In today’s age of technology and electronics, there are a million products out there in market, out of which not all makes sense. Here are some of the overrated car accessories that I believe anybody can live without.
TV monitors on the back of the car seats in SUVs – I have seen so many SUVs drive through the highways where the parent is up front driving and the kids are in the back watching that little individual TV monitors on the back of the headrests in the dark. There are so many things wrong in that picture. The children are watching TV in the dark which hurts their eyes. The small monitors don’t do much in reducing the stress from having to strain and watch programs on it. Instead of enjoying some quality time as family or just relaxing, these little monitors only stresses and strains the kids even more. I think this is one car accessory a parent ought to knowingly decide not to incorporate.
Seat covers – I honestly think this is an overrated car accessory that we can live without. I find various car seat covers in the market that it doesn’t make any sense. We have a cooling car seat cover for the driver’s seat, and trust me, it doesn’t cool anything. Why would anybody want to cool their bum during the drive?! The car seat cover may make sense if you have messy kids or tend to eat in the car and want to keep the seats clean but other than that there is no other use of the covers. In fact, I always take off our seat cover when I drive because I find it incredibly distracting.
Stick-on trash can – This is another car accessory in our car that drives me mad. It is basically a cloth trash can that you can stick on to the car floor mat to help collect trash when you are driving. My husband fitted this on the passenger side on the back seat, and unfortunately, this is where my son sits. He always knocks it down with his feet leaving the trash strewn on the floor. If my husband doesn’t periodically empty the trash can, it overflows just like any other trash can. Bottom line, just take the trash with you when you exit your car rather than putting it away in the trash can inside the car!
Now there are car accessories that are truly beneficial but always think twice before you want to buy car accessories.