Parking sensors are pretty much de rigueur for new cars these days – and if they aren’t you can get them fitted to the car as an extra from us and we can assure you they will match the colour and look like factory fitted(Subject to specific model and colour coding). Whether or not they are something that stops drivers taking responsibility for parking and for ‘bumps’ or not, they can be considered part of the unexpected bumps and saving insurance claims in case of accidently hitting an object.
Parking Sensors features are that “detects obstacles behind you and also in front of your car if you wish, to aid your parking and enable you to get into those tight spots without damaging your car”, there are three different types of parking sensor, each with their own benefits and, unfortunately, each with their own drawbacks.
Ultrasonic parking sensors
Ultrasonic parking sensors use sound waves that are emitted from the sensor that beep when detecting vehicles or objects around the car, the beeping noise getting faster as you near it.
The only problem is that the sound waves may not pick everything up, and it is possible that they may miss bollards or posts because they are too this to reflect sound. They also can miss “peripheral objects that are not directly behind the car, such as a low wall to the side.” So it is still important to check your mirrors as well as relying on the sensors.
Rear facing parking cameras shows you just what is behind you without you having to look, and usually come on automatically once the car is put into reverse. In cars that feature this, they often come as part of a (quite expensive) package that includes SatNav.
Views of the road behind can be limited, and aren’t particularly good at night, in poor visibility weather, and when the camera is dirty.
With parking sensors of some sort, insurance premiums may be reduced (depending on the company, of course) but please remember that although parking sensors are there to make parking easier and safer, they are not there to replace the judgement of the driver and their use of mirrors. They are AN AID, not a replacement for judgement.
Not only does window film have these benefits but it also keeps your car looking good! To view examples of our work and the various styles of window films please visit our gallery.
We also have a no gap top edge service available(ask for prices). Instead of trimming the top edge of your window we use point files to file the excess tint. This gives the effect of the tint being part of the glass.