A personal car is more than just a means for transport.
A whole lot of love goes into slaving away to save up to buy your dream car. Once you do, you feel like an absolute king. But why stop there?
Why not be an Emperor instead and fit your car with the best car accessories known to all the car people on the planet?
Confused about where to get that done? Let us help you!
Here are the best places to get car accessories-
- Your local Garage -
Check in with your local garage when it comes to the most suitable accessories for your cars, such as the perfect chrome rims for your wheels or the ideal stereo system to play that latest track on repeat.;
- One Stop Shops -
Official dealerships and car showrooms are infamous for charging excessively at times. In such cases, it is better to visit one-stop shops (e.g., My car genie) that have everything car - related under one roof. Think IKEA, but for cars. Usually, the salesmen here offer excellent advice on what to purchase based on your needs.
If you’re still skeptical about the products, compare the features of the product and the prices with online shops as well as official car dealerships.
It is always better to make an informed decision than make a blind purchase that you regret later.
- A hobbyist friend-
Everyone has that one friend who is a massive car buff and has personalized and customized every possible part of his car to suit his needs. Don’t know anyone like that?
Well then ask the people you know who know anyone like that.
It’s an excellent way to network and eventually, offer them a beer for the advice they give.
You can bet it would be good advice for they understand that your car is your baby, and you want nothing but the best for your beloved baby!
- The internet (*conditions apply)
You can search the internet for two options.
Option one is to look for a garage or service center that is close to you. Call them and inquire after their services. Then follow step 1. The second option is to check out the accessories you want for yourself and purchase hen online.
Keep in mind that you should only order from reliable sources that offer a guarantee on the product and give you an invoice.
Of course, make sure to properly scan the manual that comes with the product to figure out how to best install that new fancy smart car charger you just ordered.
Be aware of fraudulent vendors with faked goods. If it is used products you are purchasing, do inspect them closely in person before finalizing the purchase, and take the contact details of the seller in case problems occur later.
- Official dealerships
If you can afford to, you could always go to official car dealerships and service centers of the company your car belongs to.
Sure, the accessory might be slightly expensive, but it helps to think of it as an investment because it comes with a guarantee of purchase.
Furthermore, the installation problem is taken care off, as the service personnel will fit in the accessory for you without you having to lift a finger.
It also helps build a relationship with the dealer for future purchases and investments. There’s a reason why it’s called “goodwill” - it’s good!
- Specialized dealerships
Certain car garages and service centers advertise themselves as “specialists” when it comes to specific car brands. This is mostly because they understand the science and research that is employed by a particular company.
For example, if you own a BMW and a local service center claim expertise in cars produced by BMW; it is worthwhile to check out their offers and services.
- Used car dealerships
A whole lot of entirely usable and sometimes even new accessories are available for purchase at used car dealerships.
They will cater to your needs and have products of most brands at their disposal. If not, they might be the best people to guide you when it comes to finding suitable car accessories.
- Late night TV ads
Remember the time when no program airs on television but its all ads with toll-free numbers asking you to “try it out”?
Well, you probably should.However, it is essential to speak to them about guarantees and other conditions before making a purchase.
Also be wary of credit card fraud when providing your details. It can never hurt to be cautious.
- Subscribing to automobile blogs-
If you’re a frequent buyer of car accessories and want a personalized experience while driving, you could subscribe to blogs that review and discuss automobiles.
And their accessories. Even scanning their comments section can give you insight into how good the product is.
- Car magazines-
Your local newspaper shop will surely stock a dozen car magazines. Browse through any of them and try to look for a dealership, a garage, or the product you wish to buy. There will be contact details on the advertised page for you to note down and follow up on.
Although, it is always wise to read the fine print when looking at adds for hidden costs and asterisk-end conditions.
The informed purchase point applies here as well - always know what you’re buying and installing in your vehicle. If you have trouble with installing an accessory, call up the dealer and request an instruction manual for the same.
And that’s about it! These are a few signposts when it comes to buying accessories for your car.
Remember that every individual’s needs are unique, and so is every car.
Do not make any compromises when it comes to beautifying your baby and transforming it into your dream automobile. If you have more suggestions, feel free to post them in the comments and help out your fellow car-fan!