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15 Must Have Car Accessories

U.S. drivers spend an average of 51 minutes driving every day, according to AAA. That is a significant portion of time every day, so your ride should be comfortable.

“While most new cars come loaded with features, they don’t always come with everything you need,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent auto insurance agency.

Whether you are looking to upgrade or customize your ride, below we have listed car accessories and gadgets to make your commute or road trip more convenient, safe and efficient.

Weatherproof floor liners – Spending more hours in the car can mean more mess inside it. Floor mats are a good solution to keeping a vehicle’s floor clean. Make sure to order them deep enough to contain spills.

Heavy duty straps – You never can be sure what you’ll need to haul. For many DIYers, that translates to moving oddly-shaped items back (and forth) from the home improvement store, or hauling mounds of cardboard boxes or old junk to the dump.

Beam flashlight – Carrying a high-quality flashlight in a glovebox or console is never a bad idea for road trips or daily commutes.

Phone mount – To view any type of map on your phone navigation application while driving, you need a phone mount. These accessories are not a permanent fixture to your car. These easy-to-install accessories work well with mostly all kinds of phones and swivel in all directions.

Back up camera – Once you’ve used a good backup camera, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it. It’s a godsend in tight parking situations, especially for parallel parking on a crowded street. Plus, it can literally be a lifesaver, preventing the kind of backover accidents that occur to at least 50 children every week (some are fatal), according to kidsandcars.org nonprofit safety advocacy group.

https://www.kidsandcars.org/how-kids-get-hurt/backovers/

Jump start kit – For those times the car doesn’t start, you need a jump starter. Most new jump starters include the bonus of added accessories that will save you money.

USB charger – Many cars have integrated USB battery chargers, but you will end up requiring extra as you begin to accumulate more gadgets and eventually require even more charging ports. The good news is, this accessory is a convenient charger that can charge multiple devices at once. As well as, a lot of these chargers are affordable, too.

Stinger –A stinger is a handy gadget that will help you quickly smash your car window glasses, allowing you a fast exist. Generally, the car windows and doors obtain obstructed during a roadway crash. A stinger also has a slim blade on its back, which allows you to free up a jammed seat belt.

Hydraulic jack – A blowout requires a jack. The new variety of hydraulic jacks are light-weight, small, and easy to keep in your vehicle. Gone are the days of fiddling on the side of the road with getting the jack together and lifting your car.

Car tool set – Much like the hydraulic jack, this tool set serves when your car has a blowout. Besides, your hydraulic jack would be useless unless you have the tools required to fix your car. This kit is also great for all kinds of minor vehicle repair work.

Bluetooth transmitter – A Bluetooth transmitter is a device that can conveniently link to your smart device and play music from your phone or MicroSD card. It additionally lets you take pleasure in hands-free calling with the integrated microphone.

GreatFlorida Insurance wants to remind you, as you add cool customized accessories to your car, make sure you have the proper car insurance in case or theft or an accident.

Looking for affordable car insurance? GreatFlorida Insurance agents can help you find the right policy to suit your budget and needs.

https://www.greatflorida.com/florida-auto-insurance
Ellsworth Buckhttp://www.greatflorida.com/
Since 2003, Ellsworth has served as Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, a network of independent, franchised insurance agents located throughout Florida. During his tenure he has helped the franchise grow to more than 100 independent locations state wide. He is a 20+ year veteran of the Florida Insurance industry and is a graduate West Virginia University, earning his M.B.A in 1984. He lives with his wife in Stuart, Florida. For more information visit: www.greatflorida.com

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