If you want a parking sensor kit for your car but did not have one installed by your dealer, you may wonder if it is still possible to have one put on your car. It is possible to do so and there are many after-market options that you can choose from. One option that is becoming increasingly popular is the electromagnetic parking sensor. This is because they do not require you to drill holes in your car in order to install them. This means that you will not be defacing your bumper in order to install your parking sensor.
Of course, even with electromagnetic parking sensors, there are several different factors that you need to consider. Here is information that may be able to help you choose the right system for your car.
What kind of vehicle do you have?
You need to factor in which kind of vehicle you have when choosing your parking sensor set. Some vehicles such as minivans and SUV’s may require different sensor systems than smaller vehicles would require. You also need to make sure that the system you are installing will work with the wiring system that is present in your vehicle. This is important as some sensor systems may not work with certain makes or models of vehicle.
There can be quite a difference in wiring between conventional wiring systems and new CAN bus systems that are present in many later model vehicles. You need to ensure that you will not short out or damage the wiring system in your vehicle by installing the wrong sensor system.
How much coverage do you want?
Do you want both front and rear monitoring for your vehicle? Some systems are not designed to cover both the front and rear bumpers. If you want coverage on both ends of your vehicle it can be a good idea to purchase a system that will handle both instead of purchasing one and trying to expand your system at a later date.
You also need to tell whether or not you are interested in a sensor system that provides you with a visual record of what is going on around you or whether you are interested in a system that emits a sound if you get too close to other vehicles. This can also help you narrow down which kind of system will meet your needs as closely as possible.
Does your vehicle have a tow bar installed?
You need to make sure that the system you choose can accommodate the tow bar or hook that is installed on your vehicle. This may not be an issue for sensors that only monitor the front of a vehicle but it can cause issues if you want all round monitoring on your vehicle. There are systems that cannot accommodate a towing system so you need to ask about this when choosing a system for your vehicle.
Installation is important
You need to make sure that your system is being properly installed by a technician that knows what they are doing so that you do not have to worry about your car being damaged during the installation process.