Auto Repair

Vehicle Accessories Worth The Splurge

Whether you recently sprung for a new (or new to you) car or want to upgrade your current one, here are some of the most useful safety accessories and gadgets worth investing in.


This device can connect to your smartphone, car radio or tablet, allowing you to stream podcasts, your favorite music, and much more. More importantly, a Bluetooth kit makes the experience hands-free, giving you all the freedom you need to dominate the road.

Portable Jump Starter

This handy kit does what the name implies and gets your car going if the battery fails. Best of all, you don’t have to wait for a good Samaritan. This device requires only one human. Simply attach the cables to your car battery, follow the directions on the package, and there you have it.

Floor Mats/Seat Covers

Even the most careful drivers spill a drink or track muddy shoes into the car. To protect upholstery from staining, fading and other unpleasantness, opt for high-quality floor mats and seat covers. You won’t be sorry.


When was the last time you used a paper map? So, unless you intend to endanger yourself and others by using an app on your phone, you’ll purchase a GPS unit for your car.

Microfiber Cloth

An inexpensive essential for every driver, a microfiber cloth will be your best friend in keeping the interior and exterior of your car clean. Give the windshield a swipe, dust the dashboard, or clean the tires. Whatever you do, don’t cheat and buy a standard washcloth. Microfiber makes a difference.

USB Charger

Today’s humans can’t handle a dying phone battery. We panic. Avoid this unseemly situation and pick up a USB phone charger for the car.

Tire Pressure Gauge

Keeping your tires adequately pressurized has too many benefits to list here, and a pressure gauge lets you check the air pressure without stopping at a service station. This accessory is small and cheap so you have no excuse not to buy one.

Air Freshener

Cars get stuffy. Between food odors, sweat, and the simple staleness of sitting, they need something to offset the funk. Sometimes you can roll the windows down, but other times call for a more drastic approach. If you don’t like the smell of artificial fresheners, go organic. Most auto parts stores offer a variety of options, so you can find exactly what you need.

For all your car’s repair and maintenance needs, call the experts at Empire Auto Care in Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Wilton Manors, Lighthouse Point, and Lauderdale By The Sea at 954-800-8512 today!