There's nothing more annoying than setting up your dashcam mount, only for it to keep falling off your window screen, this can be the case with suction cup mechanisms and adhesive in tapes which can lose their stickiness over time.
If your dashcam keeps falling off your windscreen then it's likely due to poor-quality dashcam installation, the surface might not have been prepared properly before or the piece of tape and the suction mount has lost its stickiness.
Within our guide below, we will discuss the problems which can cause your dashcam to fall off your windscreen, how to install both adhesive tapes and suction mounts with your dashcam as well as a few tips to help keep your dashcam stuck where it needs to be!
Dashcams should be securely stuck to your windscreen at all times, if they fall during driving not only do they disrupt the recording but also they can be dangerous and distracting.
Adhesive tapes and suctions cups are known as types of mounts that can be prone to falling over time, we've listed the common factors which can cause this below.
For your dashcam to last with suction cup mounts, you have to ensure that you've installed them properly on the windscreen.
We've listed the best steps to install your dashcam with suction mounts below.
Installing your dashcam with adhesive tape is slightly different than installing it with a suction cup, we've listed our best way for long-term installation below.
You might be wondering if different types of mounts stick for longer, well, suction mounts are your best choice if you are looking to stick your dashcam to smooth surfaces, they also allow you to remove the cup over time.
Adhesive tapes on the other hand are best if you want to keep your dashcam attached for a long time, you can't remove your dashcam if you do decide to tape it on, however. They are also more discreet than suctions cups.
If you've tried installing your dashcam with the types of mounts above but it keeps falling, don't panic, we have a few other tips to help keep your dashcam where it's meant to be.
Can water help my suction cup to stick?
Water can help to fill air pockets around the suction cup and make it stick better, you should avoid using too much water however as it can also do the reverse.
Why does adhesive tape stop being sticky?
Adhesive tape can lose its stickiness over time due to the sun or moisture, it also becomes less bonded as it gets older.
How can I make a suction cup sticky again?
You can use heat to make your suction cup sticky again, this could be with a glue gun or by holding a lighter over the back of your suction cup.
Where should my dashcam be on my windscreen?
Your dashcam should be in the centre of your window screen preferably with your rear-view mirror is or even as your rearview mirror. The cam should not disrupt your line of vision of safety and minimise distraction when driving.
Can a suction cup hold a lot of weight?
A suction cup can hold a fair amount of weight, the bigger the size of the suction cup the better it will be at holding heavier objects and cams.
To conclude, if your dashcam keeps falling off your windscreen then you need to make sure it was installed properly. The best way to keep your dashcam mounted is by making sure the surface is clean and that it's the right size for your cam, if your cam keeps falling off we would suggest buying replacement adhesive or suction cup since your old one might have worn off.
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