A: Rearview cameras, which project an image of what's behind a truck on either a dashboard screen or rearview mirror screen when the transmission is shifted to reverse, have become more common on new vehicles, and are now found even on some entry-level models.... and they're about to become mandatory. Earlier this year, the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a long delayed ruling requiring that all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds must include, from the factory, a back-up camera beginning in May 2018.The ruling is the result of safety advocates pushing for the technology to prevent what's known as "backover" accidents that happen when a driver doesn't see a person behind the vehicle and then rolls over him while backing out. Tragically, the most frequent victims are children. According to KidsandCars.org, an average of 50 children are backed over every week in the U.S., resulting in at least two fatalities. But even though the NHTSA rule doesn't go into effect for several years and many more cars and trucks now have cameras, you don't have to wait until your next vehicle purchase to get a back-up camera for an extra measure of safety. You'll find a variety of back-up camera systems for do-it-yourselfers available right here on our site.
Q: Why buy from GM Backup Cams?
A: We have been in business for over 7 years and were the first company to offer a fully integrated aftermarket solution for GM, Ford, and Ram full-size trucks. We've sold over 3,500 camera systems to date and continue to grow with ever growing technologies! GM Backup Cams is your one stop shop for backup cameras and accessories. Browse our site for Aftermarket and OEM style backup cameras, sensors, monitors, and more! We stock only the highest quality products and we stand behind everything we sell. Our kits are guaranteed to fit properly the first time and we're always here to help by answering any questions you may have!
Q: Are there any other benefits to adding a Back-Up Camera kit?
A: In addition to the safety benefits of a back-up camera, there are other advantages to adding this technology to your car or truck. One is being able to see how close you are to objects while maneuvering a vehicle into a tight space, such as when parallel parking. Back-up cameras also come in handy if you tow a trailer or boat. If you get a camera with wide-angle capability, you may never need another person to help you line up a hitch on the back of your vehicle.