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Car Buying Guide: Extras

Oct 15, 2018 | Insights

Read our latest article, Car Buying Guide: Extras, to find out what car extras we recommend getting for your new vehicle.

When you are buying a new car, car dealers may offer some extras to spice up the vehicle. This week, we decided to look at some features that may come in handy should you wish to install them.

If your vehicle model does not come with a side and/or curtain airbags, you may be able to install them as an addition to your car purchase.

Anti-lock Braking System
An anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is an optional extra for most cars. The function of an ABS is to prevent the wheels from locking up when braking. This makes it easier to manoeuvre when braking.

Auxiliary (AUX) Port
An auxiliary (AUX) port is an extremely useful feature. Many modern vehicles will have an AUX port. If your car doesn’t come with it may be possible to have one installed. An AUX port can be used to connect your phone, USB or MP3 to the car’s speaker system. Better still, the AUX port can be used to recharge the battery of various devices.

Bluetooth is the wireless alternative to an AUX port. If you want a clutter-free dashboard, Bluetooth integration may help to achieve that.

The main function of a bullbar is to protect the front of a vehicle from damage from collisions. If you find yourself driving in regions populated by Kangaroos crossing roads, acquiring a bullbar might prove to be a worthwhile decision.

Rear-view Camera
A rear-view camera is especially useful for drivers who frequently have passengers occupying the back seat or larger vehicles that are hard to see out through the back window.

Roof Rack
Roof racks are useful add-ons for anyone wishing to transport water or snow skis, small kayaks, or something very similar.

Spare Tyre
If you find yourself driving in the Australian outback or across long distances, keeping a spare full-size tyre may prove to be useful in emergency situations.

Window Tinting
Window tinting has multiple perks. First, window tinting is a useful way of decreasing the amount of heat that enters the car thereby making the car cooler. This is especially handy if you live in a very hot climate or want to keep the car cooler during Summer. Second, tinted windows make it harder to see inside the vehicle.

The information contained in this blog is accurate only at the date of publication. 

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