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Car interiors are one of the best car parts that you can accessorize. There are so many awesome interior accessories flooding the stores, that you’ll have a hard time deciding. Given below are some cute car accessories for girls and some for guys as well.
Gear Knob: If you find your gear handle a little too drab, you can browse online, or go gear knob shopping. There are a variety of designs, and patterns, that car part dealers have, which can match your sense of style and taste.
Car Seats: If you’re thinking of a theme that your car interiors should have, then changing the car seats will be a major and necessary step, if you ask me. It is after all, one of the biggest components of the interior of the car. The different colors, patterns, fabrics, and of course the cost, of different car seat covers, will leave you confused, yet amazed!
Furry Dice: This seems to be the ultimate, when it comes to cool car accessories. I’m sure you’ve already seen many cars sporting furry dices at their rear-view mirrors. I know it’s ‘cool’ to be unique and all that, but truth be told, they do look cute. And that’s reason enough to get one for your car, isn’t it? You can experiment with the colors, to get an edge over the others.
Flashlight: I’m sure this has happened to you at least more than once. It’s nighttime, you’ve just reached home, but you simply can’t find something, that you’re very sure, you kept on the backseat of the car. Enter, a flashlight that you can recharge right in your car! Yes, there are Universal Rechargeable LED Power Flash Lights, that are easy to store, which have been developed, which can help you in such situations. Plus, it always helps to have a flashlight at hand, in case of emergency, right?
Cool Car Accessories Exterior
It’s not just the inside of the car that needs to look all stylish. There’s a lot that you can do with the exterior of the car, as well, to make it look as good as it does (or possibly even better), on the inside. Here are some cool car accessories for the exterior of the car, that you can try out.
Stickers: Having fancy stickers for cars, is one of the best options. And it’s a great way to personalize your car. With stickers, you can choose from logos, a favorite sports team, cartoons, funny quotes, some creative graphics, etc.
License Plates: Another way to style the exterior of your car, is to have some fancy license plates. Staying within the limits of the license plate laws, get creative and do something fun to decorate your license plates. Have your name written, your favorite city, your favorite word, a design, or whatever you want! You can also get some stylish LED license plates, that scroll!
Mud Flaps: I know what you’re thinking. Mud flaps are a necessity, not an accessory! But how about, you have a set of flamboyant mud flaps, adorning the wheels? Just stick to the theme that you’ve decided. And if there’s no theme, at least match the color of the flaps with the color of your car!
Decoration Lights: You can also add to the ‘bling’ factor of your car, by getting some super fancy decorative lights for it. You can have them underneath the car, or as your blinkers. Avoid using them for headlights, as they may hamper the vision of oncoming drivers.
There are definitely many more cool car accessories that you can try out. For now, this is what we have. So go ahead, and splurge on something, to make your car look gorgeous!
Driving is something that should be taken very seriously. While many people knowingly and unknowingly flout driving safety norms, they need to understand that the rules and regulations are made for a reason. Realizing their importance after an unfortunate accident takes place makes no sense at all. Hence, proper care should be taken. Apart from the on-road behavior and safety while driving a car, you also need to ensure regular maintenance and upkeep of your automobile. This will help you to recognize if all the auto parts are perfectly functional or not. Given below is some information about a very important, and often misused part of your car, namely the hazard lights. Read on..
What are Hazard Lights
All around the world, cars, trucks, trailers and other types of heavy automobiles are equipped with headlights, brake lights, fog lamps, rear lights, hazard lights and other types of lights that serve different purposes. In this article, we will be focusing on hazard lights. Hazard lights are those lights which are indicative of a potential hazard that the vehicle flashing it may pose. When the lights are switched on, the four indicators (front and rear- right and left) begin to blink at the same time. This is an indication to all the vehicles passing it, that there may be some problem with it. Hazard lights are also called warning flashers, warning lights, flashers or 4-way flashers. These lights have to be independent of any other lighting or indication system provided in the car.
How to Turn on Hazard Lights
All automobiles come with a reference manual. Go through this manual to find out how to put on your hazard lights. Else, it is a general practice to install a triangular bulb in the console that is behind the steering wheel. A button is placed on the console or on the steering wheel (depending on the type, model and make of the car) to turn the hazard lights on. When this button is pushed or pulled, the triangular bulb will start flashing on the console, and the four blinkers outside, will flash simultaneously.
When to Use Hazard Lights
Though most people use hazard lights for mundane and unimportant things like speaking on the cell-phone while in traffic (which is illegal, mind you), or lighting a cigarette or adjusting the music system, the actual purpose behind the installation of these lights is to communicate a possible danger to the oncoming or passing traffic. Given below are some of the occasions when you can and should use hazard lights.
When you are experiencing a sudden car problem in the middle of traffic, switch on the lights and slowly pull over. Keep the lights flashing till the problem is solved.
In case of dense fog, you can switch on the hazard lights to warn traffic on both the sides of the road.
When traffic on a usually traffic-free road is slow or stalled for some reason, you can turn on the hazard lights to indicate to the traffic behind you that traffic ahead of you is stalled.
Another situation in which you can turn on hazard lights is when you are moving up a steep slope, which has caused your vehicle to slow down considerably. The blinkers will tell the vehicles behind you to proceed with caution.
Precautions to be Taken
Prepare a vehicle safety checklist and make sure that you keep track of the things enlisted in it.
If you find your hazard lights not working, take your car to a trusted mechanic and get them fixed at once.
Sometimes, you may experience the opposite, that is, the hazard lights won’t turn off. This is a fairly common car problem, which can be undone with a simple look at the wiring harness. You might need a replacement of only the switch if you’re lucky. Otherwise, you’ll have to replace the wiring harness.
Use hazard lights only in genuinely hazardous situations.
When you turn on the lights, and your problem has been solved, DO NOT FORGET to SWITCH OFF the lights. Keeping them on, may act as a distraction to other drivers and can also confuse them. This can be dangerous to all the people traveling on the road.
Hazard lights are an important safety measure that your car is equipped with. So take care and ensure that they are in proper working condition always. Regular car repair and maintenance and following driving rules and regulations is the best way to enjoy a safe and pleasant driving experience. So, don’t overestimate yourself and never underestimate the importance of safe driving.