Here Are Six “Summer Fun” Car Accessories You Can Use In Your Volkswagen
Americans have found themselves on the road far more this summer, mainly due to the ongoing pandemic. In fact, AAA predicts an estimated 683 million road trips from July to September. As a result, many drivers have been looking to buy accessories that they may have overlooked before.
Senior Manager of Performance and Accessories at Volkswagen, Robert Gal, says the company has seen a “really big, year-over-year spike” in sales of its road-trip related accessories. Here are six Volkswagen accessories that have seen some of the largest increases in demand over the past few months.
Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack
In general, bikes have seen a huge spike in sales since the pandemic, therefore, the demand for hitch bike racks increased. Summer travelers can travel quickly and easily carry up to four bikes on the back of their Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, and Tiguan.
Universal Tablet Holder
The kid-friendly accessory is the perfect gadget to help entertain young passengers. Located on the back of the front seat headrests, travelers can comfortably watch a movie, play a game, or stream content on the road through the available on-board VW Car-Net 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. “Instead of investing in permanent headrest-mounted DVD players that are over $1,000, you can (use) your own compatible tablets you bring from home,” Gal says.
Bumperdillo Protection Plate
The Volkswagen Bumperdillo shield is there to protect your bumper from the traditional wear and tear of unloading your outdoor adventure gear. Strong and self-adhesive, this easy-to-install rear bumper guard helps protect the car’s painted surface. “It’s a universal accessory that helps drivers keep their paint jobs intact and provides travelers a piece of mind” says Roger Chung, Manager, Accessories Development at Volkswagen.
Its summer, which means its hot! Keep your passengers cool with Volkswagen rear sunshades, which will help reduce sun glare and heat. The accessory will also help keep your kids and pets feeling more comfortable in the backseat. The polyester fabric mesh is custom made to fit your specific Volkswagen model.
Base Carrier Bars
The carrier bars include a T-Slot channel, keyed end caps and the newest models include an integrated turn dial for easy installation. Adventure seekers can also purchase separate attachments, to help transport their kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and other outdoor gear.
Last, but certainly not least, are privacy covers. Keep your travel and personal gear out of site from onlookers with this retractable rear privacy cover. Can be used on your Atlas, Cross Sport, or Tiguan to help cover belongings in your trunk while you are out and about.
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