Cars have gained popularity only in recent decades. However, they quickly migrated to become one of the essential parts of every person’s life whereas a hundred years ago they were a luxury that not everyone could afford. Vehicles have greatly improved over time and only two years ago there were over 227 million licensed drivers only in the United States and the numbers keep growing around the world.
Along with improvement in cars themselves, throughout the years a number of gadgets for vehicles emerged in the market attracting attention and almost becoming essential for most car drivers. Here is a list of 4 car tools that are very convenient and often needed by drivers!
1. Heads Up Display
A head up display (HUD) first gained popularity as a preinstalled part of cars in 2014 when the upgrade cost around 1,000 USD. The device is used to project important information in a drivers’ line of view and keep them focused on the road. Using this gadget is simple and straightforward, for even those who are not particularly knowledgeable on technology, and can be connected to the driver’s smartphone. A connection to the phone allows the driver to answer or decline phone calls, see texts and receive directions through the car HUD display. Controlling the gadget is even easier with gestures and nowadays these devices are sold separately at a much lower cost and are compatible with most cars.
2. Dash Camera
Dash cameras are very useful tools for drivers. These gadgets are easy to install in a car and very useful to keep an eye on the road and increase safety. A dash camera can be very helpful in stressful situations such as hit and runs, car accidents, theft and so on. Drivers will always be aware of what happened with their car even if they are not present and can use footage from the camera in case of attempted insurance fraud which has become very common lately.
3. Mini Cooler/ Heater
If you travel by car a lot, you may often run into the problem of storing items that need to be kept either in a cool or hot environment. Of course, it is hard to maintain low temperatures for things during hot summers or high temperatures in cold winters. This is when a mini cooler/heater in the vehicle can be a lifesaver. You can easily keep your food tasty as well as fresh with the gadget.
4. Tire Monitoring System
A gadget that monitors tire pressure in the car over time can be very useful for drivers. The system is also easy to install as all that the driver has to do is placing small sensors on each tire. This feature can be extremely helpful in climates where winters are harsh in order to improve the performance of the car. The device alerts drivers about quick leaks in the tires, the pressure is low or when one of the sensors is not working allowing them to extend the tire life. All in all, a tire pressure monitoring gadget can be useful for rough climates and long trips as all of these tools do.