Dash cam fitting can be overwhelming for beginners who aren't familiar with wires, leaving most people wondering how much it will cost to get a professional dash cam fitting.
To install the average dash cam in a car can cost £50-£200, this all comes down to the range of dashcam you have, your location and the type of fitting you require, for example, it will cost more to hardwire types of dash cams which are front and rear rather than single.
We have put together a short guide below that will tell you all you need to know about dash camera installation, whether or not you should get it done professionally and alternative ways to fit your dash cam that can cost less.
As we mentioned above, it can cost anything from £50-£200 to get your dash cam hardwiring fitted depending on where you go and other factors.
Some stores such as Halfords may offer a complete package where they provide you with the dash cam as well as dash cam installation which can often lower the cost but this means you don't have a wide pick of models.
Rear-facing dash cam models will cost more as they will have to do a more complicated cam fitting service, but this is a great way to ensure your dashcam comes with a warranty too.
For people who are familiar with wires and are car DIY savvy, you might not think a cam fitting service is worth it when you could install it yourself into your vehicle, but many people opt for this cam hardwiring services as it saves you time.
Getting your dashcam fitted professionally is also great because -
If you don't want to pay to get your dashcam professionally fitted, you could always try hardwiring your dashcam in yourself, but this does require some skills and for you to be knowledgeable of the fuse box in your model of vehicle.
Luckily, you can power your dashcam in a few other ways if you want to avoid the hardwire process.
Overall, we recommend paying to get your dashcam professionally fitted, as not only does this save you time, but also makes sure your hardwiring is done correctly. If you don't want to hardwire your dashcam in, you can always buy a cigarette lighter to fit it or an external battery for power.
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