For this list, we’ve selected seven car accessories that we’re sure any car owner would find useful. You can check them out below, and you can add your own suggestions via the comments section as well.
1) CTEK CS Free (P25,000)
The CTEK CS Free is a nifty smart charger that can revive a dead car battery in under 15 minutes or function as a power bank for smartphones and other devices. It’s the perfect gift for any car owner this Christmas. It’s also much pricier than all the other items on this list, but if you’re willing to spend for one, we reckon it’d be a good investment.
2) Steering-wheel tray (P100-P1,000)
In this day and age, a lot of us have been eating and drinking inside our cars whenever we’re out and about. But while it’s safer to dine inside the comforts of our own cars, it’s not always easy. Steering-wheel trays make things a lot simpler, which is why they’ve grown in popularity over the past year or so. They’re now widely available here in the Philippines, and a lot of them are affordable as well.
3) Type S Backseat drink and snack tray (P449.75)
You’re getting a tray for the driver, so you might as well get some for the back seat, too. These Type S trays from Blade can hold up to two separate cups and bottles at a time and/or some snacks.
4) Cup holder swivel tray (P500-P1,000)
If you need a bigger and more flexible tray, you can opt for a swivel one instead. These usually circular trays can be had with a clamp or a mount that fits standard cup holders. This one is usually placed on the center console, so it lets both front passengers to use the makeshift table.
Since we regularly consume food and drinks inside our cars these days, a vacuum would definitely come in handy. This cordless handheld unit from Anker is compact, lightweight, and powerful. It has attachments that allow users to reach tight crevices and it also has a built-in air purifier—perfect for keeping a car clean.
6) Visor organizer
In the age of contactless transactions, it’s ideal to have a visor organizer that can hold not just glasses but also different kinds of cards. This will prove useful for car owners who use expressways regularly. Because, you know, RFIDs.
7) Side headrest (P500-P1,000)
Goodbye, neck pillows—hello, side headrests. These cushions are mounted onto a car’s headrest and can be used to prevent passengers’ heads from swinging left and right when they fall asleep. Drivers can use these, too, whenever they need to take a quick stop and nap. These headrests come in various versions, so the prices depend on which one you’ll be getting.
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