Fun in the Sun Car Accessories
Now the sun has finally got his hat on, it’s time to think about which car accessories will help to make your motoring journeys more comfortable. When children, especially very young ones, are strapped into their car seats it can be very difficult for them to get out of the sun’s glare making even the shortest journey uncomfortable for them – and you if they’re very vocal about it! Car sun shades can help to shield passengers, young and old, from the glare of the sun and also help to keep the car interior cool. Whether you’re just travelling around Britain or driving abroad, a few well placed sun shades will help to keep everyone happy and they can very easily be stored away in the car boot when not required – which, to be honest, will probably be 75% of the time!
There are umpteen types of car sun shades to choose from – small ones for the side windows, large folding ones for the rear window, roller blinds, aluminium ones for the front windscreen that help to keep the car interior cool including the steering wheel and seats – who hasn’t had to gingerly ease themselves onto their car seat and then winced in pain when they’ve got hold of the steering wheel!! There are also sun visor shades that extend the protection of the normal sun visor for front seat passengers and the driver, and these are also really useful for the low winter sun.
Whether you’re tootling around in your car or on a demanding (but exciting) road trip, there’s a wealth of car accessories available to make your trip more pleasant. Having a few comfort accessories in your car such as seat belt shoulder pads, neck and head rest pillows or back support cushions can make the longest journey more relaxing. When the weather’s cold a travel mug filled with a nice warm drink or a snug blanket that doubles as a picnic rug, will help to warm you up and when it’s hot, a cooling fan that plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter socket will help keeps things cool. Of course, if the sun’s shining you’ll be wearing your sun glasses and a handy holder to keep them safe and on hand is always useful – no more sitting on them because you chucked them on the seat!
I always find that there’s just not enough storage space inside the car, particularly if I’m going for a day out and I’ve got children with me – putting stuff in the boot is no good, I want it where it’s easy to get at. There are all sorts of in-car storage organiser accessories available, from a simple visor wallet that has a place for your sunglasses, pen and important papers, to a full sized seat organiser that fits over the back of the front car seat and has numerous pockets of different sizes that will hold any number of bits and pieces. These are really, really practical if you’re driving and have children in the back – all their crayons, books, drinks, snacks and games are within their reach and will hopefully keep them occupied and quiet so you can concentrate on the road ahead.