22 November 2020 · Buyer Tips & Advice

Must have car accessories for your next road trip | Phil Gilbert Kia

There’s nothing more satisfying than taking off on an adventure in your Kia. Be it a weekend getaway with friends, a solo jaunt, or a school holiday trip with the family in tow, packing up and getting away is a dream come true for Aussie families. Knowing that you’re prepared with all the correct accessories for your time on or off the road, could be the difference between getting to your intended destination or not making it there at all. 

We’ve put together a few suggestions of what you should have in your accessories kit in your car at all times, especially when you’re road tripping.

Invest in your safety

When you’ve hit the road with the intentions of heading off the beaten track, it’s good to have the backup of a few items that could really come in handy when you least expect it. A tyre jack and tyre repair kit are going to save you a lot of pain if you’re stuck somewhere that isn't easily accessible. It’s also a good idea to do some research on how to use both of these items, so you’re self-sufficient and can get safely out of any trouble you encounter with a damaged tyre.

If you really like to go bush and get off the grid, a mobile phone signal booster could be a worthy investment. You’ll be able to make calls on your mobile phone via the amplified signal that your booster will pick up from nearby towers. This device will allow you to geolocate yourself and others or call for help if there is an emergency. 

Battery problems? There’s a whole host of reasons why your car battery could have become flat. Gone are the days where you need someone else’s car to connect your jumper leads to. You’ll never have to rely on anyone else for bringing a dead battery back to life when you have your own jump starter.

The key to easy entertainment

Hearing the words ‘Are we there yet?’ can grate on even the most patient parents, especially after the hundredth time in the space of an hour. Regain some peace and quiet by giving your kids the gift of entertainment on the road. No more monotonous games of eye-spy ever again. 

With a car mount for your tablet or ipad you will be able to entertain anyone, big or small, without having to hold onto or awkwardly prop up the device. Easily installed to the rear of the front seat headrests, you’ll see the benefits in no time. You’ll have the happiest passengers going around, because they’ll be enjoying their viewing in maximum comfort. 

Know exactly where you’re headed

Using a paper map or street directory is a dying art form. GPS systems, google maps and other geolocation devices can help you quickly and efficiently when you need to get from point A to point B. There are some really impressive GPS systems on the market if you want the best of the best. We stock a two in one navigational tool and dash cam system that work in tandem to give you peace of mind and updates on driving conditions ahead.

To help you have your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel at all times, you’ll need a mount for your phone. If you’re a driver who chooses to use their phone’s built in GPS, you will absolutely need to get a mount for your device to facilitate hands free use. The safer the better when it comes to phone use in your car.

At Phil Gilbert Kia, we have all the accessories you’ll need to make that road trip more comfortable, safer and a lot less stressful. Shop online today or you're welcome to contact us and we can help you make the right choice.