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Spruce up your car with these essentials

Published on September 23, 2020. EST READ TIME: 3 MIN

Thanks to advancements in technology, the automobile industry has introduced many car accessories that help enhance your driving experience. While some accessories make your ride safe and comfortable, others ensure you stay connected with your loved ones. Hence, make sure you keep the important ones in your car at all times. To protect the accessories from damage or theft insure them by adding an accessories cover in your car insurance policy.

Here is a list of 15 essential accessories for your car-

  • Tool kit: In case your vehicle breaks down on the way, a tool kit will come in handy.

  • First-aid kit: Always keep a first-aid kit in your vehicle to assist you in case of medical emergencies.

  • Flat tyre repair kit: A puncture or flat tyre can be annoying. In case you are stranded on the highway with no car repair workshops around, you can use the kit to deal with the problem.

  • Tyre inflator: After fixing the puncture, you need a tyre inflator and a pressure gauge to inflate the tire at an appropriate pressure. Hence, keep one in your car at all times.

  • GPS navigator: If you travel within the city and to nearby places often, have a GPS navigator that tells you the route and how far the destination is.

  • Headlight kit: Driving without headlights in the dark is next to impossible. In case the headlights of your car start acting up, you can use the kit and fix the issue in no time.

  • Parking sensors: Parking sensors and cameras tell you how close you are to other cars or the pavement while parking. They make parking easy and stress-free.

  • Steering wheel lock: This is important for the safety of your car in an open garage and public places.

  • Car cover: A cover prevents dust from sticking to the car. If you park your car outside in the sun, a cover will also prevent any damage to its paint.

  • Seat covers and floor mats: Seat covers and floor mats are important to keep the interior of your car clean at all times. They are washable and durable.

  • Air freshener: To keep your car smelling fresh at all times.

  • USB charger: When you have a USB car charger, you need not worry about your smartphone or tablet running out of battery while on the go.

  • Jumper cables: If you leave the headlights on by mistake and the battery gets drained out, the jumper cables can help you start the car.

  • Car trash can: This is important to keep your car and the roads clean. You can collect wrappers and other trash in it and dispose it of in the garbage bin later.

  • Trunk organiser: If you carry many things in your car’s trunk, you can keep them neatly in a trunk organiser.


To make your car ride more safe and comfortable, we suggest that you purchase and install the above-mentioned accessories. Once you have these accessories in your car, you can ride anywhere with confidence. But before you do that, there is one more thing that needs to be done. Protect the accessories by adding an accessories cover in your motor insurance policy. Hence, check with your car insurance provider and insure your prized car accessories today!

Disclaimer: The above information is for illustrative purpose only. For more details, please refer to policy wordings and prospectus before concluding the sales.

This blog has been written by

Mukesh Kumar| Motor Insurance Expert |36+ years of experience in insurance industry

A veteran in the insurance industry, Mukesh Kumar has the expertise of handling various functions like Business Development, Underwriting, Claims, Human Resources, Quality Management and Marketing. With rich knowledge of the industry, he loves to share his views on topics of insurance sector and takes special interest in educating people on advantages of having insurance.

Mr. Mukesh Kumar recommends "getting your two wheeler insured from HDFC ERGO, a brand serving more than 1 crore+ customers. With overnight repair services and more than 6,800+ network garages, you can be assured of help in event of any damage to your vehicle".

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