Add-on Accessories To Enhance Your RideWritten by Alan Detwiler
There are many add-on devices and gizmos for cars that can provide features to make your ride better. There are accessories that will give you music that is more to your liking. A gps with maps can display route to take to your chosen destination. A heated mug will keep coffee hot as long as car is running. There are other useful functions and nice effects that add-on accessories can provide. Many car accessories are low enough in price so that they may be well worth installing. This article concentrates on lower priced accessories. Most are under $50. You might find these at larger auto parts stores, large department stores, electronics stores or online.
Here's list with some information and comments about each:
12 volt heated mug - A mug with a plug for getting power from cigarette lighter socket. It keeps a liquid such as coffee hot for as long as vehicle is running. Some models have a thermostat to set temperature.
Cooler/warmer - These give choice of keeping food or beverage hot or cold. Some are sized to hold a can of soda or a mug of coffee, larger units might hold a six pack or more.
Cell phone charger - Plugs into cigarette lighter socket to power or charge your cell phone.
12 volt coolers - These range in size to hold 2 soda cans up to full size refrigerators for recreational vehicles.
Multipurpose lights - Can be incandescent, flourescent or led. They might plug into cigarette lighter socket, might be wired directly into car's power circuits, or be battery operated and portable. If used while vehicle is not running, a consideration may be that led models will drain battery least (but in general produce less light).
Parts Train now offers exceptional Power Vision Towing MirrorsWritten by Jenny McLane
Power Vision Towing Mirrors are revolutionary 6-way power towing mirrors that provide safest, most convenient solution to rear view trailer needs for virtually any late model truck.
The mirror has a significantly larger viewing area than stock power mirrors, and has less vibration. In addition to usual 4-way power adjustment, new mirrors have a motorized in-out adjustment, which will move them close to vehicle for non-towing use, or extend them outward six inches for towing.
If your truck comes with factory installed mirror heating, Partstrain also offers heated versions of mirrors for continued frost-free rear views.
Other towing mirrors have substantial vibration. As they aged, extension mirror adjustment began to slip out of position on bumpy roads. Worse, after years of use, extra weight and vibration of slide-on mirror destroyed breakaway cam for driver's side original power mirror, so that extra windage of slide-on mirror and worn breakaway cam caused mirror to fold against truck in strong head winds, or when passed by a big truck.