Although car accessories aren’t a ‘must have’, they can most certainly make your life safer, easier and cooler!
If you’re looking for some awesome car accessories to add to your vehicle, then look no further. We’ve got a list of our top ten favourites right here for you to check out!
1. The Garmin Dash Cam 20
A dash cam is exactly what it sounds like, a small camera that fixes to the dashboard of your car and records when you’re driving. Watching your videos can be fun, but in the case of an accident, you may find that a dash cam video makes the difference when it comes to claiming on your insurance. And this model is one of the best (and most affordable) around. From renowned GPS maker Garmin, the Dash Cam 20 is easy to set up and use, and it’s got a microphone too!
2. The Garmin Head Up Display
There’s one more item on our list from Garmin, and that’s their truly cool Head Up Display. This little gadget projects info onto your windscreen (including information from your GPS, as well as speed and even traffic info), so you’ll be just like a fighter pilot in the movies. And who doesn’t want that?!
3. The Parrot Minikit Smart Universal Bluetooth Car Kit
Bluetooth car kits are ten a penny these days, but this is one of our favourites. It mounts easily to the car, has great connectivity, is easy to use, and has good loud speakers. Plus, it’s very affordable. If you’re looking for an awesome bluetooth car kit so you can safely call from your car, then this Parrot gadget ticks all the boxes.
4. Car MD – Diagnostics Tool
Modern cars are all electronic, making it tough to know what a problem is or how to fix it. That’s where Car MD comes in. Simply connect it to your vehicle (you’ll need to find out where the diagnostic connection is from your car’s manual) and you’ll get the problem code (the code that a mechanic uses to know what’s wrong with your car). Better than that though, you’ll also get directed to a website that explains the problem as well as solutions in clear, easy to understand language. That means that you might be able to save on those mechanic bills…
5.The TomTom Go 40
Sure, you can use GPS on your smart phone. But if you’re looking for something a bit more permanent, then the TomTom Go 40 is your best bet. It’s affordable, but it’s also dead simple to use- meaning you don’t need an engineering degree to get directions. TomTom’s user interface is one of the simplest around, making finding your way as easy as pie.
6. The Accutire Digital Pressure Gauge
Keeping your tyres at the correct pressure lengthens their life, as well as keeping you nice and safe. And the Accutire Digital Pressure Gauge is the cheapest and simplest way to make sure that you’re driving on safe wheels. Seriously, it’s easy enough for a child to use. Find out more about tyre safety with our 8 Great Tips to Keep Your Wheels and Tyres Safe.
7. The Super Grip Dash Pad
Tired of things sliding around your car while you’re driving? Then grab one of these cheap Super Grip Dash Pads. There’s no adhesive necessary, and the pad will hold pretty much anything (including keys, spare change and even radar detectors) firmly in place while you’re on the go. How does it work? We’re not sure. But we suspect magic.
8. Piloti Driving Shoes
Um… driving shoes?! You might not be a racing driver, but Piloti’s Driving Shoes are actually very cool. They’re designed with a specially rounded heel that makes foot movement on pedals smooth. Plus, you’ll own a pair of racing driver shoes, which is awesome, right?!
9. The Alcosense Digital Breathalyser Lite
Get busted for drinking and driving and you can say goodbye to your driver’s license, as well as getting a large fine in the process. But with the Alcosense Digital Breathalyser Lite you’ll know exactly whether you’re okay to drive or not. Simply blow into the disposable plastic tube and get an accurate reading of your blood alcohol content. Elegant, simple, affordable, and most of all safe.
10. The Stanley Portable Battery Jump Charger
Never fear a drained battery again. The Stanley Portable Battery Jump Charger charges from a regular home electrical socket, and you can then carry it in your car just in case you should ever need an instant jump start. Plus, it includes a small compressor so you can inflate tyres, and even an LED light, so you can see what you’re doing. If you’re out on the road a lot, then this is going to be a worthy investment.
Car accessories can be great buys, and can certainly improve your driving experience. Just try not to buy all of these at once, or you might not have enough cash left for petrol 🙂
If you’ve heard of any great car accessories, please share them with us in the comments section.
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