It’s 2020, and cars have come a long way since the days of old. The
classic car phone may have all but vanished, but several newer, shinier gadgets
have come along to take us into a new era of car technology. As well as the
tech, there have been a whole host of new inventions to make our driving
experiences better than they were.
But with so much choice now available to us, how do we determine the
dapper from the dud? The flimsy from the flash? The practical from the
pointless? Take a look at some of our personal favourite offerings, giving you
the chance to enjoy a nice piece of kit without having to shell out fortunes. Oh,
and we’ve also included some of the worst car inventions or products we’ve had
the misfortunate to come across – after seeing what we have to say about these
you’ll definitely be looking elsewhere for your next purchase (if you know
what’s good for you, that is!)
- TyrePal Solar –
Tyre pressure issues are something every driver will have had to deal with at
some point, no matter their level of experience. TyrePal’s Solar is a real
handy piece of tech which sticks to your dashboard, alerting you if your tyre
pressure goes above (or below) your pre-set limits, or even if your tyre has
become too hot. A one-time purchase of £99 could see you avoid plenty more in
new tyre costs, and more importantly could even prevent car crashes.
- LDesign Bluetooth FM Transmitter – There’s
only so much radio we can take, you know? Offering echo cancellation, noise
suppression and an in-built microphone as well as its own charging port, this
Bluetooth transmitter will have you bopping along to your tunes of choice in no
- Tile Mate – How
handy would it be to be able to ring your keys from your phone… or even ring
your phone from your keys, as well as being able to look on your app at when
the keys were last seen? This life saving bit of kit is all but guaranteed to
pay dividends at some point. Simply attach the gadget to your set of keys and
off you go!
- Car Swivel food trays – These products were designed for the ‘driver on
the go’, but would you really trust yourself to eat a burger and chips off a
flimsy tray in your nice clean car when driving around? Many users have
reported that these products struggle to hold the weight of anything more than
a portion of chips, so with that being said – what’s the point? Spare yourself
ten minutes of your day to stop your car and eat!
- Car LED signs – The car accessory market is now flooded with LED
products, many of which allow the user to display emojis from them to show
their fellow passengers how they’re feeling. The practical purpose for them?
Another pet peeve of ours (though not necessarily
an ‘accessory’) is alloys which haven’t been taken care of. Alloys are one of
the first things someone will notice about your vehicle, but yet so many choose
to neglect. As petrolheads it’s always a real head-in-hands moment for us when
we spot a beautiful vehicle which has somewhat been ruined by lack of alloy
repair or maintenance.
If your alloys are in need of a little TLC, make
sure to book in your repair or refurbishment with Prestige Wheels today. Wheel (*wink*)
have you looking good-as-new in no time!
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