Top 5 must have car accessories

01 Sep 2013

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Seat Covers: Car seat covers protect the seats, increase comfort, and can enhance the aesthetics of the interiors. Fabric seat covers are the cheapest, do not heat up very easily and can be dry cleaned but are not very durable. Rexin seat covers heat up quickly and are prone to fading. Leather covers look and feel good and are very durable, but need care. Nylon seat covers are tough and water-resistant but not as comfortable as leather covers. Prices depend on the car, number of seats and quality of material.
Air Freshener: Air fresheners and perfumes keep a car cabin smelling good. There are oil wick fresheners, can style fresheners, cardboard fresheners and aerosol sprays. The cardboard freshener costs Rs 99.
Car Cover: A cover keeps a car dirt and dust free when parked besides bird droppings, rain sunlight and the elements. A fabric cover is effective indoors. For the outdoors, a water-resistant cover with a soft inner lining is recommended. Ensure the cover fits your car snugly to avert dirt creeping in. The cost depends on the car and the material.
All weather mats: All weather mats keep the car floor clean. Made of rubber, the underside has rubber grooves to keep them from moving around. the channels on top spread water across the mat. The raised edges prevent water, mud and contaminants from flowing on to the floor. All-weather mats cost upward of Rs 750
Puncher repair kit: A puncture repair kit will enable you to fix a punctured tyre without waiting for a rescue service but they cannot repair a blow out. The kit consists of a spiral tool, inserting tool, puncture seals, rubber cement and a blade. Some have air canisters to inflate the tyres, but an electronic tyre inflator is recommended. These kits’s can only repair punctures on the tread and not on the side walls. Prices start at Rs 250.