It is understandable to want to personalize a new car, especially since there will always be someone out there driving the same make, model, and color as you, but some car accessories are far more overrated than others. Here are three of them:
Phony bullet hole stickers, stick families, “I love my dog,” “My kid is a an honor student,” and political affiliation bumper stickers are the most overused car accessories. Anymore, you can almost tell a person’s life story by the stickers on their car. Worse, is that those stickers actually devalue your car. After all, the stickers that showcase your unique life, three kids, and a dog are not going to impress a single buyer with no kids and a cat.
Antenna toppers are admittedly better than car stickers since they are easy to remove. However, since they are easy to remove, they are also easy to lose and easy to have stolen. If you absolutely must have an antenna topper on your car, make sure you pick one that is inexpensive enough that you will not be upset when it eventually disappears.
While it seems like a great idea to have a TV in your car, it really is not worth the extra money that you will have to pay to get it. Unless you are planning to frequently travel long distances with passengers, you might not even get any use out of them. Then, when you are traveling long distances with passengers, you may have to listen to endless debates on who gets to decide what everyone is watching.
If you are going to accessorize your car, try to accessorize with things that will not decrease the value of your car, explain your life’s story to strangers, are not easily stolen, and will not create a bigger headache than they are worth.