6 Most Useful Additions for Your Car in 2021
These days we spend more and more time in our cars.
12:55 25 January 2021
We drive to work, to dinner, to see our families, and take road trips across our great country. More time behind the wheel means more potential for using some cool, smart, and useful upgrades in our vehicles. There are, fortunately, so many options when it comes to finding useful gadgets and accessories for your car to make your journeys safer, more interesting, and more fun. Below, we have given you our top six. Read on to find out what they are.
1. Bluetooth Speakers
If you are spending a lot of time in your car, it is likely that at some point your phone has become a distraction. With a smart Bluetooth speaker, the danger of distracted driving is almost entirely removed. Anup, writer of https://www.liferejoice.com/best-bluetooth-speaker-for-cars/ told us “Specifically designed car Bluetooth speakers can really add a special touch to a car that doesn’t already have Bluetooth connectivity, as well as remove the dangers of handling a phone whilst driving.” These speakers have great sound and can even play your favorite tunes from your phone, all via voice control.
2. Dash Cam
It used to be the case that you’d only ever find a dashcam on a police vehicle. But, as more of us realized how useful they can be, they have become far more popular. There are so many benefits of using a dashcam. Recording all your vehicle's movements means that if you ever have a debate with another driver about a road incident, you will have footage to prove your case. It also helps reduce insurance premiums for that very reason. Insurers like to have footage to fight their dispute in court when needed.
3. Jump Starter
If your car has ever broken down with no-one around to help you, you’ll know that feeling of frustration and sometimes even fear. What do you do if you can’t get your car started in a remote area?! Well, with this gadget, you’ll never have to worry again. A small, portable battery powered jump starter. No longer will you have to wait for roadside assistance or ask a passer by if they have any jump cables in their trunk. Now, you will be able to jump start your own car in seconds and be back on the mov
4. Phone Mount
If you don’t already have a phone or tablet mounted in your car, you’re doing it all wrong. Mounting a phone or tablet is extremely simple and gives you access to so many great driving tools and apps. There are tens of free navigation apps, car monitoring apps, and entertainment apps that can add so much to your journey. Link your tablet to your bluetooth speaker for an extra boost of usefulness.
5. Key Finder
How many times have you gotten to your car and checked every pocket panicking about where your keys are? Hundreds? Same here. That was until we discovered Tile and other key tracking apps. With these great apps comes a keychain accessory - or tile - which emits a GPS signal. This means whenever you open the app you can see exactly where your keys are. You can also set alerts, so if your keys are not in their usual home, the app can warn you they have been moved. It is a great way of making sure your keys are always safe.
6. Tire Safety Monitor
Finally, a safety measure. It is estimated that less than 1 in 10 drivers actually check their tires before taking any lengthy journeys. But, tire safety is extremely important. If you lose tire pressure at high speed, you can quickly lose control of a vehicle. What if we told you there were easy-to-install devices that constantly checked your tire tread, pressure, and overall safety before, during, and after journeys? These monitors can either be standalone pieces of hardware mounted to your dashboard or link to apps on your mobile device. We like the mobile device version - you can even check your tires from your bed before starting a journey!
With these six useful, safe, and interesting upgrades to your car you will suddenly be able to enjoy your commute or road trip journey far more. The best thing about them all is that they won’t break the bank. None of the devices on our list here cost more than $50, even for a high-quality version. Shop around and find yourself, or rather your car, some amazing new useful upgrades.