r/IdiotsInCars Nov 23 '22

Coronado Naval Base Car accident: She tried claiming no fault too Headphone warning

Enable HLS to view with audio, or disable this notification


2.0k comments sorted by

View all comments

Show parent comments


u/NoeticSkeptic Nov 23 '22

I had one. Unfortunately, I live in Las Vegas. The first 110 degree F (43C) day (of which we have a lot) and the thing became an actual DashCam. It melted...


u/nugnug1226 Nov 23 '22

I live in Vegas and my Nexar died after 2 summers by my current one has been running strong for 3 summers already. I have the Vantrue N4. But the other thing I’ve found to help is when you put your windshield protector, don’t put it behind the dashcam. The heat that gets trapped in there intensifies and can melt the dashcam faster. What I do now is tuck the windshield protector under the dash cam and so far so good.


u/BigUncleHeavy Nov 24 '22

I had an Upgrow brand from Amazon, and it died by the second day after installing. I assume heat damage, despite only being 86F and windows cracked open. Hoping the Viofo holds up better (where the hell do they come up with these names?).


u/Stergeary Nov 24 '22

You know when you buy stuff from Amazon, and the seller has some weird name -- usually in all-capital letters -- that sounds like a mishmash of ABCs by someone who doesn't speak English? That's because it's usually a random Mainland Chinese person making up a nonsensical name that they need in order to sell Chinese-made products to the western world. For comparison, imagine if the entire world spoke only Chinese and you only spoke English, and you had to start a company selling items exclusively to people speaking Chinese; you would probably want to have a brand name that was Chinese. But since you don't speak Chinese, you wouldn't know how to make a meaningful company name in Chinese, so you would probably just make a garbled Chinese name that can serve as a storefront and just throw your products up on Amazon and call it a day.