The main function of any car is to get from point A to point B relatively quickly and in comfort. A car can keep you warm in winter, cool in summer and dry when the heavens open . . . but apart from that they can actually be pretty uncomfortable, particularly if you are embarking on a long journey and may need to pull over for a power nap en route. It is possible however, to increase the comfort of your car simply and cheaply, with just a few additions.
Rugs and cushions – everybody should carry a rug or blanket in the car for a little added warmth and comfort when necessary. It can also help to have a couple of cushions strategically placed on the back seat. Not only will these help to increase the comfort of your passengers but also give you something soft and comfy to lay your head on if you need to pull over for a power nap. Carrying a blanket or rug is also a great survival strategy in case of accidents and break-downs.
Air fresheners – might not actually help to keep you warmer or give you somewhere cozy to lay your head, but they can help to improve the whole ambiance of your car’s interior. This is increasingly important for people who spend a lot of time traveling around in their cars. There are so many different types of fragrance to choose from, it should be easy to find one which you like.
A comfortable temperature – this is one of the most important things which you can change to increase or decrease the comfort of your car on a long journey. Drivers should try to keep the car a little on the cooler side to stop them from becoming tired and sleepy, and any passengers can snuggle down with the blanket and cushions on the back seat if necessary.
Seat covers – are not only a great way to personalize the interior of your car and protect your upholstery from stains and signs of wear and tear, they can also help to increase your comfort. Some seat covers are designed to give the driver a massage if they are sitting in the driving position for a prolonged period of time, some are warm and furry to increase comfort and others are designed to be moisture wicking and prevent you from getting too hot and sticky when the temperatures rise.
Snacks and drinks – can also help to turn a lengthy driving ordeal into a more pleasant and comfortable experience. Choose things which can be easily eaten using only one hand and won’t make too much mess on your seat covers. It is also a good idea to have non-perishable snacks or at least those with a relatively long sell by date so that you don’t have to worry about changing them all of the time. Just a couple of energy bars in the glove box can make a big difference. You should also have plenty of drinking water handy; if you become dehydrated it can make you sleepy and disorientated which is not safe, particularly when you are driving.
Tunes – a few of your favorite tunes playing can help to make the road trip fly by, particularly if you have a good sing-a-long.
At the Nissan dealership Los Angeles they’ve got a great selection of new and pre owned comfortable motors, but you can make them even more comfortable by following just a few of these tips. Check out the choices at metronissanredlands.com and see which ones take your fancy.