Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here at Dash Cam Wizard we understand that there may be a lot of questions if you're purchasing a dash cam for the first time.

To help with some of the most commonly asked questions we've compiled the list below for you to check.

Though if you still have unanswered questions, please fill out our Contact Form to get ahold of our team to help you out!

What is a dash cam?

A dashboard camera or "dash cam" is a device that allows you to record the surroundings and / or interior of your vehicle.

Why do I need a dash cam?

The main purpose of a dash cam is to protect you in the event of an accident. With a dash cam you will have video evidence of an accident that happens on the road.

Whether you're trying to convince your insurer or law enforcement the party at fault for an accident or capturing vehicle information for a hit-and-run incident, having a dash cam will provide video evidence of what occurred. Having this extra protection on the road is invaluable and provides a sense of security for one of your most valuable possessions, your vehicle.

Where do dash cams get their power?

All dash cams will come with a car power cable that uses the 12V cigarette lighter to power the camera. This cable will provide power while the car is turned on but will power off the dash cam when the car is turned off.


Most manufacturers also offer a hardwiring kit which will plug into the car's fuse box and allows additional dash cam functionality. If you are wanting a dash cam with the Parking Mode feature, you will also need to pick up the hardwiring kit along with your dash cam purchase. Using the hardwiring kit allows the dash cam to pull power from the 12V car battery even when the car is turned off. To make sure you don't run your battery too low while away from your vehicle, these hardwiring kits will also come with a low-voltage shutoff that will cut power to the dash cam if your vehicle battery happens to drain past a good charge level.

Will the memory card fill up and dash cam stop recording?

No, the memory card in your dash cam will not reach it's capacity and stop recording your adventures on the road. All the dash cams we offer provide Loop Recording, which is the ability to overwrite footage in a constant loop. If there is a recording you wish to save, you can save the file from your dash cam's app or directly on the dash cam itself.

Does the Dash Cam Come with an SD Card?

It depends on the dash cam manufacturer. Make sure to check "In The Box" on the product page to see if it includes an SD card with the dash cam purchase.