It is quite common to end up driving in the dark when undertaking any long distance car journeys. Even if you are not planning any long journeys you often end up driving to the airport in the dark or arriving in your destination to collect your hire car in the dark. You must take more car when driving in the night as your main and your peripheral vision are not as strong as it is during the day, making this activity a dangerous one. Even though there are fewer cars at night, the chances of a crash are still quite high. But don’t worry, because we bring you 5 extremely useful accessories for your car that will help you stay safe and enjoy your night driving.
Not all solutions need to be complicated or technical. What’s the simplest solution to a vision problem? Add more light! LED lighting is one of the best and most efficient accessories available in the market. Halogen and Xenon headlights are a thing of the past since they use more batteries, create more heat but their output is still poor in comparison to LED lighting. While using less power and producing less heat, this headlight is brighter and provides a better vision to the driver at night. Thanks to a wide variety of plug-and-play LED Headlight kits, you can easily install one of these by yourself in your car, and the best part, you can find a high-quality one at a very reasonable price. So, the next time you go for a night ride, your vision will be almost as good as it is in the day, making your trip safe and more enjoyable.
Nothing shouts safety louder than a basic Dash Cam when it comes to a night drive. Whether it’s theft, accident, or a fraudulent claim, this high-tech camera can handle anything! Especially now since these devices are equipped with a high-definition camera and can capture crystal clear footage even in the dark. Going out in the middle of the night with fewer witnesses around, some people are incited to commit a crime or fraudulent accident and insurance claims. This can all be settled and prevented by a single device sitting in front of your dashboard and recording everything it sees and hears. All the footage is stored on a memory stick which can be then later used as evidence to prove the fraudulent crime or your innocence. So, the next time you are going out for a night ride, make sure that a cute Dash Cam is mounted firmly on your dashboard and is recording all the happenings in real-time.
GPS and GPS Tracking
At times, these night rides can take you to places where you have never been. When you are in the mood, you just want to keep driving down the straight road even if are unfamiliar with the area you are going into. This is where the Global Positioning System kicks in. No matter where you end up going, when you key in your home address, you will always be shown the quickest and most accurate route that will lead you straight home. Another useful function delivered by the modern GPS is the tracking system. Won’t you feel completely safe riding at night knowing that there is a professional, high-tech company, whose only purpose is to keep you safe, surveying and keeping tabs on your entire journey till you reach home? I know I would. Plus, a high-grade GPS can also save you money by showing you exactly where the speed cameras have been installed.
Portable Car Battery Jump Starter
I can assure you, having your car battery die out delivers a very different experience when it happens during the day and at the night. Getting help from another driver or calling a professional for help and waiting is something that can be easily and safely done in the daytime, but when that sunsets and you must wait in the dark and middle of nowhere, the feeling of vulnerability and insecurity is unexplainable. You could be stranded there for hours, who knows what might happen to you in that much amount of time! These facts make this accessory a must-have, especially during a night ride. It will fully kill the dependency on any type of external help during a battery crisis, which eliminates any type of waiting around. Just charge the dead battery up and be right on your way. On your incoming night ride, be sure to pack one of these in your trunk, who knows when it might come in handy and potentially save you from danger.
AudioVox Car Connection
As mentioned before, being stranded in the day is far easier than being stranded in the dark, all alone. Another accessory that can protect you from this undesirable and dangerous situation is an Audiovox Car Connection. An on-board diagnostics plug-in device that gauges and relays information about your car’s status, performance, and location via your smartphone’s screen. Once the device is plugged in, your car can communicate with you through a website that you can access on your handheld device. Using that, you can pinpoint the parking location, and the routes it has traveled to get there. The OBD device also reads the car’s trouble codes in real-time and warns the driver of the potential danger of not getting them checked before going on a drive making this accessory a must-have.
To sum it all up…
Night rides are something we can never give up either out of love, work or emergencies. But there are a lot of precautions that can be taken to secure these otherwise very dangerous trips. These accessories will no doubt make your journey safer and protect you firmly when you tackle any unforeseen and unfortunate situation. However, you should always drive carefully to further decrease the chances of getting caught up in an incident. Better to be safe than sorry. Drive Safely!