Trendy car accessories are always fun to have, but they don’t always come cheap or easy to install. We picked out five of the most popular and trendy car accessories available on the market today that would not only look great on your vehicle. But also be easy to install so you won’t have to shell out $100 just to get it up there!
Car Dash Cam
A dash cam is a camera installed in your car that records video of your driving. While it’s not required to have one, I’m convinced that every driver should have one. After all, we share roads with idiots, and there’s no telling what kind of crazy things they might do while behind the wheel. Even if you think you’re an excellent driver (and I doubt anyone truly believes that), everyone has a bad day once in a while. And recording it can be helpful if you get into an accident or accused of committing a traffic violation. As someone who’s been on both sides. As a lawyer and as a victim. I can tell you for sure that people are more honest when their actions are recorded than when they aren’t.
Car Jump Starter
Being stranded is stressful. Let’s face it—it’s no fun. There are some things you can do in advance to keep yourself from being stuck on the side of a deserted road with nothing but your cell phone and a bag of beef jerky to keep you company. Investing in a jump starter for your car is an excellent way to prevent that dreaded dead battery scenario from ever happening again, and more importantly. It makes for a great conversation piece at parties.
Magnetic Phone Car Mount Holder
Since smartphones have become such an integral part of our lives, you may have found yourself using your GPS more often than not. This can lead to unsafe driving or awkward passenger situations where your GPS navigator is trying to read directions while driving. The solution? A magnetic phone car mount holder. These magnetic car mount holders work by magnetically attaching your smartphone to a vent. Ensuring that you won’t get distracted behind the wheel and stay safer on the road. After all, it’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to multitasking in a moving vehicle!
If you have a teen driver in your household, it might be time to ditch their smartphone and get them something more useful. Like a GPS tracker. These gadgets allow you to track everywhere your car goes, allowing you to check up on whether or not they’re driving responsibly. Plus, once installed, many can send alerts if you’re going too fast or veering out of your lane.
Steering wheel covers
Covers don’t just protect your wheel from wear and tear, they can be a great addition to your car’s aesthetics. They are available in a wide variety of designs and textures that come with different price tags. Pick one that fits your personality and budget. But choose wisely — some covers get thrown out after a few months of use. Steering wheel covers help make driving more comfortable for people who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome or other forms of joint pain that affect hands and fingers.
A hand vacuum is a unique vehicle accessory. Unlike other types of vacuums, a hand vacuum can clean both messes in your car as well as dust. And dirt from hard-to-reach spots around your home. Not only that, but it’s more efficient to use than you think! Use one in conjunction with your current home cleaning routine or opt for one that connects directly to your car’s cigarette lighter. Most models are extremely compact and lightweight, so storing it in either location won’t be an issue.