When you purchase a new car, there are things your new car needs that you might not be thinking about in the beginning but you’ll definitely want to get later on. In fact, some of these are an absolute must!
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Here are the 5 things that you’ll want to make sure your car has sooner rather than later
If you have kids, floor mats are a must. There will always be spills and dropped food in your car, from now until your kids are grown. Even if you say you’re not going to allow your kids to eat or drink in your car (been there, tried that!). Trust me, you’ll need the floor mats!
Floor mats are also a must if you live in an area with lots of rain like I do, or even snow. They really do save your car a lot of wear and help keep stains and dirt to a minimum, which is great if you’re planning on either selling or trading it in someday. You can definitely purchase floor mats on your own, but when you buy them from your dealer you can get mats that are made specifically for your make and model.
Hands-Free Capability for Cell Phone
In today’s day and age, having a way to talk hands free is a must (and necessary in some states as hand held cell phone usage is illegal while driving). Even if it’s not illegal where you live, it’s always a good idea to go hands-free. Many new models of cars have built in bluetooth capability, which is great. But if yours doesn’t, you can easily pick one up on Amazon.
I’ll say it again…kids = messes. Protecting your new car with a seat cover is a smart move, especially if it’s one you can easily remove and throw in the wash often. But even if it’s not, you can still save your seats from stains, spills, dirt, food…you get the picture.
We never think we’ll have emergencies when we travel, but it only takes it happening once to realize how important it is to be prepared. Like they say, better safe than sorry. I’d rather have something and not need it then need it and not have it. Not sure what to keep in your car? An emergency kit like this one does the trick just fine.
This seems like a no-brainer, it’s true. But if your car is new to you but not brand new, you might be considering whether or not it’s worth it to have full-coverage insurance. At the cost of things nowadays, I would seriously consider getting full coverage insurance on your car. It doesn’t take long for expenses to add up, even with just a minor accident or fender bender. Full coverage will give you peace of mind, even if you happen to barely scrape the side of your fender on a pole backing out of your parking structure. (Ahem…true story.)
Well there you have it! I hope seeing these 5 things your new car needs has been helpful.