Car accessories may not be your priority as a car owner. You may think they are an unnecessary expense, but most auto accessories are not just good purchases. They are also essential for safe, comfortable road trips.
The Bull Bar
You will find bull bars on most trucks. You can place one on the front or back of your car for multiple reasons. One, a bull bar can keep you and your vehicle safe from low-speed collisions. Two, it can enhance the appearance of your vehicle, whether it’s a car or truck. And three, it protects your truck from scrapes and other damages when off roading.
Before you go ahead and fit a bull bar to your vehicle, however, learn about the legal restrictions on this exterior accessory. In New Zealand, aftermarket bull bars can only be fitted to Class NA vehicles, such as trucks, Utes, nd vans. There are other restrictions as well regarding the design of a bull bar.
Another vehicle accessory you may find useful is the towbar. It is ideal for towing a trailer. Whether you are going on a long road trip from Auckland to Wellington or need to tow equipment from point A to B, towbars are handy.
When towing, make sure you comply with the safety requirements of the NZTA.
The Roof Rack
You can also get a roof rack installed to your vehicle. A roof rack safely secures a variety of items, such as kayak, surfboards, bicycles and any type of gear. The accessory allows you and the family to travel comfortably with cargo.
Accessories are not simply decorative or added expense. The right mix of these auto enhancements can improve your road trips, and keep them safe. Choose the right ones, and comply with relevant policies.