Don't Leave Home Without These Important Car Gadgets

Gadgets make the driving experience so much easier. For every plight plaguing drivers, there's a gadget that prevents or solves it. If you're looking to optimize your driving experience with gadgets, take a look at this list. These three hand-held gadgets are a must for your vehicle:

1. Smartphone


Your smartphone is perhaps the most important gadget you can bring in your car. There are tons of apps that can help you save money on gas and maintenance. Your smartphone can also help you get to your destination and find the right parking space. To find the perfect apps for your smartphone, read:

It’s very easy to download apps. All you need to do is visit your smartphone’s app store.

2. Heads-Up Displays

heads up display

Did you know that one out of every four car accidents in the U.S. is caused by texting and driving? If you're traveling at 70 mph, and if you glance at your phone for only 3 seconds, you'll have driven the length of a football field without seeing the road. That's pretty scary when you think about it.

Do you often rely on your smartphone to provide directions, the time, and/or another piece of important information while driving? Or are you expecting an important text or call while driving? You no longer need to keep glancing at your phone because heads-up displays (HUDs) exist now.

A HUD projects your smartphone's screen on your windshield, right in front of you. Most HUDs are transparent, and they're projected low enough on your windshield to allow you to see the road. You'll be able to check a bunch of things on your smartphone without needing to take your eyes off the road.

3. Portable Tire Inflators

Tire inflator

Gone are the days when you have to look far and wide for a gas station with an air pump. We're well into the 21st century. That means once the air pressure in your tires gets too low, you can pull over and inflate them right on the side of the road. This is made possible by the existence of small portable tire inflators. A few of these inflators are even handheld.

4. Portable Car Battery Jumpers

Battery jumper

With a portable car battery jumper in your Toyota, you no longer need to chase down strangers and beg them to jump start your car. Some portable jumpers are quite small and handy these days. Take a look at the NOCO Boost Plus GB40. It's a 1000-amp device that can jump start engines up to 6 liters. It also doubles as an LED flashlight and a portable power bank for USB devices.