Having a dash cam in your car is a great way to always have a witness with you.

However, getting the device installed into your car can be tricky, with lots of wires to contend with. But did you know that you can get your dash cam professionally fitted at Halfords? Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know about getting your dash cam installed.

Where should I fit my dash cam?

Most dash cams are attached to the windscreen using a suction cup.

Simple enough, but it’s important to think about where on your windscreen your dash cam should go. The camera needs to go somewhere where it won’t obscure your view out of the front window, but where it has a clear view of the road ahead.

The best place to put a dash cam in most cars is behind the rear-view mirror. It gives a great view of everything and doesn’t spoil your own view in the process!

If your dash cam has a screen, this should be facing towards you. Some prefer to have this turned on while driving while others leave it off. If you find the screen in any way distracting, we’d advise you to turn it off.

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Rear facing dash cams

For that extra coverage, you can also get a rear facing dash cam.

These can be found in a front and rear facing dash cam packages, a dash cam bundle or bought separately, and usually attach to the front facing dash cam or can be fitted to the back window. They’re a great way to get extra footage and that added security.

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Halfords dash cam fitting service

Once the dash cam’s in place, where’s the power cable meant to go?

Here at Halfords, we can hardwire your dash cam into your car for you. This means that the cable is kept out of the way, and the camera will turn on automatically as soon as you turn on your car’s ignition. There are no dangling wires, and you can be reassured that your dash cam is always keeping an eye out in case anything happens. It also means that your 12v socket is freed up for charging other devices, like your sat nav or phone.

It’s a stress-free way to get your dash cam installed, without having to wrestle with cables!

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Halfords Mobile Services

As if that wasn’t convenient enough, we even offer a mobile fitting service.

Through our Mobile Experts, one of our trained technicians can meet you at home or at your workplace, making your life easier. Next day fittings are available, and you can even book the service 7 days a week.

Discover more about our mobile dash cam fitting service here.


Getting a dash cam fitted has never been easier! To discover our full range of dash cams, head over to Halfords.com. For more tech advice, visit our advice and help centre.

Remember, if you want your dash cam professionally fitted, you want Halfords.