Buying a car is an expensive pleasure. Even if you chose the most budgetary model you found in the secondary market, you still have to spend a decent amount. And in the future, your budget should be provided a certain reserve, which will go to the quality of service and maintenance of the machine.
If you cannot do without this purchase, then it is worthwhile to provide options that will help you to save.
What gadgets are needed in the car?
Technical progress has now reached a tremendous development. On the market regularly appears an infinite number of gadgets, created in order to simplify human life. Some of them are not the most practical, but at the same time come across curious inventions that can benefit car owners. Some of them will help to save on fuel, others – to reduce insurance costs. Today we have compiled for you a special selection that will help you save your family budget.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
In the developed countries of the world, automobile manufacturers are obliged to equip their products with tire pressure monitoring systems. Now, these devices are included in the basic equipment of any machine. This rule was introduced sometime after 2014. But in our country, there are often obsolete models that appeared on sale long before this time.
Owners of such models are forced to check the pressure manually, using a pump. Of course, this is done irregularly, which significantly increases the risk. The fact is that it’s just dangerous to drive on pumped tires, while undercharged tires increase the car owner’s expenses. Thus, under insufficient pressure, the tires start to wear out more quickly, the life of the suspension is also reduced, and fuel consumption is increased approximately by 20%.
If you put yourself an ordinary sensor TPMS, then it will pay off a little more than a year, and you will save yourself from many problems.
This type of device is very popular all over the world. Now it is one of the most promising and fast-growing markets, and the impetus for this trend was given by us, and then it was picked up by the inhabitants of other countries.
Now new models of DVRs appear every few months. Each generation becomes more perfect, acquiring interesting functions and opportunities.
We must admit that this equipment is very useful. It protects us from the arbitrariness of aggressive drivers, as well as representatives of the patrol police. With its help, you can prove your own rightness, avoiding accusations of violation of traffic rules. In addition, sometimes buying a DVR simplifies the procedure for car insurance or helps to get a discount.
Satellite navigation system
Buying a satellite navigator is an advantageous investment. It will allow you to make short routes taking into account the traffic situation. Thus, you will be able to save on fuel, as well as rationally calculate your own time.
Of course, now many drivers do not see the point in buying additional equipment since virtually everyone in their pocket has an advanced Smartphone. But individual devices are reliable and work better.
Protection of the diagnostic connector OBD
Any modern car is equipped with a so-called OBD connector. This is a special port located in the cabin. With its help, it is possible to connect the diagnostic equipment to detect errors in the operation of electronic systems.
Despite the fact that this connector simplified the work of auto mechanics, it simultaneously increased the chances of car theft. Professional thieves learned to clone keys to control the security complex.
Buying a protective mechanism will protect you. To install it you have to spend a decent amount, but it is much cheaper than buying a new car, in exchange for the stolen.
This is a special training course for proper driving to save fuel. He enjoys great popularity in European countries and gradually begins to gain prestige among the inhabitants of Ukraine. If you go through all the lessons, you will learn to spend 15% less fuel than before.
This application is designed specifically to assess the driving style of the driver, including the speed used, the smoothness of the course, and geolocation. It is very often used by agents of insurance companies to make sure that this customer can be assessed an insurance premium or provide a discount on the policy.
Now there are many similar applications, including free ones that are installed on the phone, turning it into a kind of “black box”.
GPS auto tracker
The tracking system significantly increases the chances of finding a stolen car. It is worth such a device is expensive, but if you belong to the owners of premium brands, and then automatically turn into a target for thieves. Therefore, the cost of such equipment will be guaranteed in the future.
How to make sure there are gadgets in the car?
The last thing I would like to add is to think carefully before planning the purchase of a new gadget to expand the capabilities of your machine. Now manufacturers often equip their models with useful functionality, the existence of which you cannot even guess. Therefore, at first, it will not be superfluous to carry out the maintenance of the car, after which the specialist will be able to advise you on all issues. Such foresight will save you from buying an unnecessary device.