How Do Backup Cameras Work?

At Sill-TerHar Mazda, we've begun to sell used vehicles in recent years that are equipped with new technologies like backup cameras. Chances are that if your current car doesn't have a backup camera, the next one will. If you're new to this technology, we think you'll be surprised at how convenient it can be.

Backup cameras get their name because typically they activate when you put your vehicle in reverse to back up. At that point, a camera mounted in a rear trim piece will turn on and provide a view of what's directly behind you. This gives you better visibility as you backup because the camera can see below your back window.

As a safety feature, backup cameras can also trigger alerts when they detect an object moving near the rear of your vehicle as it backs up. They also come in handy when backing up into tight spaces.

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