Top Accessories To have For Your Car in Nigeria
The car accessories contained in this article relates to essential automotive parts which embellish the look and adds functionality to the feel of owning a car.
In Nigeria today, the average nigerian spends at most 40minutes in a car everyday maybe even more though i cant say for other african countries. Everyone has either had an experience where a vehicle you are in, happen to just breakdown at an unexpected location or you are in a scenario where someone’s car comes to a halt in the middle of the road. Here are the top useful accessories to have in your car for emergencies, comfort and unexpected occurrences.
FIRST AID KIT
A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment that is used to give medical treatment. This i must say is the most important accessory for your car, injuries do occur anytime and anywhere or for instance you drive past a crash site if you have got a first aid kit in your car/vehicle you can perform your patriotic and human duties and go help out.
First aid kits can be assembled in almost any type of container, and this will depend on whether they are commercially produced or assembled by an individual. Standard kits often come in durable plastic boxes, fabric pouches or in wall mounted cabinets. The type of container will vary depending on the purpose, and they range in size from wallet-sized through to large box.
It is recommended that all kits are in a clean, waterproof container to keep the contents safe and aseptic. Also kits should also be checked regularly and restocked if any items are damaged or are out of date.
PORTABLE JUMP STARTER
Jump starters are very useful for all vehicles as batteries do run down eventually. Jump starters are portable battery devices that allow for jump starting of vehicles. These devices operate similar to jumper cables but do not require an additional vehicle to provide the power needed to boost the dead vehicle battery. Jump starters come in various sizes rated in Amps. Most jump starters on the market today use lead-acid batteries and claim 300−1700 amp ratings. This is also a must have in every car/vehicle.
Emphasis have been made countless of times about car owners to own a fire extinguisher in their cars for unexpected events that includes fire outburst. Typically, a fire extinguisher consists of a hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent which can be discharged to extinguish a fire.
it is one most useful accessory in a car/vehicle. You can be pretty convinced that a fire extinguisher is a fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations.
A toolkit is not only useful if your car breaks down and you need to get a part to an auto repair shop, it is also useful in many other instances. You might help a friend move to a new apartment and realize you need a tool from the toolkit in your car to take something apart. It can come in handy when you least expect it so ensure to get yourself a toolkit.
CANNED TIRE INFLATOR
With the current state of the roads a flat tire is inevitable it does not have to happen all the time, but it sure happens sometime. so one needs to be prepared always. Canned tire inflators are single-use devices intended to provide a quick, temporary solution to drivers who experience flat tires.
This device seal the punctured tire and then re-inflate it with pressurized gas, providing enough pressure to allow the auto to be driven for a short period at low speed. This allows the user to have the damaged tire professionally repaired or replaced, avoiding the need to replace the wheel at the roadside.
In Nigeria it is wrong and illegal to talk over the phone while your vehicle/car is in motion as i believe the same goes for some other developed countries, it poses as a distraction and can cause serious accident and some major health damages. why some people also text and drive still beats my imagination.
Hands-free is an equipment that can be used without the use of hands for example via voice commands or, in a wider sense, equipment which needs only limited use of hands, or for which the controls are positioned so that the hands are able to occupy themselves with another task (such as driving) without the need to stretch far across for the controls. So Invest in a hands-free device that you can plug into a power point in the car. A hands-free unit usually has the ability to connect to the speakers of your car which means you can play music from any device. Or just use the unit to charge your phone while you are on the road.
SNACKS AND DRINKS
Snack foods are typically designed to be portable, quick, and satisfying. if you find yourself stuck on traffic and you just would love to munch on something or you feel hungry, having some non-perishable snacks and drinks in your car/vehicle could be most helpful in such situations. Always have some permanent stock replacement of snack bars in your car it comes in really handy.
REFLECTIVE VEST AND TRIANGLES
Having your car/vehicle coming to a halt in the middle of the highway can be really embarrassing and confusing to say the least to be honest “been there done that” and i have got to tell you it was not an entirely an exciting experience so having a reflective vest and triangle is of utmost importance to avoid accident. Though this is mandatory in most places and countries, it is highly important to add a reflective vest and more than one triangle in your emergency kit for when you get stranded on the side of the road. It enhances your visibility and keeps you safe from oncoming traffic.
A dash-cam, dashboard camera car, driving recorder, or event data recorder (EDR) is an on board camera that continuously records the view through a vehicle’s front windscreen and sometimes rear view of the car/vehicle. Some dash-cams include a camera to record the interior of the car in 360 degrees inside camera, usually in a ball form and can automatically send pictures and video using 4G. For example if you get pulled up by the police or if you find your self in a robbery situation or someone runs naked on the road you can always rewind and play the footage, upload it online then you show and send your road adventures to your family members and friends.
Ever been in a situation where you get back from work late and the girl with whom you are engaged to be married to locks you out of the house because you came home late from work on her birthday. Which means you’ve got to sleep in your car as this might mean you will have to wait till morning before you can fully make it up to her and she can be calm and listen to you. however, a blanket is really necessary especially if there is a storm that night. So if you happen to have one in a night experience like this cuddle up at the back seat of your car and sleep peacefully hopefully.