At Driven Sound and Security in Marquette, we offer our clients a wide variety of accessories to make driving your vehicle more entertaining, more comfortable, and safer. One convenience and safety feature that you may not know you can add to your vehicle is an ultrasonic parking sensor. Adding parking sensors can help take the stress out of parallel parking in a tight spot, as well as make it quicker and easier to maneuver in traffic. It is also a great safety feature, since it will alert you if there is anything behind your vehicle that you can’t see in your mirrors.
Adding Parking Sensors to Your Vehicle
Yes, many new vehicles do come with sensors already factory-installed, but we can add them to most vehicles on the road today. The sensors mount in the front and rear bumpers in holes cut with a special drill bit that allows for a precise fit. We spread the locations across the bumper area to make sure the entire area is covered and at the proper height. We run the sensor wires back to an area of the dash where the main control unit is mounted.
How Do They Work?
Parking sensors use ultrasonic waves that they emit and then receive back after the waves off a nearby object. Once your vehicle is in reverse, a tone increases in frequency as you approach an object. When you get about a foot away, the tone becomes constant, letting you know it is time to reverse direction. The ultrasonic waves work just as well at night as they do during the day – an advantage over just using a backup camera.
Choose Audible – or Audible and Visual
You can choose a model that gives you an audible alert with tones that get closer together, or a model with a dash-mounted control box that also gives you a visual display with bars or approximate distance in addition to an audible alert as you get close to the bumper of the vehicle (or some other object) behind you. Either way, you get feedback to help you maneuver into that parking spot.
Upgrade Your Vehicle
The technology in new vehicles keeps advancing to make them better, safer and more convenient. Vehicles are also staying on the road longer and longer. Adding the latest safety features to your vehicle allows you to keep it longer while still enjoying the benefits of those features. We can add a wide variety of the latest technology to help you keep your vehicle longer without sacrificing the safety and convenience found in newer vehicles.
Don’t let yourself get into a fender-bender trying to parallel park in a tight spot without help. Our sales and installation experts can help you with adding parking sensors to your vehicle, as well as other safety and convenience features. Come on by Driven Sound and Security to see what we have to offer, or click here for more information.