If you have a car that you drive to and from work every day or that you use on a regular basis, in a way it becomes your second home. You spend a lot of time in the car, so it’s worth it to invest some time into putting the right accessories in your vehicle to make it more convenient and comfortable.
Some accessories in a car are essential for emergencies, such as a spare tire and jumper cables. Others make your car more organised and comfortable, such as a backseat organiser or heated seat covers. Here are some great ideas for accessories that you should consider having within your car.
Spare Tire, Tire Iron and Tire Jack
Every car should have this, just in case you get a flat tire while you are on the road. If you aren’t sure how to change a tire, watch a Youtube video to teach yourself as it is a skill that every car owner should know. Here is a helpful guide to changing a tire that you can reference. You might also want to carry with you a tire inflation tool and a sealant so that you can plug a leak in your tire until you get to the auto repair shop.
It is also important to have these, just in case you ever need to jump start your car. You can also pack an emergency battery booster, so that there is no need to rely on the hope that a Good Samaritan will come along.
A Boot Liner
No matter what messy stuff you are carrying in the boot of your car, whether it is your muddy football boots, your wet camping gear or supplies from the gardening store, a boot liner is really helpful for protecting the interior of your boot. There is car boot cover for every car no matter the shape and size or material, so take a look around to find one that fits your specific car. You will get a better fit if you look for the boot liner that matches the specific model of car – for example if you have a Audi you can look for a Audi boot liner.
To avoid your vehicle becoming a rubbish heap on wheels, it is very helpful to have a rubbish bin somewhere in the car. This can just be a small plastic container, or there are even rubbish bins that are specifically designed for cars. You will get in the habit of putting your food wrappers and drink cups in the bin rather than just throwing them carelessly into the back seat and making your car messy and smelly. Then, whenever you have a spare moment you can empty out your car’s rubbish bin and keep it nice and tidy.
USB Mobile Device Charger
This is a very convenient accessory to have within your car, as it means that you will be able to keep your phone charged while on long journeys. There are many different types of chargers, some that allow you to plug in multiple devices.
A perfect solution if you travel with kids, a backseat car organiser hangs over the back of the front seat and provides lots of little pockets for storing books, toys and snacks. This means that you can carefully organise everything and keep your backseat from getting overly cluttered and messy – but the little ones will still be able to read a book or a toy when they want it.
Gel Seat Cushion
Tired of having a numb bum after those long drives? Invest in a good quality gel seat cushion for your car. It will mould to the shape of your bottom in order to offer you the ultimate in comfort. You will wonder why you ever sat on an uncomfortable and ordinary car seat at all!
These are just a few of the best accessories that every car should have. After all, if you are going to be using your car every day and spending so much time in it, it’s worth investing a little bit into it in order to make it as comfortable and convenient as possible. Have fun and happy driving!