A lot of people find driving a stressful activity – one only has to look at the many reports of road rage to see that. But what if there was a way to take the pain and stresses of driving away? Here are five accessories that can help reduce or eliminate some of the stresses that come with driving.
Your first step is to get a useful diagnostics tool that can tell you exactly how well your car is getting on from a range of range of parameters including fuel economy, battery charge level, transmission coolant temperature, and engine error codes. This allows you to troubleshoot problems that you might not realise are there. With some you can even pair it up with your smartphone and lock your doors remotely, or start the engine. It’s the perfect tool for those frosty mornings when you need to warm up the engine and clear your windows of ice.
How many times have you almost lost the plot because you can’t find your car in the parking lot? And have you ever torn out your hair in frustration when you realise you can’t find your keys? Both are a common issue – and can be completely solved by the Kensington Proximo. It uses sensors – one for your key fob and one for your car – and works with your iPhone to help you find your car and keys. It will even help you trace your vehicle in the event it is stolen.
This excellent device is a completely hands-free hub for your car that controls your audio and smartphone. Something like the Parrot Asteroid Mini will give you voice-activated calls, and link up with all your music. It’s based on Google’s Android operating system and is a lovely-looking and highly adaptable piece of kit. It also has a host of driver alerts for nearby sites that might be of interest for you.
Rear View Camera System
Let’s face it, parking – especially when you’re backing up – can be one of the most stressful things you can do in your car. It can often feel like the whole world is watching. And, with so many people owning video recorders, there’s a good chance they will get an opportunity to see your appalling efforts! So, get yourself kitted out with one of the many backup RV systems that are out there at the moment. You’ll be reversing in style in no time at all.
If you have an accident, expect your stress levels to be raised significantly. Who’s fault was it? Will you get a payment from the other party’s insurance company? Were there any witnesses to the event that could put you in the clear and support your case? Now imagine having all the evidence you need already in your car. Mounted cameras such as the GoPro are proving a real boon for anyone wanting to prove an insurance claim. You can’t get better than actual evidence from the time of the accident.
These are only a few of the numerous car accessories you can use to help your driving experience be less stressful. What accessories do you recommend for others to try that can help take the stress out of driving?