If you’re like most Americans, your car is probably very important to you. The average American will spend about 37,935 hours driving a car in their lifetime. So why not make those hours behind the wheel the smoothest ride possible? To make driving an effortless task, we’ve curated a list of some of the best car accessories you can get.
Magnets–do they work?
Stop looking at your lap to get directions from your phone, or relying on your friends to tell you to turn at the last possible second. Instead, try a magnetic car mount. For about $16.00 you can get one for your windshield or air vent. The magnet allows your phone to snap in instantly (so you avoid fighting with your car mount) and you no longer have to worry about veering off the side of the road when you look at your GPS directions.
No Aux? No prob
You and your friends get into your car and you’re ready to hit the road. One problem– there’s no aux cord in your car. How are you possibly going to get anywhere if you can’t listen to your favorite tunes!?
Easy– you can get a Bluetooth transmitter for your car, set the station and play music to your heart’s content. And the best part? You’ll never have to drive without music again! Most Bluetooth transmitters will only run you about $18.00, and some models even come with a USB port to charge your phone! So stop listening to stations that always play prescription commercials, and enjoy a car ride with your own personal tunes.
Avoid scams with a dash cam
Ever heard of swoop and squat? This is a scam that con-artists sometimes pull to try and commit insurance fraud.
Imagine driving slowly through your neighborhood, when a car suddenly swoops in front of your car and then slams on the breaks, causing you to rear-end them. All of a sudden they’re claiming an injury, and the so-called “bystanders” (their friends who “witnessed” the “accident”) are saying you were at fault. Now you’re stuck in a lawsuit and paying money for something that wasn’t your fault.
But a dash cam will only cost you about $100.00.This investment can save you thousands of dollars in damages, and help defend against fraud. You’re welcome.
Coffee lovers rejoice!
Are you running late to work (again)? You probably didn’t get a chance to make coffee– how will you ever live?! Easy–get a coffee maker for your car. Enjoy the sound and smell of a fresh pot of coffee being made, and pour yourself a cup when you get to work. One of these miracle machines will cost you about $25.00. Mornings will never be the same.
Clean your trunk please
All of your stuff is neatly organized in the trunk of your car, right? We’ll believe you, but just in case it’s not, how about getting a trunk organizer? For about $20.00, you can stop pretending all that clutter isn’t there and finally get it organized! Don’t forget to throw out stuff you don’t need while you’re at it (we’ll keep quiet about that leftover food you thought you got rid of).
Now that you’ve upgraded your ride, you’re ready to hit the road! But don’t forget the most important thing — car insurance. Stay protected and get covered today. Just call (800)892-4308 or click to get covered - whether you need renters insurance quotes online or coverage anywhere else!
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