5 Car deals you need to look out for this Black Friday
As we approach the end of November, we near two popular events - Thanksgiving and Black Friday. As a British person, I don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but Black Friday is something that I try to get involved with from time to time.
Sure, I'm not one of those people that heads into the city, only to get trampled in an attempt to get 75% off a Smart TV that I don't need; but I sometimes do find things that can be useful from the comfort of my living room.
Today, I am going to present some car products that might be worth picking up in the fast approaching Black Friday sale. Let's take a look at what I found:
(Notice: I do not own, nor endorse any of these products unless I say so. I have selected these products based on reviews and have not been paid by any companies to promote them here. I do not take any responsibility for any products you buy that are faulty, or don't meet the standards you choose, or cause any damage to your personal belongings as they are just examples. Please remember to spend your money wisely and always check reviews from multiple sources. Finally, the links that are within this article are all safe to click as they link to websites such as Amazon or Curry's PC World. The products may not be on sale at the time of you reading; but might well do as we approach the 29th November.)
#1 - Dash-cams
Garmin has a good repuation for car products such as Sat-Navs. Image: Amazon.co.uk.
Dash-cams can be an incredibly important part of driving that can get you out of many legal issues as long as you aren't the person at fault. Setting up a camera that records the road ahead of you is extra proof in the scenario that you get into an accident that wasn't your fault.
An issue with some dashboard cameras is their prices - the Garmin Dash Cam 56 GPS sells for around £125 on Amazon; though there are many other options that go for half the price or less. Video quality will be lower if you go for cheaper cameras, but this camera may halve in price when the weekend of deals eventually arrives.
#2 - Phone Cables
Phone cables can be super handy when in the car. If you leave the house and forgot to put your phone on charge, cables will give your phone the quick boost it needs to last for a while. People also use their phones as navigators that say tell you the directions while driving - which is a battery drainer. Other good uses for cables is the ability to play music from your phone in cars that don't have the luxury of Apple Carplay.
The above cable is the 1ft Anker PowerLine+ II Lightning Cable to charge iPhones with. This is a product I actually have used when sat in my parent's car, and it is really handy. The cable is very short, which means there isn't excess cable sticking out of the phone compartment. The cable is around £8, so a Black Friday discount won't be huge - but it may make a difference when combined with something more expensive such as a dash-cam.
Other options are available for Android users too - such as this pack of two Micro USB cables (I haven't used these cables, so I can't give my opinion on them).
This phone holder is a good option to accompany a phone cable, though not the shorter phone cables as they won't reach up the dashboard. This Anker cable would be a good option for you iPhone users (which I have used and highly recommend), or this cable for Andorid users as they are longer and can charge cars from the USB port.
#3 - Jump leads
The reviews for this jump-lead set is very positive. Image: Amazon.co.uk.
Having a dead battery is always inconvenient, especially when you have to go through the shame of knowing that you left the headlights on all day. This is why having a jump-starting set is great to keep hold of. Some of these sets are not cheap, with the above set being sold for £59.99 on Amazon, ensuring they are higher quality than those sold for £19.99.
But keep an eye out for this in the next two weeks or so, as the price may drop towards the end of the month. I haven't used this product before, but the reviews for the Arteck 900A Peak Car Jump Starter are very positive with 83% of the 299 reviews being 5 stars.
These cables won't just get you out of a sticky situation, but it allows you to be a good person and help other people that have a flat battery - everyone wins!
#4 - Car vacuum cleaner
Cleaning your car is an activity that is extremely boring; but is necessary to impress people such as your parents when driving them around to places - or if you just love to keep the car clean. Taking a massive vacuum cleaner outside is a hassle and the cables just get in the way.
Something such as the above vacuum cleaner is perfect for cleaning the car out nice and quickly with, but without the hassle. The box is small enough to keep in a cupboard or in the boot should you choose to transport it.
The above is a Dyson V6 Trigger, but might still be quite expensive during the sale with an initial price of £145. The HOTOR Corded Car Vacuum is a more reasonable alternative at a price of just under £28 if you are looking for something on a budget. If you like a sale, Black Friday would be a good time to pick one of these up. The reviews seem positive, with just under two thirds of the 965 customers rating the product 5-stars for the HOTOR.
#5 - Portable tyre-inflator
Finally, we have a portable tyre inflator. When the need of pumping up your tyres takes you by surprise one day, having a portable inflator would be extremely handy if there is no petrol station near you.
With this FYLINA inflator found on Amazon for £28.99, you can keep this in the boot just in case you need it. While I don't own this product in order to give it a review; the people on Amazon seem to love this product, with 79% of the 316 reviewers rating it 5 stars out of 5.
That concludes this list of items to consider picking up during the Black Friday sales. Let me know what car accessories you have picked up in the past and whether it should be included in this list!
Remember: There are alternative products to the ones you have seen in this article.
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