Learn how to use your backup camera like a pro!

Learn how to use your backup camera like a pro!
Toyota is one of the most innovative and technologically advanced automotive companies there is- and that’s why they’re constantly making improvements to their vehicles. Every year, new Toyota vehicles get safe, more convenient and more tech savvy. New Toyota near Charlotte are some of the safest cars on the market thanks to handy convenience features that Toyota is making more and more prevalent. One of these great features is the car backup camera! With an integrated backup camera, driving a N Charlotte Toyota is safer and easier.

How do you use this feature in a N Charlotte Toyota?

The best part about the technology in new Toyota cars is that it is easy to use! Utilizing the backup camera in your car is easy, all you have to do is:
  • Shift into reverse! To begin using your backup camera, put your N Charlotte Toyota into reverse. When you do this, your display screen with controls will switch to the view of the camera placed on the rear of your car.
  • Utilize the guidelines. Also on the screen are colored guidelines or a projected path that can help you distinguish how close or far away you are to the objects behind you. They are also helpful for lining your car up with the painted parking space lines.
  • Use your mirrors, too! Don’t completely rely on your rearview camera. Before you back up, check your backup camera, rear view mirror and side view mirrors. Once you’ve determined it is safe, begin backing up your N Charlotte Toyota.

What’s so great about a backup camera?

The National Safety Council reports that nearly 25 percent of car accidents are due to poor backing habits. Some drivers admit that they use less caution when backing out in places like parking lots and garages because they are not driving at high speeds or traveling far distances.
There is actually a new law in the works that will require all vehicles to be equipped with a rearview camera. Like we mentioned before, Toyota is an innovative company and they have already begun putting this technology in almost every new Toyota car. Most of new N Charlotte Toyota cars have this feature – even some of the base models!
If you’re wondering how else this technology can help besides backing out of a parking spot –there may be a lot of uses you’re missing! This convenience feature can help you with a number of tasks including:
  • Exiting your driveway and pulling into the street safely.
  • Parallel parking! Now you can use the camera to see how close or far away you are from the curb, sidewalk and car behind you.
  • Hitching your N Charlotte Toyota up to your trailer. Line up the trailer hitch to the tongue of the trailer perfectly, on the first try!
Driving safer begins with the purchase of a new Toyota! To get behind the wheel of a vehicle with tons of great features like an integrated backup camera, visit us at 13429 Statesville Road, just off of I-77 at exit 23!