9 Must Have Auto Accessories


Automakers do a great deal to make today’s cars, trucks and vans more comfortable and accommodating than ever before. There are new features like satellite radio built in, new infotainment systems, heated seats and much, much more. Of course, there’s simply no way an automaker can account for every little thing you might want or need, so auto accessory makers have to step in to fill the gap. There’s a wide, wide world of accessories out there for your vehicle, but which are “must have” options? Here are some of the most important.

1. Tire Gauge

We’ll start our list with some of the more mundane yet essential options. One of the most important is a tire pressure gauge. This ensures that you’re able to easily and accurately check your tires at all times. Even if your car has a tire monitoring system built into it, you should still have a tire gauge on hand at all times. You can opt for either analog or digital. Digital technology is more accurate, but these models require batteries and they tend to be larger. Analog gauges might be a little less accurate, but you never need to worry about the batteries being dead.

2. Jumper Cables

A dead battery is frustrating in the extreme, particularly if you have to wait for someone to come along and help out. That situation is compounded if you don’t have jumper cables (the other driver might not either, meaning you’re in no better shape than you were). Make sure you have a set of jumper cables on hand at all times in your car. There are several options here, ranging from compact sets designed to tuck away easily to those that come with their own battery pack. You just need to make sure to keep the battery charged at all times.

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