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Top Auto Accessories for a Long Road Trip

The Best Accessories for Your Driving Holiday

Is there anything better than a long road trip? Somehow the air just smells sweeter the second you pull out of your driveway and head out on the open road. The memories you make on a good road trip will last a lifetime. And if you love driving, you will be looking forward to your next holiday on the road as soon as you have returned from your last. If you’re planning a road trip right now, have a look at these auto accessories that will come in useful on your next long driving holiday.

Rooftop Cargo Carriers

Even if your vehicle can carry a lot of cargo, there never seems to be enough space once you start packing for a road trip. If you usually go on solo holidays, then of course you can travel with your car filled to the brim. But if  you are bringing friends or family and will be spending hours in the car, it’s not such a good idea. This is where rooftop cargo carriers are so convenient. They allow you to bring more along for the ride, and at the same time free up space inside making the drive safer and more comfortable for everyone.

Bike Racks

Whether your destination is a rural campsite or a big city, a bike will always come in handy on holiday. Exploring the camp site or scooting around a new city is always easier if you have a bike or motorized bicycle at your disposal. But instead of letting your bike take up precious trunk space, why not carry it on your rear hitch or with trunk straps? Keeping your bikes and your vehicle safe and scratch free is easy -if you buy a decent bike carrier, designed to keep your bike and your vehicle in great shape.bicycle on car rack

Floor Mats and Liners

For most people, a long road trip means lots of food stops and lots of trips to gas stations. When you drink and eat on the go, some crumbs and spills will, no doubt, end up on the floor, especially when you travel solo and don’t have a passenger helping to unwrap that sandwich. Unlike the memories of your road trip, the stains from your lunch shouldn’t last a lifetime, however. With all-weather floor mats you can protect the carpeting of your vehicle from food stains, dirty shoes and spilled morning coffee. Once you return from your trip, just hose the mats off in your yard, and they’ll be as good as new.

Car Seat Covers

Aside from damaging your vehicle’s floors, spills from drinks and food can also result in damage to your vehicle’s seats. And if you happen to be doing any walking or hiking on your trip, you can also carry dirt, dust, and debris from your walks into your vehicle and this can stain and damage your vehicle’s seats. Having custom-fit seat covers is an excellent way to protect your car seats and ensure the longevity of your vehicle’s interior. These can also add a stylish flair to your vehicle because you could go for high-quality neoprene seat covers that match the colour scheme of your interior.

Pet Accessories for your Road Trip

One of the best things about a road trip is that it’s very easy to bring dogs along. But what some dog don’t understand is that driving is serious business. Jumping in your lap and licking your face is fine when you’re on the couch, but when you’re on the road it’s a different story. With pet barriers you can ensure your dog is comfortable in your cargo area, but not able to leap over the rear seats to run wild around the cabin. If you haven’t yet invested in a pet barrier, make sure you have seat covers to protect your vehicle from pet paws, scratches and more. Custom-made seat covers offer a custom fit, so they will look like a professional re-upholstery job.cog on road trip

Cargo Liners

Much like floor mats, cargo liners protect your trunk’s floor from damage and are a good investment to protect your vehicle’s value and ultimately save you money on your solo holiday. Multiple stops at hotels and Airbnbs mean a lot of loading and unloading. Moving your luggage and other belongings around and in and out of your trunk can result in scuffs and damage to your trunk’s floor. Having a custom-fit cargo liner is an excellent solution for preserving this part of your vehicle.

With a little bit of planning ahead, you can take your upcoming road trip to the next level. These auto accessories will surely help enhance your driving experience and protect your vehicle’s value. Before you head out on the open road, consider whether you will want to invest in a few of these products. Just beware, the more fun you have on a road trip, the more likely you are to plan another one and soon! Whatever you do, drive safely, and have fun out there.

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