It doesn’t matter how good a driver you are, we all need a little bit of help sometimes. Whether its the increasingly small parking spaces in the local supermarket, or judging your distance when it’s pitch black or pouring down with rain.
This is where parking sensors (or park assist) comes in handy. They can be retro-fitted to vehicles which did not have them fitted from new, and they are simple to operate.
The most popular parking sensors are rear parking sensors. When they are fitted as an aftermarket component, they are usually surface mounted like you can see in the picture above.
If fitted from new by some manufacturers (eg BMW, VW, etc) you may find that the rear parking sensors are recessed into the bumper rather than being surface mounted. This requires a bumper with mounts behind the bumper face for this type of installation. We are now able to supply and install recessed parking sensors for most make & models without bumper modification or replacement.
Not as common as front sensors, it is possible to have front parking sensors both retro fitted or fitted from the factory.
Although visibility at the front is usually a lot better than out of the rear of the car, these are particularly useful when fitted to vehicles such as the newer VW Beetle which has a deep dashboard, and a bonnet which slopes away, making it difficult to judge where the end of the front bumper is.
Our standard surface fit fit parking sensors come pre-painted in a range of colours (seen opposite) which match fairly close to most bumper colours, or for a small charge, we can paint/colour code them to match in with your bumper colour.
This gives a more discrete look, but does not affect the operation of the park assist sensors.
We also supply & fit premium flush fit sensors which are more ‘Factory Fit’ look, and have a longer warranty period. These are always painted to match the colour of the bumper for the closes OEM look.
To find out more information and prices of our Front & Rear Parking Sensor fitting service, get your Parking Sensor Price Guide or call us on 01743 466100.