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top 5 Aftermarket Tech Gadgets That need to add for your Ford transit van

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In this article, we are going to be looking at top 5 aftermarket car accessories that you must have for your Ford Transit , Enjoy reading.

Battery booster starter jumper cable
A good driver knows that at times, the battery gives in. You find that you cannot start up your car and this might course you some serious trouble if it goes off while you are far from home, or even in a traffic jam. Another scenario where you may need it is when you forget to switch off the lights of your car. With time, they will drain off your battery, and you will need help to start your car. In such times, the battery booster and jumper cable will save your day. All you need is to request another driver to help start your car using this emergency kit.

Hydraulic Car Jack
Every car owner will tell you that a hydraulic jack is a must have. This jack uses pressure to lift the weight of your car. You at least need a jack to change tires or to lift your car in case you need some repairs. Care should be taken while using a jack. You need to place in on a plywood and a stable surface to avoid injuring your car.

High-Speed Car Charger
In the modern life, you at least need to keep your devices on track. Smartphones and tablets do drain off power quickly especially when you are involved in lots communications. You need them to navigate to places you don’t know, to communicate with your friend circuit or even to play some games. This creates a need to keep your battery on power when need be. A high-speed car charger will come in handy as it will see to it that your devices are powered whenever you are on the move.

Mobile device holder with sanction cup
Any modern driver will tell you that this is a must have if you want to get everything in order while driving. It’s tricky to handle the phone with your hand and still operate the wheels, but with this mobile holder, your woes are long gone. This accessory holds your phone in place, removing all the troubles that come with looking for a place to place your phone while driving. It also has a sanction cup meaning you can stick it to any place that’s convenient to you.

Rear view camera
Having a car is one thing, but driving it well without causing damages is another. Usually, we often find our selves locked up in situations that we need help to reverse and drive off the car. Be it in parking or be it on the go. At times we have a helping hand to instruct us, but they are not always accurate as some may be amateurs. This implies that you need some other external help to help you navigate out of such situations. A rear view camera will save your day. These cameras are mounted on the back of your vehicle. They are also connected to a TFT display screen on the dashboard of your car. Anytime, you engage the reverse gear; they will give you a rear view of the situation. You will be able to see objects and approximate distances. Surely, this is a must have aftermarket car there is a backup camera integrated into third brake light house, that especially designed for Ford transit 2014 and above models.

The bottom line
While settling for these top 5 aftermarket car accessories, ensure you go for the best. Don’t let prices make you settle for a lesser product. After all, these are essential tools that will see you get out of an awkward situation.
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I'd like to say that an indash bluetooth equipped radio is a HUGE bang for the buck upgrade. A touchscreen Android operating system radio; basically a tablet PC that also plays CD/DVD. Add Torque app to that, and you have all kinds of vehicle info at your fingertips, and it's all up-gradable without new hardware.

Also, I enjoy having 800-1200 watt AC power available for the times I need to use a power tool or other device that is not practical to have a 12vdc or battery version. Also good for plugging in multiple kinds of power tool battery chargers. I like to run an outlet to the rear that is accessible from just inside the rear door.

Agree on rear camera, excellent for navigating parking lots with the horrible turning radius and agility of the Transit. Also built-in to the Android radio, just connect a camera.

Also agree on the higher capacity USB charging ports, 2.1 amps. There are the ones that plug into the regular "finger zapper" sockets, and built-ins that require drilling a hole or replacing a finger zapper outlet. I usually install one in the dash and in the rear wall for accessing from the bench seat (keeps screen addict kids happy).

As for cell phone mount; above Android radio channels calls through it, and has built in mic. Pairs with any smartphone. Just stick the cell phone in a storage cubby of glovebox. It was great on the roadtrip this weekend.

GPS? Also in the Android radio.

Other gadgetry:
I like to travel with a "vehicle emergency kit" that includes tow rope, jumper cables, tire repair kit, and a good mini air compressor. All of this easily fits under the passenger seat with the jack. Not a crappy $10 compressor, but one that will fill the tire in less than 2 minutes (they start at $50 and go up). Offroaders have these little compressors. On adventure trips in my Sprinter, I would take a spare battery, and keep it topped off with a 1.5 watt solar charger. I may build a spot for a spare battery that is isolated from the starting battery, for emergencies and running some auxiliary lighting or something. I have no need for hundreds of amp hours of "house" battery, because I cook with gas and heat with the dash, and use a cooler instead of an electric fridge (but I'm looking hard at the ARB and similar fridge/freezers...).
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