The Best Car Accessories for Grads off to College

If you have a new high school graduate in your family, you are probably excited about what the future holds for your child. There are a lot of students who are getting ready to go off to college, and at Puklich Chevrolet Buick GMC, it would be our pleasure to help you and your college student get ready for the journey.

That means deciding whether you want to send your college student off to college with a car. We have plenty of cars available, and we encourage you to swing by our dealership to test drive one for yourself. Then, take a look at some of the top accessories you may want to include when you send your child off to college.

1. An Emergency Roadside Kit

One of the most important accessories you need to give to your college student is an emergency roadside kit. This is a kit that should include a handful of helpful gadgets, including:

• A reliable set of jumper cables that you can use to jump-start the battery
• A tire jack, a tire pressure gauge, and a tire inflator that you can use to take care of your tires
• A flashlight that will help you see around and under the vehicle when it is dark outside
• A cutting tool that you can use to cut through the seat belt and the window in the event of a motor vehicle accident

Take a look at the different roadside emergency kits available, and make sure they include the right accessories for your college student. You never know when he or she might require them.

2. A Car Cover

In addition, you should try to find a helpful car cover for your college driver. There are a lot of cars that sit idle for weeks before they are started again. Furthermore, college students are not exactly the safest drivers in the world. If the car is going to sit idle for a long time, you need to make sure it is properly protected with a car cover. A car cover can protect your car against dings and scratches, and it can protect your vehicle against inclement weather. You might want to consider working with your college student to get a personalized car cover for the vehicle.

3. A Cell Phone Mount

You should also consider getting your college student a cell phone mount. Members of the younger generation are addicted to their cell phones, and there is probably no way for you to completely stop your college student from using his or her cell phone while driving. At the same time, your college student will probably use his or her cell phone as a GPS. If you want to reduce the chances of a motor vehicle accident happening, get a cell phone mount that can be placed on the dashboard. This will make it easier for your college student to see the directions without taking his or her eyes off the road.

4. A Seat Gap Cover

Finally, you should get a seat gap cover for your college student as well. There is a gap between the front seats and the center console. This is a gap that likes to eat your wallet, keys, and cell phone. You do not want your college student to reach into that gap while driving, so consider getting a device you can use to protect and shield that gap. They come in many shapes and sizes, and they can prevent your college student from getting distracted while driving.

Find the Right Car and Accessories at Puklich Chevrolet Buick GMC

At Puklich Chevrolet Buick GMC, we know that you are probably both excited and nervous to send your student off to college. If you want your child to be successful, you should consider some of the car accessories above. Then, make sure you put your child behind the wheel of a safe car. A member of our team would be happy to talk about the benefits and features of each individual option with you. Reach out to our dealership to speak to one of our staff members, and do not forget to visit our dealership to test drive a vehicle for yourself.