With any vehicle, maintenance is important and drivers need to have comfort too, especially if they drive long distances. There is a large market in car and truck accessories. Some of these items address questions of security. There is a wide range of goods available and many people send accessories as gifts.
Some motorists have a weekly regime of washing and waxing the car. Proud owners buy polish and turtle wax to get that perfect finish. Rust, the enemy of all car owners, can be a problem but there are rust proofing kits to combat it. The application of the product gives the vehicle a weatherproof skin.
Every motorist should be prepared for emergencies and a tool kit is an essential part of car and truck accessories. Tire depth gauges, foot pumps, and tire valve repair tools can be bought individually or as part of a set. Utility lights and halogen spotlights are also on sale.
Getting around on the roads is more difficult during winter conditions. Any purchase of car and truck accessories should include the necessary products when snow and ice comes. An ice scraper and sponge may be needed on early mornings. Other winter accessories for trucks and cars include de-icers, winter screen wash and windscreen cover and car cover.
Sometimes, the vehicle just won’t start and booster cables for jump-starting are needed. There are also jumpstart amps that will start petrol or diesel vehicles. A battery charger is another must to prevent a battery going flat. If things really go wrong, a car towrope will come in useful. A vehicle fire extinguisher is another precaution for safety. Car and truck accessories must prepare for the worst situations and a flashing beacon will give a warning if the vehicle breaks down. The beacon is magnetic and will stick onto the vehicle roof, plugging into the cigarette lighter. Vehicle theft is an unfortunate problem and many drivers invest in locking wheel nuts, steering wheel locks and locking fuel caps.
Truckers carry their home with them for long periods of time. A 24v electric coffee maker will make up to six cups of coffee on the road. Other truck accessories include a 24v electric mini cooker and a 24v cooler / heater box for keeping food and drinks cool or hot, as required. No self-respecting trucker would be without his or her air horn or CB Radio speaker. Windscreen banners are also popular and can be personalized with the driver’s name. They can also bear the name of a favorite sports team. Customized grilles also lend a personal touch to the truck. Other car and truck accessories a trucker may want to buy include sidelights, wheel covers and heavy-duty air dusters. A portable ventilation fan will keep the cabin cool in hot weather.
Car and truck drivers may also want to buy something to keep the air in the vehicle, nice and fresh. One of the most popular car and truck accessories of recent years is the air freshener, with scents such as leather, coconut and apple.