So you’re not in the market for a nerf bar, truck bed cover or winch? Are you looking for some practical ways to add accessories to your outdated truck, jeep, SUV or car? You can actually modernize your car without having to spend thousands on a new one. There are several sensible products for the frugally-minded available that can make travels easier, safer and more efficient.
Few accessories in your vehicle will give you more pleasure while driving than a nice aftermarket stereo. While new cars often offer Pandora, Netflix or other forms of internet entertainment built-in to the dash, your old clunker probably doesn’t have these modern luxuries. There are many aftermarket options that include Bluetooth and MP3 capabilities. There’s really no reason to be stuck listening to archaic radio stations that play the same ten songs over and over again. You can enjoy automatic syncing of your iPod, data from streaming devices, and listen to your entire music collection in your old car.
Many new vehicles have onboard navigation systems; if yours is older it probably does not. It is a fact that a GPS will relieve stress. With a GPS, never again will you feel lost and have to deal with the stress that brings. You won’t have to ask for directions and you won’t end up in a less than savory part of town. GPS’ easily lead you to restaurants, hospitals, gas stations and other necessities. And, if you know where you are going, it’s comforting to have a map easily visible. Many GPS make it easy to dodge traffic; sometimes you can bypass a traffic jam by skirting through side roads. They are timesavers and are a valuable resource for busy commuters.
Another viable GPS option is to use a Smart Phone with a GPS Data Plan as a navigation system. Cell phones are great additions to your car’s interior and obviously have multiple uses beyond simply navigation. Cell phones can also utilize Bluetooth making talking, texting and driving safe and legal. Many phones utilize talk-to-text features. iPhones and other Smart Phones are essentially like having small computers attached to the dash of your car. The options to improve your driving experience with them are limitless.
If you have kids or dogs, ditch the carpet floor mats and get some Husky Liners or mats from another top aftermarket floor liner manufacturer. New aftermarket floor mats seamlessly fit to your specific model’s floorboard and keep milk, lollipops, OJ and other carpet destroying food stuffs from smelling up and staining your already-too-old clunker’s floor. Even if you don’t have kids, get some new liners anyway, everybody spills coffee on the floor at some point!
Fog lights really work. If you live in an area of the country that has serious fog problems, these aftermarket lights are a great addition to any kind of vehicle. You can’t use high-beams on fog, and low-beams are often not strong enough. Add fog lights to your low-beams and you’re good to go! Instant visibility means increased safety, making fog lights well worth the aftermarket investment.
If it’s freezing outside, it is so nice to know that you won’t be freezing once you get inside your vehicle. And, if it’s ridiculously hot, remote start can help to start cooling your car down before you get in it. There’s no need to burn the backsides of your legs on leather seats, when it’s avoidable! Some may argue that an old vehicle with remote start is better than a new car without it.
New tires are expensive, but when your tires hit 50K to 60K miles, it’s usually time to update. New tires increase stability, fuel performance and the overall safety of your vehicle. Updating old tires is a responsible way to make your old car look a lot newer and make it a lot safer without having to buy a new one. Even though a new set can run $600 – $1200, it’s still cheaper than buying a brand new vehicle.
So you see, even if you think it’s a waste of money to update your vehicle with aftermarket parts, it’s really not. Think about it, you’ll save $10,000 – $20,000 by not having to buy a new vehicle. Tires will save you money on gas. A stereo will make your trip more enjoyable. GPS and Cell Phones can keep you safe and save you time from getting lost. Floor mats keep your car cleaner. Fog lights keep you safe in bad weather conditions by increasing your visibility. And a remote start just simply makes your life a lot more comfortable.
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