We always need accessories that’ll make the use of our cars easier and more enjoyable. Car accessories have helped us maximize the performance of our cars, providing us with information about the inner-working of our cars and they’ve helped us do things that we weren’t capable of doing before, like entering a keyless car, having extra luggage space, or even enjoying the night view from inside our rides.
Our cars don't (and cannot) always come with everything we need, that’s why most times these accessories are custom-made, provided by the automobile company at a very steep price. Other times we get them ourselves at affordable rates from the closest store we can find and these accessories make the time we spend in our cars both satisfying and worthwhile.
They’re so many car accessories out there but let's take a look at 10 expensive car accessories that are worth the money and five cheap ones that we think you’ll equally find very useful.
15. Expensive: Mulliner Tourbillon Timepiece – $160,000
What makes the Mulliner Tourbillion special is not just the fact that it was designed specially to fit the dashboard of the Bentley Bentayga, but it's also made of gold and has about 12 diamonds embedded into this beauty that adds a regal charm to the Bentayga. No wonder Queen Elizabeth II is the first customer.
14. Expensive: Jaeger-LeCoultre – $24,400
The Aston Martin DB9 has only one key and its Jaeger LeCoultre very own AMVOX2 DB9 Transponder. It’s a wristwatch that allows the wearer to open the Aston Martin DB9. This watch has a titanium frame and Micro-Transmitters that make communication with the Aston Martin DB9 possible. You’ll feel like 007 with this gadget.
13. Expensive: Exclusive Louis Vuitton Bags and BMW i8 – $20,000
This is a match made in heaven. We all know that the i8 doesn’t have enough trunk space, but LV solves this problem by designing a tailor-made garment bag ($3,960), two travel bags ($11,740), and a business case ($6,280). This blend of auto-wonder and fashion only costs about $20,000. It’s definitely not for everyone.
12. Expensive: Extra Seats For Tesla Model S – $3,000
We now know that the Model S can sprint 60 MPH in 2.8 seconds, but that has been in the pipeline for quite some time now. What we didn’t see coming were extra seats that cost as much as the electric vehicles battery pack, maybe because it comes factory fitted.
11. Expensive: Skycamp Rooftop Tent - $2,050
Let’s say you’re going camping and don’t know how to set up a proper tent, but you’ve got the Skycamp Rooftop tent, then you’ve got nothing to worry about. It takes only a few minutes to set up the Skycamp and with the additional space it provides, you’ll definitely want this accessory when you’re going camping. Did we mention that it has a window that faces the sky?
10. Expensive: TrailNest Rooftop Double Hammock - $840
Some of us have gotten quite attached to our hammocks over the years and have cherished all those views of the night sky we had while lying down. The TrailNest Rooftop Accessories allows you to set up your hammock on the roof of your car. So we can now take our hammocks to camp and not have to worry about where to set up.
9. Expensive: Rack-Mounted Road Shower – $330
After a hard day of exploring, the Rack-mounted Road shower makes it possible to wash off the dirt from your body. It can carry almost twenty liters of solar water. It’s very easy to use and although this accessory appears built for only campers and hikers, it might also come in handy if you intend to wash your car for any reason.
8. Expensive: HUDWAY Cast Heads-Up Display (HUD) - $300
This wonderful piece of technology creates the perfect link you’ll need with your car. This Heads-Up display by HUDWAY can display GPS and map directions, phone notifications, and lets you make calls in a way that doesn’t distract you from the road. It’s your best companion if you don’t like looking at your speedometer.
7. Expensive: YI Mirror Dash Camera - $158
This accessory allows you to record rear and front view footages as you drive. It also comes with a 1080p and 720p front and rear cameras both equipped with wide-angle lens and an auto-backup feature for the footages taken. This accessory provides an extra security measure for all our road trips and we love it.
6. Expensive: Philips GoPure Car Air Purifier – $106.25
The Philips GoPure Car Air Purifier has a three-stage filtration process that is surprisingly easy to operate and can eliminate all traces of smoke, dust, small particles, and offensive odors in just six minutes. The Philips GoPure can also tell the quality of air available in the car, so you can be sure of what you’re breathing.
5. Cheap: Inflatable Air Mattress Kit - $90
We don’t have to worry about missing our warm beds anymore. The Pittman Outdoors PPI Inflatable Air Mattress brings us comfortable sleep in our trucks and SUVs. It doesn’t cost much compared to the comfort and relaxation it offers. This is definitely going to carry you throughout the night, just make sure you don’t puncture it.
4. Cheap: Cooluli Cooler And Warmer - $75
This specialized thermoelectric mini fridge can serve as both cooler and warmer in one switch. The Cooluli is also powered by your cigarette lighter and can keep your drinks chilled and your tea warm while you cruise to your destination. It’s a must-have for anyone planning a long trip.
3. Cheap: Handpresso Auto Hybrid Coffee Maker - $35
Those of us who love the coffee-drive don’t need to locate the nearest coffee shops anymore because the Handpresso Auto Hybrid has got us covered. This brilliant accessory can churn out great coffee in two minutes, is connected to the 12V cigar plug and can make both strong and short espresso. Coffee break anyone?
2. Cheap: WheelMate Extreme Vehicle Desk – $20.50
The WheelMate Extreme Vehicle Desk was designed for workaholics like us who like to get a lot done while stuck in traffic. This lightweight innovation can increase your efficiency and productivity by turning your car into a comfortable workstation. An added advantage of using the desk is the fact that you can also comfortably eat your meals on them. Awesome right?
1. Cheap: PALMOO Car Back Seat Organizer – $19
If you’re concerned that everything you own always lies in a mess on your back seat, then you’ve got no need to worry anymore because the PALMOO Car Back Seat Organizer can help you sort everything out. It’s very affordable so you have no excuse to leave you back seats cluttered and disorganized.