Top 15 Car Accessories which are essential for every Car Owner in 2023 from Safety, Styling, Security System, Convenience. Essential Car Accessories
Car Accessories market in India is on an increase. Gone are days when only Gear Lock, Seat Covers and Mud Flaps were seen as accessories. Now - the market for Car Accessories ranges from
Modern Age Cars comes Standard with Basics - AC with Heater, Power Steering, Front Power Window, ABS with EBD, Airbags, Reverse Parking Sensor, High Speed Alert - which are available as Standard in more than 99% of Car Models sold in India.
Know Useful Accessories - which can further enhance the Safety Aspect, Appeal and feel of your Car
Here we are not going to tell you about Matting, Mud Flaps, Car Body Cover, Perfume or God Divinity - which is what available as standard by All Dealerships at time of selling Car. But rather are most Important Essential Accessories which are must, if your car dont have it.
« Gear Lock - You just cant go wrong with basics. If its a Manual Transmission Car - Gear Lock is the first and most useful defence in Car Security system.
Irrespective of fact of whether your car has Immobilizer, Anti Theft Alarm System, or equipped with GPS Tracker or CCTV Camera out there, but if its without Gear Lock - you are risking to lose your car.
Available as U Type or Pin Type Gear Lock. Be assured that all Modern age Computerised Security System like Immobiser, Alarm can be breached in matter of seconds, but breaking Gear Lock requires lot of time and physical energy which makes task lot difficult for Thiefs and chances are that your car will be spared if have this Useful Rs 2000 Worth Gear Lock saving several Lakhs of your hard earned money.
» Cabin AC Pollen Filter: Some of the Entry, Mid Hatchback and even some Compact Sedan Cars are still sold without AC Pollen Filter in 2023. A Car Cabin AC Filter Traps in Pollen Dust, bacteria and exhaust gases and enhances effectiveness and cooling of Car AC System on Longer term.
Not only it delivers clean air but even enhanced AC Cooling and AirCon Compressor Life. So, check your Owner Manual or speak to Dealer Showroom - if AC Pollen Filter is not there then have it fitted as accessory. Cost Rs 350 to 650. Life Span of around 10,000 Kms - when it calls for replacement. Know details on - Cabin AC Filter
» Headlight Upgrade: Almost every Vehicle Owner Faces an Issue in terms of Headlight Brightness. This is due to fact of basic Haolgen Bulbs of 60W or 65W been Installed in Car having very average brightness in night.
If your Car is not equipped with LED or HID Projectors then is pretty Important to upgrade in Car Headlight with
For your Convenience
1. Philips Racing Vision (upgrade bulbs over Xtreme Vision) -
or if seek Upgrade in form of Plug and Play LED Bulbs refer this Video
« Tyre Inflator - A must for every car. Not only can track in exact tyre pressure psi for your car before commencing your long trip, can fill tyre pressure to optimal range too on weekly to fortnight basis in seconds and have your car tyres give best life if maintained with accurate tyre pressure
Also, With possibility of puncture, you will never be stranded on road (as long as tyre is not burst). A Puncture tyre can be refilled using this tyre inflator, been air will deflate very slowly - can drive in for few kms to reach nearby puncture shop for repair of puncture tyre.
We checked and Tested Michelin Digital Tyre Inflator, a Fantastic Product
available in Single Barrel and Double Barrel. To be note that its Manual and you need to press barrel up and down through your Foot, but as against Automatic one - consider it to be highly reliable and will offer long lasting peace of mind ownership.
Strongly Recommended cost in range of Rs 2000 to 2500
« Rear View Camera - Feel like no need to Strain your Head while Reversing the Car. Need a Camera. Reverse Camera will cost in between Rs 3000 to Rs 7000 - basis functionality, Color Clarity and is an add on feature with Parking Sensor. Note: Rear View Camera has only a Camera, Sensors may well be required in form of Parking Sensors along with it.
However, its recommended to use one which comes with fitment visibility on IRVM Mirror along with Gridlines for directional Movement as thats the best position for eyes while reversing Car. It can cost in range of Rs 5000 onwards
» DashCam (DVR - Digital Video Recorder) - Dash Camera are what an important safety feature and records On road drive. A Device which can record Footage on the go and can prove very handy
It can prove to be an important footage while driving the car on road and can prove handy in some critical situation. Go with one which comes with Geo-location, Inbuilt feature wherein the Car recording should automatically move to Cloud Data, so that one can have previous recordings saved in, Else in case of mis-hap the car memory data if corrupted in case of accident would serve no purpose.
