Cars are some of our dearest possessions. From making your daily commute less of a hassle to saving time, providing you with an extra chill-out spot or even giving you an upper hand with the ladies (or guys), owning a private car comes with many perks. Simply put, though, it makes your life much easier in so many ways, expensive or not. And no doubt about it, it even gets better when you pimp your ride and accessorize. 

And considering how huge the automotive industry is, there’s an endless list of accessories you can equip your car with to make it more appealing and comfortable, safer, more functional and better. Assuming you’re out looking for some ideas to customize and spice up your ride, here are some essential accessories you’d want to look into.

Lift Kits

Nothing looks more striking than a car on chrome wheels. A simple lift, say 4 inches, using a lift kit can get your car looking dope, stronger, and more appealing to any onlooker. In addition to increasing the off-road capability of your car, it also gives you the opportunity to install larger tires. And when it comes to lifting kits for a truck like the Ram 1500, the guys from Mechanicguides point out that these best options can beast up your rig, providing more ground clearance while also giving a lift to its overall appearance. The two main alternatives include suspension lift kits and body lift kits, which, as you might have guessed, lift either your car’s suspensions or the body, respectively. What’s more, you have several options to choose from, depending on the lift extent you prefer, from small to ‘crazy’.

Silicone Grip Pad

If you’ve been struggling to find a convenient area in your car to place items such as your phone, keys, cables, sunglasses, and what have you, this accessory could be just what you've been looking for. The silicone grip pad comes with several compartments and simply requires you to place it on your dashboard. The best feature is the smart tab that you can be used to prop it up at a convenient angle so you can place your phone where you can easily access it. 

Bluetooth FM Transmitter

If you like to listen to music or the radio as you drive, it can be super annoying when your car’s stereo system just won’t function anymore. When it gets to this you could replace it (which doesn’t come cheap) or you could simply pimp your ride with one of these Bluetooth FM transmitters that are taking the automotive world by storm. In addition to allowing you to get hooked into your favorite radio stations, some of the best options also enable you to listen to music from a Micro SD, your phone, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device. What’s more, according to the CB radio reviews by the compact device also comes with a USB charging port and a built-in mic that provides you with the convenience of making hands-free calls. 

Car Cover

Car Cover

Your car’s exterior is as important as the interior, especially if you want to preserve its value. However, the vehicle’s exterior surfaces are always receiving a beating from the elements, dust, mud, and other factors. These gradually affect the integrity of its finish and giving your car a new paint job isn’t the cheapest of affairs. Especially if you don’t have a garage or carport, a car cover can go a long way in protecting your ride, keeping it spicy and giving it a longer life.

Mesh Storage Net

How many times have you gone shopping for groceries with your car, just to get home and find the trunk is a huge mess? Some will say plenty, some will say none… but the point is, you don’t want your veggies to spill all over your car’s trunk. This makes a mesh storage net an essential accessory for those who are looking to spice up their cars.

Air Freshener

Air Freshener
Ever gotten into a car and the first thing that greets you is a musty odor that choked your lungs dry or almost gave you a heart attack? Especially on long trips, the last thing you want is to sit hours in a foul-smelling car, yours or not. For this reason, having a good car air freshener will do you and your passengers good, more than you can imagine. And these days, there’s a plethora of air freshener flavors to pick from; from jasmine to rose, lavender, and vanilla, not forgetting options made from herbal extracts that soak up moisture, odors, and allergens from the air circulating in your car.

Of course, there are dozens of other car accessories out there that can help enhance your driving experience and improve your comfort, as well as that of your passengers. From snack packs to car seats, neck pillows, woolen mats, magnetic phone holders, dash cams, car seat organizers, and even pet organizers, the list is endless. With the above few pointers, however, you have enough ideas on how to accessorize so you can spice up your car.