Wondering what are the most essential car accessories that you must have for your car? There are accessories that you will want, and there are accessories that you will need! Flat tyre, drained out battery, rain water, dirty foot marks, minor scratches and dents, etc, apart from the occasional car trouble, these are the kind of things that can leave you irritated. While advanced automotive technology has reduced car owners’ problems, no one likes to see their car breakdown or in poor condition. So, we talked to some of our customers to find out what kind of things they wanted in their cars at all times. We have created a list that is not exhaustive but covers essential car accessories.
Owning a car in India is an experience like no other. If you don’t have a garage, you probably have a car cleaner who couldn’t care less, or you spend a few hours cleaning your car every week. You probably care about keeping your car protected from direct sun exposure, dust, dirt, and things like bird poo, but never thought of the ultimate solution. Car covers are one of the most essential car accessories in countries like India. If your car can be covered, all you have to do is remove the cover, sit in the car and drive.
Seat covers and mats
After covering the exterior of the car, we move on to the interior, where you will spend most of your time when commuting. Many cars today come with seat covers and floor mats. However, most of the time, these essential car accessories don’t meet your exact needs or taste. For example, you don’t want to have your car factory seat covers dirty or ripped because it will make a difference in the resale market. Likewise, you do not want to spoil the car floor and therefore you need good quality floor mats.
Puncture Repair Kit
An important part of your vehicle is the set of tyres. But sometimes, you don’t realise that you have a flat tyre until much later. Often you find it’s flat when come back to your parked vehicle, and since it’s not ideal to drive in this condition, you find yourself stranded. Well, with the huge availability of tubeless tires on almost all cars, flat tyre repair kits are becoming more popular and can help you out in such times.
Are you good with roads, or do you tend to forget your way? Perhaps you tune out to your favourite tracks, and end up taking a wrong turn? While it doesn’t happen everyday, but when it does, a navigation system is more than just your best friend. While mobile phones usually work with google maps, but they drain out your battery. Besides, using a hand-held device while driving may cost you more than the navigation system, so why not just buy one for the car? Unlike your phone, which may also lose its connection, your navigator browser connects directly to satellites and stays connected at all times.
Parking Sensors & Camera
You might be a good driver, but does that mean your parking skills are also good? With parking spaces becoming more tight, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find comfortable parking spaces. Parking sensors and reverse cameras help us avoid trouble, not to mention the wrecked bumpers and their repair bills. Some cars come equipped with parking sensors and others with parking cameras straight from the factory, but we think these features are a must for every car to be safe.
Your car may be quite reliable, but it can run out of battery, especially if the battery is nearing its end of life. Sometimes on a cold morning too, the battery needs a jump start. Some of you may have also had a car breakdown, where your car refuses to start. It’s a moment you will never want to face. Here’s when having proper jumper cables can get you out of a tight spot instantly. People may refuse to help you by towing your car, but not if the solution is as simple as drawing some power from their car battery.
Car Infotainment System
Driving on Indian roads can be quite a mind numbing experience. You turn on the radio, and its either got the same old commercial hits on repeat or bombarded with heavy advertisement. By the time you reach your destination, you have consumed 2000 brands along with 2 of your least favourite songs. Why not invest in a high quality car android player with SIM, and forget about the chaos outside your car? The in-built SIM gives you internet inside your car, and also a phone number that you can make calls from. In-built GPS Vehicle tracker and Google Maps mean that you never lose your car or take a wrong turn while driving. Imagine all this at your finger tips without the need to use your smartphone. IntelliPlay by Trak N Tell is India’s first Intelligent Android Car Stereo and will change your driving experience forever.
High Quality Speakers
A good car music system is great, but without amazing speakers and amplifiers, your car is as good as a boombox. When driving, you need crystal clear sound along with enough amplitude to get the maximum out of your head unit.
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