Every car owner has to put up with some dire times every now and then. Things like flat tires, dead batteries, etc. are the kind that can leave you high and dry. While advancements in technology have more or less cured some plaguing issues for car owners, no one wants to see their car in a bad shape. We went around, talked to a few people and asked them about the things they would want in their vehicles at all times. We came up with a list which is not exhaustive but covers almost all of your needs. Read on to find out:
1. Car cover
Owning a car in India is an experience like no other. If you do not own a garage, chances are you would spend a lot of morning doing nothing but ensuring your car is clean as the one who is paid to do so has not showed up (that guy also is a recipient of a lot of curses). However, very few of us actually bother with keeping our cars protected from dust, dirt, Mother Nature (diarrhea-struck birds, caterpillars taking a walk, ants out on a trek, etc.). In such a case, if your car could be covered, all you would have to do every morning is take the cover off, sit in the car and drive off.
2. Cleaning cloth
A problem with keeping a car cover is that using it when you have parked your car at the office would make you feel like a fool (try it if you disagree with us). IN such a case, a cleaning cloth is the kind of accessory that would come to your rescue as cars get dirty standing in parking lots too. By using a cleaning cloth, you would be able to wipe off the dirt, dust, etc. from your car and would not need to put up with a car that is not as clean as it was when you drove it from your home to office. Now, you cannot use any cloth as a cleaning cloth for your car as it might damage your car’s paint too.
3. Seats cover and floor mats
After covering the car on the outside, we move to the inside which is where you will be spending the most of your time with your car. Nowadays, many cars come with seat covers and floor mats as features covered by variants or accessories offered by dealers as essentials. However, most of the times, these accessories do not cover your needs the way you want them to. Case in point for things like seat covers and floor mats. You do not want to soil your car’s factory seat covers as they will help you fetch a good price on resale market. Similarly, you do not wish to spoil the car’s floor and hence, need good quality floor mats.
4. Air freshener
Maintaining a car is tiresome experience. Keeping it mechanically sound and clean inside-out requires a lot of effort. However, no matter how clean your car is on the inside, you would not want to sit in a place that does not smell nice. No! No! We are not judging your cleaning skills. What we are saying is not to take a chance after you have done all that effort to keep your car in top shape. Invest in a nice air freshener to ensure you feel nice when you take your car for a spin. If your smells nice, driving your car around will not feel like chore.
5. Puncture repair kit
An important part of your car is the set of tyres it runs on. These tyres help your car in putting down the power you ask it, help it to stop in time and help you to stay safe when you drive around in inclement weather conditions. So, ignoring your car’s tyres is not something you can afford to do. But sometimes, you do not get to know till late that your car’s tyres had been suffering until you park your car for some time. When you come back, you realise one of the tyres of your car have gone flat and now, since you cannot drive your car in that state, you are left stranded. Well, not anymore. With the mass availability of tubeless tyres on almost all cars, puncture repair kits have also become widespread and can help you in getting out of the fix called a flat tyre. You can still use a spare wheel but those trips to the local puncture repair guy is what you will be able to avoid.