Whether you’re driving an out-of-the-box car or a vehicle that comes with a history, accessorising your ride is one way to make you feel more comfortable on the road. In this guide, we will share a selection of helpful car accessories with you – just to make life more convenient.
In This Guide:
- Car accessories to make life easier
- Car accessories for safety
- Car accessories that help save money
- Car accessories for older vehicles
Car accessories to make life easier
Bluetooth auxiliary jack adapters
If your car has an auxiliary jack but no Bluetooth functionality, then a Bluetooth auxiliary jack adapter could be a useful addition. Once inserted, you will be able to pair your phone with the device so that you can make and receive phone calls without handling your phone while driving. You can also use this type of device to stream your favourite tunes, which is pretty cool!
A wireless endoscope
Your car has hundreds of nooks and crannies which many of us refer to as “black holes” (where if you drop something in your car, you might as well say goodbye to that object forever). But this is all if you don’t have an amazing wireless endoscope at your disposal. Modern car endoscopes have the ability to locate and retrieve small items, thanks to their multiple attachments. Many even come with cameras that connect to your smartphone so that the view is projected onto your screen. And, for those who know their way around a vehicle’s engine, the scope can also be used to inspect cylinder walls and other connections.
Car accessories for safety
GPS tracking devices
Vehicle tracking devices are probably one of modern technology’s most ingenious inventions. Not only do they work as a deterrent to keep criminals away from your car in the first place, but they can also help you to track down your vehicle if it is stolen. Advanced tracking systems can even encourage you to drive safer. For example, they can tell you when you are braking too harshly or if you are exceeding a speed limit.
Some accessories are helpful, and some are just for fun. A quality dashcam ticks both boxes! These very clever recording devices can be attached to your car to capture adventures out in the wild or they can even be used to grab some interesting YouTube footage. At the same time, they can also record any criminal activity and accidents, which could be super helpful if you need to make a car insurance claim.
Car accessories that help save money
A tyre gauge
Most modern cars come standard with a built-in tyre monitoring system. But there’s one catch. The warning light usually only comes on when the pressure is 25% lower than the recommended measurement. This doesn’t help if there are kilometres ahead of you before you reach the nearest service station. What does help is a tyre gauge which can be used to check tyres periodically, to continuously maintain the perfect pressure specified to your vehicle.
How does this save you money?
Firstly, it can help to avoid a blown tyre, which would need to be replaced. Secondly, under-inflated tyres can reduce your fuel mileage. And on top of it all, tyres that aren’t maintained at the right pressure can wear and tear faster, reducing their lifespan. Enough said.
Car accessories for older vehicles
Car audio cassette adapter
Your car may be an older model but that doesn’t mean that you can’t keep up with the times. For example, a car audio cassette adapter is a brilliant way to turn your vintage ride into a modern-day machine. All you need to do is place the cassette adapter into your vehicle’s cassette player and then connect the headphone jack to your smartphone. Now you’ll be able to play music, listen to podcasts, and listen to GPS directions via your car’s speakers.