The cars available in the market come with several modern features. With an increase in the number of features, the price of cars has also increased. Many buyers who are budget constrained often opt for lower variants and opt for aftermarket accessories. We’ve seen several car customization videos where owners install accessories to make it look like a superior variant. In this way, the owner can install only the accessories he wants in his car. It also saves a lot of money. Here we have a list of 10 such car accessories that would help you improve the overall car ownership experience.
Stereo with USB/AUX/Bluetooth playback or touchscreen infotainment system
The car is a space where you spend long hours after your home. For the same reason, you should have some kind of entertainment inside the car. Aftermarket touchscreen infotainment systems from several brands are available on the market. If you don’t want a touchscreen infotainment system, you can opt for a stereo with built-in Bluetooth that would allow you to connect your phone or other devices. Depending on the price, the quality of the touchscreen or stereo system would vary.
Tire inflator and tubeless tire puncture kit
A flat tire can happen to anyone and anywhere. It’s always a good idea to have a portable tire inflator and a tubeless tire puncture repair kit. On highways and busy roads, you can easily find a puncture repair shop, but on less busy roads, finding a puncture shop can be a problem. It’s always a good idea to travel prepared. You can buy the portable tire inflator online. The same goes for the puncture repair kit.
Car Vacuum Cleaner
If you are a person who likes to keep the interior of the car clean but does not like to go to the detailer frequently, then you will find a car vacuum cleaner useful. As the name suggests, it is a smaller version of the vacuum cleaner that we normally find in our house. It is small and portable and can be powered by simply plugging into the car’s 12 volt socket.
Dash/Windshield Phone Holder
Smartphones now occupy an important place in our lives. Many use the phone while driving to look up directions and navigation. You can buy a good stand for your phone where you can easily put your phone and use it without being distracted from the road. There are brackets that can be installed either on the windshield or on the dashboard.
After the second wave of the pandemic, many people started exploring new places in their cars. Many use their car for such road trips. If you are one of them then a car power inverter is something you would need in your car. It is powered by the car’s 12 volt socket (DC power supply) and makes it available for multiple devices (AC power supply). Using an inverter ensures that your car fuse does not blow while you charge your devices on the go.
Mobile charger with multiple charging pins
Mobile phones or smartphones have become an integral part of our lives. Keeping the smartphone charged is a high priority for many. Many cars now offer a wireless charging feature, but if your phone does not support wireless charging, you can opt for a mobile car charger. There are different types of charging pins available in the market and a charger with multiple pins would be much more useful as you never know which one might come in handy.
Security system and speed lock
A security system is actually an accessory that everyone must have in their car. On an economy car, it has two uses. It acts as a theft deterrent and also allows the car a keyless entry feature. A central locking function allows you to lock and unlock the car using a remote control without inserting the key into the keyhole. If you live in an area where cars are prone to theft, a shift lock would be a good investment.
Reversing parking sensors and camera
Finding a parking space, especially in metropolitan cities, is a daunting task. Parking spaces are usually cramped and parking a car in such spaces can be cumbersome. As per the new rule, even the base variant of the car comes with a parking sensor which gives you an idea if there is an obstacle behind the car or not. If you want things to be much more convenient, install a rear view camera. This can also be associated with the aftermarket touchscreen in the car.
Aftermarket air conditioning
The automatic climate control feature is usually offered in higher variants of cars. Economy cars do not benefit from this feature. In small cars, the manufacturer offers only manual air conditioning. There are aftermarket air conditioning modules available for sale in the market. This allows occupants to set a particular temperature and the module automatically adjusts the temperature inside the cabin.
All weather floor mats and car scent
Sometimes when we get into a car, we notice a foul smell. Keeping a car perfume would solve this problem. A basic car scent can be installed on the AC vents and it would spread the smell inside the cabin. The floor of a car is an area that gets dirty easily. There are a variety of floor mats now available in the market that would help you keep the floors clean. All-weather floor mats are one of them.