Top must-have car accessories

Posted by: Cal on 26/08/2013

Category: General

When you've made the step of investing in a great car, you want to get as much out of it as possible. It's not enough simply to drive to and from work each day - you've got to enjoy it! And for many people, part of that enjoyment is the joy of accessorising.

Yes, your car can be accessorised just like your bedroom and your outfit or anything else. There's a whole world of car accessories out there just waiting to be discovered, no matter where your interests lie. Here are some of our top picks - and some of these items are bound to make your Christmas wish list. 

Don't get lost

A global positioning satellite (GPS) system is a must-have for any driver, especially if you're prone to taking a wrong turn or five. Many of these devices are particularly advanced and can actually tell you additional information such as what the weather is like where you're headed or whether there's any traffic congestion. These gems have definitely come in handy for many a long-lost driver.

Look out behind you!

Have you ever reversed out of a car park only to scrape off a big chunk of paint or create a huge dent all thanks to a badly placed pillar? What about curbing your car on the sidewalk as you back out of a driveway? Well you don't need to worry about forking out for a new paint job or panel beater again if you choose to invest in some rear-view cameras which can show you on a screen in your dashboard just what's behind and to the side of your car. Handy!

Take the wheel

Want to glam up your vehicle a little bit but don't quite know how? A steering wheel cover is a great place to start. These snake around your steering wheel and come in a variety of colours and patterns, so you won't have to stick with your plain old basic one for much longer. If you'd like just a touch of fun then a nice floral design might work for you, and for the truly daring, there are even some pink fluffy options to work into your vehicle's decor!

Hitting the road

Would you love to make your car tyres and wheels stand out? Unique hubcaps can really help your car to make an impression on the crowd while you're cruising the streets, so get creative and find the perfect hubcap that really expresses you.

The right scent

If you're spending a lot of time on the road then you'll want to make sure that your car is a place that's enjoyable to spend time in. You don't want to be worrying about last night's takeaways or some old gym gear stinking up your vehicle, so invest in an air freshener of your favourite scent. Jasmine, vanilla, cocoa, lemon and rose are just a few of the options available to you.

A sweet sound system

Driving down highways as the scenery rolls on by isn't very much fun without the perfect soundtrack to go with it all, so make sure your car is decked out with a good quality sound system. CD players can still be useful, but these days being able to connect your MP3 player is the most important thing. Make sure you've got some snazzy speakers on your hands and set off towards the horizon with some of your besties in the back seat singing along.