Price: Rs 6500 - 7000 for Front Dash Cam, Rs 8500 to 9500 for Dual Dash Cam
Mola N3 Dual DashCam with GPS -
Mola N3 Front DashCam with GPS -
« Tyre Pressure Monitoring System - A Good TPMS will ensure peace of mind, before undertaking long distance travels, as your car tyre pressure will be known in flip of second, and before any tubeless tyre turn flat (due to puncture as air loss is very slow) - you will be able to identify same and get same patched before coming to standstill
Heres Amazon Choice Product which cost Rs 2800 and is very easy to fit in your car
« Pair of Front Fog Lights - Especially useful, if you stay in North India or areas which have dense fog during Winters. It helps you drive and cruise through fog during winters. Approx cost for Fog Lights with Direct Installation is in range of Rs 3000 to 5000 in Most of Hatch, Mid Sedan Cars.
In rare Case - If there's no provision of Fog Light Fitment in Bumper - it may require some cutting and cost may go slight on higher side
» Auto Dimming IRVM: A Very Useful Accessory, if Drives Often at Nights or on Highway Drive. It Protects by dimming in the Headlight Glare in rear view mirror of Trailing Vehicles on your Back. Though - it costs Rs 5000 - 6000, but considering paramount safety - should be must on radar list.
» Bluetooth : If your Car is not equipped with Bluetooth, A Must if you are one of those who takes Frequent Calls or want to play music from Youtube Music. Just Cost Rs 500
Refer this Video for Installation, Demo
« Car Gps Tracker : A GPS Tracker can be hidden in the car and is an Excellent device to protect in case of Emergency if your loved car is stolen, so as to locate car movements. However - is utmost important for you to have GPS Device hidden in such a way so that it turns out difficult for a thief to find it. Now a days, GPS Tracker comes in small device form and can easily be hidden
Phonenix, Maymy India, AutoCop, Trak n Tell are some reputed brands which are heard of providing Car Tracking Device.
Check Prices with Complete Features
» Anti Rust Coating - Though not to be defined as accessory - but, if you Stay in Coastal Area with High Moisture Content then may consider an added Car Under Body Protection from Rusting. Comes with 5 yr Warranty. Anti Rust Coating Package ranges from Rs 2500 - 3500. Else - one may tend to avoid - Refer - Anti Rust Coating
» Roof Wrap: Roof Wrap are what emerging as big Market for Differentiating road presence. Contrast Black Roof Wrap are very popular and from 3M in Gloss Black Finish will cost in range of Rs 10K (Hatchback) to Rs 15K (Sedan)
» Alloy Wheels: Replace Steel Wheels with Alloy Wheels for Better Exterior Aesthetics, Relative Easier Handling and Drive of Car. Avoid local or unbranded alloy wheel as they make what looks stylish but can break and cause in devastating road experience. Always go with Branded Alloy wheel from Reputed Brands
» Chrome Package: Chrome Element with Chrome Garnish on Bumper, Tail Light, Chrome Side Moulding, Chrome Door Belt Line, Chrome Garnish on Rear along with Chrome Finish Door Handles and ORVM are emerging as important styling element in car.
» Sun Door Visor, Body Side Moudling : Sun Door Visor and Body Side Moulding also enhance the look and feel of car
» Seat Cover: Available in Range of Fabric, PU or Leather Seat Covers with Option of Premium Nappa Leather Seat Cover having better density. You can protect Car Seats and get Interior feel Premium with Better Quality Seat Cover Brands. Always choose Bucket Kind Seat Covers for Best Fit, Finish and Comfort
» Upgrade Music System: Having a Good Quality Sound Experience and Fluid Touchscreen response enhance the feel, Upgrade your Car Music System with Better Quality Speakers from Hertz Component Speaker which can cost around Rs 12,000 for set of 4 Speakers and choose better quality Touchsceen from Sony, Pioneer Range to enhance the feel experience of your Car
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thank you team for information.
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