When it comes to owning your dream car, many of us have to settle for second best. Between rising petrol prices, car insurance UK and regular maintenance, owning a car can cost a lot more than just the price tag on the vehicle.
If your ride came without the upgrades, have no fear. Our list of top 5 must have car accessories will help you soup up your ride on a budget and head out on to the open road in style...
Technology can make the commute easier -- as long as you take care when consulting your gadgets for referrals or routes.
Some auto features are far from standard and are not available as options, so drivers who want ever more futuristic (or simply cool) touches are taking matters into their own hands using specialized gadgets. The following ten products, chosen by Al Carlton of Coolest Gadgets.com run the gamut from purely frivolous to innovative and time-saving to downright creepy.
The age of the connected car cometh, and as such TomTom is attempting to stay in the running with the launch of the High Speed Multi-Charger.The new TomTom charger is able to power-up three devices in your car, "up to four times faster than "other chargers", so the company states.
In-car DAB radio has been bolstered with audio specialist PURE officially unveiling the PURE Highway 300Di digital radio adapter Audio specialist PURE has officially launched its latest in-car DAB radio adapter with the PURE Highway 300Di landing with a sub £200 price tag.
Griffin have become renowned as the home of accessories for smartphones - now adding to that a range of in-car adaptors with safety in mind Griffin has launched its DriveSafe range of in-car products, a family of docks and adaptors which are all aimed at making smartphone use while driving as safe as possible.
By David Ponce The Grippy Pad holds on to your items, even in the strangest places. We're not going to categorically say that it uses the same principle as that of Gecko feet but the company that sells it alludes to it so it actually might.
New EasyVoice comes with 12V car charger and sound quality is good, too
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James Bond's iconic 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is up for auction. Full details at MotoBullet.com -- http://www.motobullet.com/news.php?id=10269 Watch as the Bond car from Goldfinger and Thunderball goes through some of its working gadgets.
Clip your dog on the seat!
Back Track your car no matter where you parked it!
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In this Cineplex "Gear Guide" video I discuss what's new in car tech, including the ability to control what's in yoru car with voice control, a new app that helps you find a parking spot and a device that shows you where you found your misplaced keys.
In Car DVD Players!
Plug in a portable media player, and long journeys will fly by for passengers. We choose from eight
By Luke Anderson How many times have you been traveling across a few states, only to find that one of your gadgets is in serious need of a charge? This has happened to me on more than one occasion, and since I don't always bring my handy power inverter, I'm usually out of luck.
This wide-angle HD camera can be very handy - insurance-wise - if you have an accident. 2. Black & Decker Car Dustbuster £44.99, halfords.com A pivoting nose enables deep cleaning under seats and in gaps, and it runs off the cigarette lighter. 3.
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