7 reasons why a dash cam is a must-have
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7 reasons why a dash cam is a must-have

Here are seven reasons why investing in a dash camera is one of the best decisions you can make as a motorist.

Dash cam / iStock
Dash cam / iStock

Installing a dash cam has not only become popular over the last few years, but it is becoming increasingly necessary.

A dash cam records every detail that takes place both on the road and inside the car. With car safety being a concern for all motorists, one of the best things you can do to ensure your car is safe is installing a dash cam.

Not only will you get peace of mind, but it can also save your thousands of Rands.

Dreamworks Autohouse, the car care experts, have shared eight benefits of having a dash cam.

Immediate proof of accidents/ incidents

Having a dash cam can be the difference between insurance pay-out and a denied claim.

There is nothing worse than insurance refusing to pay for your accident claim because you cannot prove that you were not the one at fault. Having a dash cam provides you with evidence in the claims process.

The perfect solution for undisciplined drivers

Reckless driving is one of the major causes of accidents and deaths in South Africa. It not only puts the driver’s life at risk but everyone else’s. 

One of the ways to reduce reckless driving is to report it.

Arrive Alive has introduced the National Traffic Call Centre (NTCC) to give easy access to drivers and pedestrians to report bad drivers, unsafe vehicles and reckless and negligent driver behaviour; as well as fraud and corruption within the traffic situation.

Having a dash cam will be great evidence for reporting undisciplined drivers.

Monitoring of fleet vehicles drivers

Are you a business owner who needs to monitor fleet? A dash cam is a perfect solution for you. If your drivers are involved in an accident or a traffic violation, the dash cam footage can be used as evidence to prove their guilt or innocence. It can even be used to settle fines or disputes with the traffic department.

Ideal for worried parents of younger drivers

Parents worry when their children go on the road or drive on their own. With a dash camera installed in the car, you will be able to monitor exactly what happens when your child drives. You can check how they drive and what else they do with the car. This can even help you train them to improve their driving. 

Prevention of insurance claim fraud

A dash cam can help you avoid becoming a victim of insurance fraud. If you have a dash cam installed on your car, you are able to prove your innocence. It can help prove the fraudsters' antics to the relevant authorities.

Record your road trip

A dash cam is one of the best gadgets you can get for your road trip. While driving you might miss some amazing features or incidents along the road. A dash cam is a perfect tool to capture those hilarious unexpected moments and amazing scenes. 

Instant recording on burglary or theft even when the vehicle is stationary

The high rate of vehicle theft and burglary is a major concern for most motorists. One of the best ways to deter theft and help track your car if it’s stolen is installing a dash cam.

Dreamworks Autohouse specialise in valet & detailing, mag wheel repairs, parking sensors + rear cameras, anti-smash + grab tinting, vehicle wraps + dash cams. Visit them at 27 Meridian Drive, Umhlanga Ridge or at www.dreamworksautohouse.co.za.

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