A touch of modern functionality to your vehicle can enhance your driving experience, safety and comfort on the road. Although there are plenty of options to upgrade your current ride, here is our list of recommended car accessories in 2021.
1. Magnetic Sunshade
A magnetic sunshade allows for privacy in the car as well as block direct sunlight from entering the windows. This is super useful in hot climate countries, like Singapore. And it’s especially efficient in regulating the car temperature from inside.
Sunshades come in a variety of styles, with pull-up and magnetic sunshades being the most common. The former is difficult to install and remove, while the latter is easier to use. It easily attaches to your windows and provides better security too.
Regardless of the type of sunshade you intend to purchase, always mount the sunshade with the black side facing inside unless the instructions state otherwise.
But how do I install this magnetic sunshade in my car? Read on for a basic step-by-step installation guide.
Step 1: Align the bottom of the shade and magnetically adhere to the top of your window frame for your front seat windows.
Step 2: Repeat Step 1 for your rear seat windows.
Step 3: Ensure that the shades do not affect the winding up and down your windows. Try winding your windows up and down after installation!
Step 4: Close and open the car doors to verify that the shades do not fall off easily.
2. USB Car Charger
A multi USB charger is definitely essential, and should always be in the car to keep all of your devices charged along the way. This is particularly important if you spend a lot of time on the road!
3. Dash Camera
A dashcam is one of the best car electronic accessories you can purchase because it allows you to feel safe at all times while on the road. They can be crucial in the event of an accident, providing information to law enforcement and for insurance coverage when making a claim.
4. Anti-Fog Mirror Film
The mechanism of anti-fog technology helps to protect your rearview side mirrors from water, rain and fog. This ensures that your side mirrors are always clear and visible. Even though it’s more of a ‘safety accessory’, this is a definite must-have on all our cars.
5. Car Air Purifier
With the deteriorating air quality and the current pandemic, a car air purifier could be your new best friend. Fresh and purified air could help to steer us away from any disease brought on by the contaminated air. And doesn’t it just feel good when you step into a car that feels and smells fresh?
6. Vehicle Desk
Do you sometimes feel like you live in your car?
Designed to attach to your steering wheel, the vehicle desk can conveniently convert your car into a mobile office. If you need a well-positioned mobile desk or a less cumbersome way to eat your lunch, this dual-purpose tray is a must-have!
7. Portable Tyre Inflator
All you need is an affordable, simple-to-use, and dependable portable inflator that can help you keep your tyres in good shape wherever you go.
8. Head-Up Speed Monitor
Probably one of the minor annoyances of driving is having to look down every few seconds or minutes to check your speed. Owners of this car accessory will never have to deal with that frustration again!
9. Portable Jumpstart Kit
Investing in a portable car jump starter is one of the easiest ways to ensure that you’ll always have something to fall back on should your battery run flat. Because it’s always better to be safe than sorry… Plus, these jump starters are also relatively inexpensive to buy.
10. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
You’ll need one of these automotive gadgets if you want to check the pressure in your tyres!
Why is driving with the correct amount of tyre pressure important?
Well, if you drive with low tyre pressure, the handling of the car would be affected. Additionally, you will be accelerating the rate of wear and tear of your tyres, which means more costs for you! Furthermore, driving will insufficient tyre pressure and even lead to a blowout, and that’s super dangerous!
Bonus Item: Dog Seat Cover with Hammock
Have you always wanted to bring your furry friends along while you’re on the road?
This accessory keeps your dog nice and safe during drives because it forms a hammock by sticking to both the back and front headrests in your car. It also protects against stains and scratches, remaining fully safe and secure when the car is in motion.
Car accessories are optional but these practical additions could be a great investment to your commute. With the development of innovative and sophisticated technology, the driving experience is truly evolving.