It’s one thing to visit the auto shop every once in a while to keep your car in top shape, but it’s another to have the latest gadgets installed and maximize its functionalities.
Some of these gadgets are tailored specifically for your smart devices, while others are very simple add-ons that work wonders. In any case, they augment the capabilities of your already awesome car and you shouldn’t be missing out on any of them.
Bluetooth Audio Receiver
Whether it’s just a trip to the office or a nice long drive, time inside the car just isn’t as enjoyable without the music you love! You can always opt for the FM radio, but the road vibe isn’t the same if it isn’t your playlist you’re listening to, right?
You won’t have to worry about forgetting to bring your CDs anymore since you will probably not going to forget to bring your smartphone! Connect it to the receiver, and play whatever music on your phone you want – with just one tap.
In addition, if someone calls you while driving, you can speak with that someone through your car’s speakers. Very functional, isn’t it?
USB Car Charger
This one isn’t anything new; it’s been around for a while now. However, getting a USB car charger is a no-brainer.
Driving for a few hours equates to basically a full charge on your phone or whatever smart device you have plugged into your car. You can keep looping your playlist over and over without running out of juice – it’s a perfect match for your Bluetooth receiver. This particular gadget is so useful that it will probably be still on next year’s must-haves list!
Smart Device Mount
Many have experienced placing their phones in their pocket and then struggling to get it when it rings. Others see their phones skidding on the dashboard after a sharp left turn. Some can’t find their phones at all.
A smart device mounts easily alleviate these problems. It keeps your device firmly in place and allows easy access to the screen. You won’t have to look away from the road to tap the “answer” button again.
Blind Spot Mirrors
People used to glance at their side mirrors before turning to see if any cars are too close. It worked well, too, but today? Come on, motorcycles are literally everywhere. You can look both ways all you want, but there’s always that one motorcycle that seemingly materializes out of nowhere.
You probably already know, but this is one of the main reasons why accidents happen in the Philippines. The problem here is that some cyclists tend to see every 30 inches of space as an area with which they can blast through the traffic. If those 30 inches happened to be just nearby, but far enough so that they aren’t visible on your side mirrors, prepare for a two-wheeled surprise.
Blind spot mirrors increase the angle with which you can see what’s happening around your car. It’s as simple as sticking it on your side mirrors and you will be able to see if any vehicle is approaching you too quickly. From there, you can figure out what the rider’s next step will be, and adjust accordingly.
It’s a very simple accessory, but it can prevent accidents and lessen time stuck in traffic.
One could argue that this isn’t necessary, especially if the only purpose of your car is taking you from point A to point B, then back again – on a daily basis.
It’s a fair point. However, if you have some free time, extra money, and a car, it’s always fun to round up your buddies and go on a road trip. This means going on exciting ventures, enjoying the breeze, or anything you can think of – just not getting lost.
With a navigation GPS device, you won’t have to worry about accidentally ending up in a completely different city. It accurately shows where you are, provides directions to your destination, and even estimates how much time it would take for you to get there.
There’s the option of using smartphone apps for navigation. However, you must always remember that you cannot you rely on your cellular data connection all the time. In this regard, GPS is, without question, the best choice that you can take.
Technology is rapidly growing around smart devices, and you owe it to yourself to install some of that technology on your car. There are lots of different options, but one thing’s common in all of them – they’ll make your driving experience easier and more fun!