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Auto tech is advancing like it’s nobody’s business, and those of us with older car models are simply sitting back and drooling at some of the cool features coming out in new cars in 2022.
If you’re feeling left out, don’t worry. There are still some awesome car accessories out there that you can purchase and install yourself, so you can feel like part of the club without having to buy a whole new car. Here are six things you can do.
Control the Temperature
Even if you don’t own a snazzy modern car, you can still get the heating or air conditioning running to have the perfect temp in your car by the time you get behind the wheel.
You can use a remote car starter to get your engine going from miles away. In this way, you’ll be able to get your temperature fixed up while you’re still looking for your house keys.
Mount Your Phone
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No infotainment system? No problem. You can still use your phone for GPS and playing DJ without needing to look down or use your hands if you use a magnetic phone mount. Stick one of these devices to your dash or in your aircon vents and viola.
In this way, you’ll be able to easily use your phone safely in the car. You can perform a hands-free unlock and view your GPS without needing to look down; this is a great way to prevent an accident.
Check Out What’s Happening Behind You
For those of us who are challenged when it comes to parking, seeing people with rear-view cameras is cause for side-splitting jealousy. If your vehicle didn’t come with this wonderful feature, you can now install it yourself.
Backup cameras are affordable and easy to set up in your car. No more reversing mishaps or struggles getting out of a tight parking lot.
Organise Your Trunk
If you’re the type who keeps half of their belongings in their car, you’ve probably run into one or two issues. A good solution to this is to simply invest in a few car organisation units and boxes.
You can pick from a range of trunk organisers that will help you to keep your car tidy, even if you seem to live out of it.
Work In the Car
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Obviously, this is an accessory for the passengers, since (hopefully) nobody will be using their laptop while driving.
However, mini car “desks” are a great option for those who need to work on a laptop on a long trip. These accessories are multifunctional and could serve as a snack table too.
Quit Losing Your Car Keys
If you’re constantly losing your keys but can’t simply ask your smartphone to help you locate them for you because you drive a 2007 model, you might need to invest in an AirTag to help keep track of your keys.
If you don’t have an iPhone or simply want an AirTag alternative, there are loads of other options too. These devices work using Bluetooth and will connect to an app on your phone.