Being a car enthusiast for years, I have had experience with a variety of car accessories; from snow shoes for my tires to special turbo kits, I have seen it all. A lot of things I have bought for my car over the years have been completely useless, leaving me feeling like I wasted my money. Here are three of the products I bought that you should not make the mistake of buying.
Snow Shoes for Tires
Many people talk about magical ways to get out of snow. One way is to apply snow shoes, or covers, to the tires of a car. I, too, thought this was too good to be true, but for a fairly low price (under $50) for a set, I purchased the product. It was, in fact, too good to be true. When thinking about it logically, will a cloth cover for your tire really get you out of snow and perform better than a real rubber tire? These covers made me lose a great deal of traction when trying to climb a hill, almost as though I was using a set of bald summer tires.
Sure, everyone likes to brag about their fog lights. In reality, I just don’t think that they are worth the price of several hundred dollars. I live on the east coast of the U.S., and even then I use my fog lights about twice a year. People always say that you should not use high beams in fog, and this is true. However, fog lights do not do much better than those high beams — at least not the ones on my BMW 328i.
WiFi in the Car
This one continues to baffle me. A while back I started hearing about SUVs that had WiFi in the car, but only at the steep price of several thousand dollars as a part of a technology package. In my honest opinion, I do not see a single reason why someone should make their car WiFi ready. You still have to pay for service, so it’s as though your car is another phone that you have to pay for monthly. Why not just get a hotspot for your phone?
There we go; those are some of the most overrated car accessories. When buying a new car or buying add-ons, make sure to avoid the things listed above.