Car kits are important bundled accessories useful when driving. It is practical especially during emergency situations.
Guide on Hooking Up an iPod Car Kit
If you love music and you always listen to your iPod when driving or in the car, then an iPod car kit is the right accessory device for you. An iPod car kit includes an FM transmitter as well as a bracket so as to hold the iPod in place whenever you are driving. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to install an iPod kit in your car.
Step 1 – The first thing you have to do is to choose and decide the perfect car kit for you. There are affordable car kits while offering the same features of expensive car kits at the same time. It is important to ensure the quality of the car kit you will purchase. You can buy a version from Apple manufacturers or one from a cheaper and less known brand.
Belkin is a popular alternative iPod car kit brand if you find Apple very expensive. Check if your purchase works well with your iPod unit. Almost all universal iPod car kits are compatible with Mini, Nano, original and Video.
Step 2 – You will have to download the software included in the kit. The software will guide you through the installation process. Moreover, it permits you to register the product.
Step 3 – Set up the mount next. Car kits usually include mounts in order to keep the iPod in place whenever you are driving. Almost all mounts are suction-cupped that fits any location in the car. On some others, you will find a double-sided tape at the back.
Ste 4 – Locate the iPod’s line output in order to plug the FM transmitter. Make sure that your purchased car kit has an FM transmitter since most car keys in the market include this device.
Step 5 – The car kit must at least have 4 FM frequencies. Adjust and set up the iPod’s frequency. In addition, you have to tune in the car radio to the same FM frequency of the FM transmitter and play it on the iPod. If you have installed the car kit correctly, the library of your iPod will start playing on the speakers of the car stereo.
Making an Emergency Survival Kit for Your Car
Emergencies can happen any time and anywhere when you least expect it. Having an emergency kit in the car is very important especially when you are far away from your home. Moreover, an emergency survival kit can help you get through it until help arrives if you get stranded or if your car broke down. Below is a guide for making a basic survival kit for your car.
Tip 1 – Buy from a store or look for a storage box in your home that will fit perfectly on your compartment or trunk. This storage box will be your emergency survival kit. Your car survival kit must be streamlined with your home survival kit. Just choose the basic things you need in order to survive in your car. The most important things that must be in your kit are food, shelter, heat and water as well as a first aid kit.
Tip 2 – It is important to remember to not go wandering too far away from your car in case you got stranded. Always stay near your car for emergency personnel might not be able to locate you if you leave it.
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