Stop What You’re Doing Right Now & Purchase These Car Accessories

Resqme’s Quick Car Escape Tool

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This safety accessory was originally created for first responders. Now, the company, Resqme (pronounced rescue me), has sold over 3 million Quick Car Escape Tools.

The small keychain comes in a number of different bright colors and is designed to cut seat belts and break windows. This is needed if you’re in a car accident where your seatbelt is jammed or if you are stuck in a vehicle and need to break a window to get out to safety.

Recognized as the “most affordable and reliable car escape tool,” this little keychain comes out of it’s holster to cut seat belts and a small steel spike will break glass instantly.

Phone Mount

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It might not seem very important, but once you have a phone mount in your car, you won’t be able to imagine your life without one. Instead of looking at your screen while holding the steering wheel and your phone, all you have to do is look up to where you phone is nicely mounted on your dash.

BEST suggests the Lifeproof Suction Mount with Quick Mount. For $35, this car accessory makes it easy to mount and unmount your phone quickly. The suction cup on the back can be attached and unattached from your phone.

If you’d rather skip the suction cup, try the USA Gear Car Vent Phone Holder. This can be purchased from Amazon for only $13.


Finding the right mount for you may take a bit of time, but it’s worth it.

Dashboard Video Recorder

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It helps to be able to record on your dash cam in case you were ever in an accident. Many people may think this is crazy expensive, but it’s not. You can invest in a dashboard video recorder and avoid thousands in legal fees if you have recorded evidence.

Jon Jacobi of PC World explains that “Dash cams are already essential in many countries because of scam artists who try to create accidents so they can sue you. They’ve also proven useful for catching the occasional meteor, as just happened in Thailand (and in Russia a few years ago).”

Many dash cameras work with GPS, which is great if you have to drive professionally and would like to use a camera to settle disputes. Buzzfeed’s favorite is the CTS 2.5-Inch HD Rotatable LED IR DVR Video Camcorder with Camera Holder Brand: Lingstar. For only $12.83, you really can’t go wrong. The car accessory doesn’t have GPS, but for a beginner, it’s perfect. It has a suction cup for the windshield and a charger.

Apple CarPlay

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Apple has a new interactive application out for specific cars called Apple CarPlay. With this accessory, you can hook up your iPhone and it will show up on your car’s dashboard. From there, you can select different things and listen to music without looking down at your phone.

Apple CarPlay is voice controlled and works with Siri. If your vehicle has a touchscreen, you can use it with your iPhone and Apple CarPlay. Different knobs and controls in your car will also sync with the application.

Apple says, “make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemail. Siri can help you do all of these things. All you have to do is ask.”

Different models that work with Apple CarPlay include: Audi, Dodge, Ford, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, and more.

 

5 Vehicles You’ll Instantly Recognize From Movies

1. Little Miss Sunshine, 1973 Volkswagen Transporter (Type 2)

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Photo Credit: blogs.artinfo.com

The Hoover family in the cult-classic Little Miss Sunshine piles into a bright yellow 1973 Volkswagen Transporter. The film was introduced at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and became increasingly popular. ImBd outlines the plot by saying it’s about “A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant” by taking “a cross-country trip in their VW bus.”

A unique fact about Little Miss Sunshine and the recognizable 1973 Volkswagen Transporter: Fox Searchlight hosted a screening of the movie at the Vineland Drive-In movie theater for VW bus owners.

2. Tommy Boy, 1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX

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Photo Credit: communitylaw.org

If you’re like us, you laughed until you cried when you watched Tommy Boy for the first time…and then for the fifth time. Tommy Boy features comedic legends Chris Farley and David Spade. Together, they try to save the auto parts factory that Chris, who plays Tommy, is inheriting.

The vehicle they drive throughout the movie is very familiar. You can’t forget the scene where the deer, which they believe to be dead, comes to life in the back seat of their 1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX. The vehicle gets trashed throughout the movie and even has a child gate in place of a door!

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On Screen Cars makes a great observation, “ This isn’t the last movie David Spade drives a 1967 Plymouth GTX. Mater of fact, Spade drives one later in Joe Dirt.”

3. Jurassic Park, Ford Explorer

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The first Jurassic Park movie made the Ford Explorer a car celebrity. Throughout the thriller, John Hammond and his crew try to keep the dinosaurs he’s created from taking over the earth! As dinosaurs and the feared T-Rex attacked the team, the Ford Explorers made multiple scenes and were even crushed or flipped over.

In the final scene, the Jurassic Park logo on the jeep is covered in mud and spells out “UR ASS PARK,” a subtle joke that “you’re lucky to get out with your ass in one piece,” highlights The Chive.

4. Dumb and Dumber, Mutt Cutts Van

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Photo Credit: www.today.com

How can you not fall in love with the dumb co-stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels? Their slapstick comedy and outrageous outfits will have you laughing throughout the entire 1994 flick Dumb and Dumber.

One of the most iconic vehicles in movies is their Mutt Cutts Van. In the movie, Lloyd and Harry, the characters Jim and Jeff play, pick up the Mutt Cutts Van and nickname it the Shaggin Wagon. One of the most famous scenes in the car is when Lloyd pees in the front seat and hands Harry multiple bottles of urine.

Surprisingly, the vehicle, under all the hair, is a simple 1984 Ford Econoline.

5. The Love Bug, 1962 Volkswagen Beetle

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This 1968 flick surrounds the iconic 1962 Volkswagen Beetle driven throughout the entire movie. From Walt Disney, The Love Bug, is all about “a race car driver who becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own.” Later, the movie was rebooted in 2005 with Lindsay Lohan.

Throughout the movie, the Love Bug, also named Herbie, has its own personality and even drives on it’s own. It can squirt oil as well as open it’s own doors.

A unique fact about the movie comes from IMBD, “When beginning production of the film, Disney set up a casting call for about a dozen cars, and kept them outside the studios for the crew to examine during their breaks. Among the lineup were Toyotas, Volvos, and of course, the pearl white Volkswagen Beetle. When the crew walked by to inspect the cars, they would kick the tires and grab the steering wheel to see how it handled. However, when they came across the Volkswagen, they began to pet it, and so the Beetle got the job, on Sunday, March 23rd, 1969.”

Rent a Car & Explore Brooklyn: Part 2

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Coney Island Film Festival 2014

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