(BPT) - Whether it's traveling during the holidays or commuting to and from work, Americans spend a lot of time in their vehicles - almost 540 hours a year according to a Roland Berger study. With so much time spent behind the wheel, it's worth it to invest in the top gadgets to make your ride safer and more comfortable.
These accessories provide you with some of the latest safety features and allow you to bring all the comforts of home along with you on your ride.
Back-up cameras are a simple installation that can save lives. About 34 percent of all non-traffic car fatalities for children under five are caused by back-overs, according to KidsandCars.org. PEAK Automotive Back-Up Camera Systems allow you to place the viewer on your windshield or install it into your rear-view mirror. Then install the water-resistant camera to the rear license plate of your car, truck, RV or camper so you can see what is behind your vehicle as you back up.
A dead battery at any time of the year can be a real downer, especially if you are unable to find a person willing to give you a jump start. PEAK Jump-Starters allow you to restart car batteries without the need of another car. This rechargeable and portable system features a low charge alert that sounds when the battery life is getting low. Just plug the system into the wall or your car's cigarette lighter outlet to recharge. Keep it in your car so it's always available in time of emergency.
A handy charging station
Cellphones, tablets, video games and even laptop computers are all portable and popular accessories for passengers when traveling, but all require charging stations. And everyone knows that road trips with dead video game or e-reader batteries are not fun. The PEAK 150 Watt Cup Inverter is perfect for recharging electronics in the car. It fits into the cup holder, so you won't have bulky items in the front of the car, and two AC outlets and one USB plug-in are available for charging multiple electronics at once.
Wi-Fi on the road
Once you have the mobile charger, put your electronics to use with a Mobile Internet Router. Passengers can surf the Internet, check emails and play on-line games with a simple plug-in. The coverage area is wide enough to supply a connection to the entire family.
If you're driving over to the stadium for a picnic before the game, or are in the middle of the mountains and ready for a bite to eat while admiring the scenery, chilling drinks or warming up meals at the drop of a dime is a real benefit. The PEAK 12 volt Can Cooler/Warmer is just the gadget to help you enjoy your tailgating party with minimal fuss. It cools soda cans and sandwiches, or heats up leftovers like soup and chili, and plugs directly into the car's cigarette lighter socket for your meal on-the-go.
These and other products can be found nationwide at retailers such as AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys, and O'Reilly Auto Parts. A lot of time is spent on the road, and these accessories can make your trip safer and more comfortable. Visit PeakAuto.com for more information on the products you need to power your life.