to stop anybody from damaging your parked car. If you use one that’s powered on all the time, then at least you’ll have some evidence in the event of a hit and run or vandalism. It can make the ordeal much less painful, and help you to claim back for the damage caused.
- You can share videos from your adventures!
It’s not all doom and gloom when it comes to dash cams. They’re there to help keep you out of trouble, but you can also use them to save any wacky things you might see out on the road. Just look at the footage of the Russian meteor or any of the other weird and wonderful dash cam videos that have gone viral. You could be the next online sensation – or maybe just entertain your mates…
- Dash cams can make you a better driver
This one’s a bit more left field. We hope you’re a safe and sensible driver anyway, but have you ever noticed that when you have a passenger, you’re much smoother on the controls and generally a more considerate driver all-round? Having a dash cam in the car can have a similar effect, because you don’t want to look bad if you have to record something! We’re not guaranteeing that your mpg will go up and your service costs will go down, but you never know!
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