Everyone loves personalizing their vehicles; we spend so much time in our cars commuting, running errands... stuck in traffic! Why wouldn’t we want to make our vehicles represent ourselves as much as possible? Unless you take it too far! We’ve found some of the craziest, weirdest, and just plain awful accessories you could find for your vehicle. My service advisor and I looked into some accessories - these are definitely ones that we don't approve of!
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Sure, a tent in your trunk – creative, but isn’t the whole point of camping “roughing it.” I don’t think a tent attached to your car qualifies as enjoying the outdoors! Why does the tent have to be attached to the car?!
Bullet holes in your car... really?! I’m not sure you’d be sending the right message about yourself to even HAVE bullet holes in your car, but then to have FAKE bullet holes? Hmm... keep on driving!
A cute nickname for your ride is sweet, but adding some fake eyelashes to Betty or a mustache (not mentioning the hot pink colour) to Oliver might just be pushing it. Facial hair on a car is a no-no in our books!
This accessory isn't so bad - just a bit of a 'high maintenance' move. No one likes a foul smelling car, so a built in perfume diffuser was the obvious answer. Those clip-on air fresheners from the department store were just not cutting it...
Who needs a Tim Horton’s drive-thru when you can make it on the go. I forsee scolding hot accidents, and the new law “No Making Coffee & Driving,” as if that even needs to be said.
The name says it all, “The Vroominator.” This creative (aka annoying) little device fills the interior of the cabin with the sounds of a V8 sports car! It synchronizes to the vehicle’s alternator to match the acceleration. What's the silver lining? It’s only audible inside the car.
Maybe this winding accessory is cute is some books but we think it's tacky. They even have some which actually turn while you're driving to make it look like it's winding the car. Oh, wait – maybe if you match it with the Vroominator, that might top the 'tacky' chart!
Colour-changing speakers synced to the music to change according to the bass. Why? Not only does this seem distracting and dangerous, but I just imagine a disco car driving down the road at night!
This “accessory” borders the illegal line since we're pretty sure obstructing the view of your license plate in order to avoid red light cameras, or toll roads is a big no-no. Not to mention that the website disclaimer notes they do not condone the use of their product for this purpose – only for “faulty” red light or speed cameras. No thanks, we'll pass on this accessory.
Texting and driving is a dangerous habit, but can you imagine COOKING and driving?! Just in case you can't make it for take-out pizza, you can now cook one right in your car.
And if you need a dedicated serving tray or french-fry holder while you drive, they've got products for that too.
We're all for accessories that help minimize distraction while you're driving. Some of these accessories just seem like they'll be contributing to more distraction than not!
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