Thinking about upgrading or personalizing your car? The good news is you don’t have to spend a lot of money on the project. There are tons of DIY hacks you can use to make lovely accessories for your car. The internet is filled with ideas, but it’s important to find those that fit your personal style. Here are some of the best accessories to make for your car.
1. Steering Wheel Cover
When shopping for steering wheel covers, you'll notice that most of them come in plain colors: black, grey, white, or brown. While plain colors are good, they lack vibrancy. If you want to add some fun and color to your car, make your own steering wheel cover.
You can watch DIY tutorials and make a cover with bright or subtle colors, it all depends on how you want your car to look. As you make the cover, pay attention to the size of your steering wheel to ensure it fits perfectly.
2. Car Seat Organizer
If you have children who use car seats, you need organizers to hold their toys and snacks. This makes it easier for them--and for you--to find items. When kids are occupied, they won’t distract you as you drive. Although most cars are equipped with storage solutions, they may not be enough if you have a large family. You can create or knit car seat organizers at home and make your vehicle tidier.
3. Keychain Accessories
Today, key fobs and virtual keys have replaced traditional car keys. Napleton Kia, a dealership in Illinois, says that newer car models now feature keyless ignition. However, a majority of car owners still use cars that have keys. If you’re one of them, watch a few DIY tutorials to find out how you can make key accessories. You won’t keep losing your car keys.
4. Headrest Covers
Headrests can get dirty over time and become difficult to clean. To make your work easier, knit or buy fabric and use it to make covers for the headrests. Once they get dirty, you can remove them and wash them. These covers protect your car seats from dirt for longer.
5. Air Freshener
There are lots of automotive air fresheners on the market today, but some are actually harmful to your health. To make your car smell fresh without worrying about your health, make a DIY air freshener using natural ingredients like essential oils. There are many types to choose from, but the best oils for freshening the environment are Lavender, Lemon, Sandalwood, Cinnamon, and Patchouli. You can create your own air freshener without spending a lot of money.
6. Floor Mats
Floor mats are an essential car accessory. They protect the floor of your vehicle from dirt, mud, food, drinks, and more. You need reliable mats you can use whether it's dusty, muddy, or snowing, and you can make them on your own. The mats should be easy to clean and should be durable. Remember, it’s a lot cheaper to replace car mats than to redo the carpeting.