If you’ve been coveting some of the tech features you’d typically find in newer cars but you’re determined to hang on to an older vehicle you love, you can split the difference with some smart aftermarket upgrades.
For instance, I get a lot of use out of my car’s built-in rear-view camera: it ensures I won’t run over a neighborhood cat or hit the recycle Dumpster as I back out of the driveway. But for anywhere from $30 to $300, you can get a wireless, waterproof backup camera that attaches to a car and broadcasts to a dash-mounted screen.
Other car add-ons you can find online or at the electronics store? Devices that can remote-start your car, dash cams that can record driving activity for many, many hours, and audio kits that can add Bluetooth streaming to an existing car stereo. Just shop around, be mindful of online reviews, and keep in mind that some of these add-ons may require professional installation.
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