In metro cities, people normally travel via local trains or metros to reach their workplaces. However, few prefer cars to reach to their offices; though it takes them almost 2 to 3 hours a day if they don’t live nearby. Since one spends a good amount of time in his/her car, look and feel, music system and other important car interior accessories can’t be ignored or taken for granted.
Right set of car interior accessories might change the feel and look of your car, and turn your driving experience into good. There are countless number of car accessories in India in different price brackets and categories, since there are multiple known and unknown brands in the market. Therefore, you need to figure out what you actually need in what all brands fall in your budget before deciding to buy car accessories.
How to fit car accessories in your budget?
The most important thing before buying any accessory is to figure out all the standard features that your car came up with. Most cars these days come with automatic door-lock, parking sensors, seat covers, alloy wheels, floor mat, basic music system etc. So if you already have these accessories and are in working condition, don’t spend money on replacing those with new ones. Ignore, if a car accessory store executive tells you to replace some set of accessories by calling them ‘outdated’.
Automatic Locks & Parking Sensors: If your car comes with manual locking systems, then you have to lock each and every window manually. In case you forget to lock any window, it could lead to theft. In order to keep your car safe, it is advisable to fit an automatic lock system in your car. This will allow you to lock your car at one go. A complete automatic lock system will cost you around Rs. 5,000. On other hand, the Parking sensor reduces the risk on busy and narrow streets. Parking sensors alert the driver about obstacles during parking. To be fitted at the rear of a vehicle, the system avoids small incidents like hitting another vehicle, scratching against walls/gates, etc. The whole parking sensor system could cost you around Rs. 6,000 to 9,000.
Music System: Listening music is the best remedy to your stress which is associated with driving. Selecting a right music system is basically a personal choice. One can buy a branded music system by spending a minimum of Rs. 3,000. However, the prices will go up on choosing expensive speakers, amplifiers and additional features.
Improving feel and interior looks: By adding seat covers and floor mats, one can improve the look and feel of the car. Seat covers don’t just offer you comfort, they protect seats against fading, wear, dust, dirt and sweat. Seat covers are offered in fabric, synthetic and leather. A seat cover is likely to cost around Rs. 2,000 to 3,000, depending upon the quality. On the other hands, floor mats will save your car by avoiding water entry to the carpet of the car. The floor mats could cost around Rs. 2,000, again depending on the quality.
Improving exterior looks: The top-spec variant of a car, usually, comes with alloy wheels; however, the entry level models tend to come with steel wheels. Alloy wheels are lighter in compare to steel wheels, which improves the overall efficiency of the car. Adding to it, the alloys are good heat conductors and help in reducing excessive heat generation that lowers the pressure on the brakes. Also, it reduces the pressure on your car engine. Alloy wheels could cost you around Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000.
It is advisable to put a Teflon coating on your car body, which removes small scratches and maintain the shine of the car. The Teflon coat could cost you around Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 4,000.
Note- If you are regularly changing your car in 3-4 years, the above mentioned things will keep on increasing your finances.