Simple ad-on accessories can change the feel and function of your vehicle. This article focuses mainly on the lower priced parts that can be found in larger auto parts stores, big department stores, online, and electronic stores that are under 50$.
The 12 volt heated mug has a plug for power from the cigarette lighter socket. It keeps coffee and other liquids hot as long as the car is running. Some models even have a thermostat to set the temperature.
The 12 volt coolers can hold 2 cans of soda or can even be as big as a full size refrigerator for recreational vehicles.
The cooler/warmer gives you the choice of keeping food or drinks either hot or cold. There are many sizes ranging from a can of soda to even hold a six pack. The cell phone charger plugs into the cigarette socket to charge your cell phone.
Multipurpose lights can be incandescent, fluorescent or led. They can be plugged in the cigarette lighter, can be wired in the car’s power circuits, or be battery operated or portable. Thought the led lights tend to produce less light if you’re going to have the lights on without the car running the led lights drain less power from your battery.
The power inverter can be plugged in the cigarette lighter, clips to the battery or can be wired in. To change the 12 volt dc to 120 volts to power things like laptops and computers, coffee makers, cell phones, and many other small appliances. But you shouldn’t go over 400 watts; high power devices drain the battery of the car quickly and could even fry the alternator if your engine is running.
There are so many accessories that can change your car, like seat covers, floor mats, steering wheel covers, sun shades, GPS and much more.
So if you’re in the mood the spice up your car it can be done with a few changes. You just have to pick and go for it.