In the world of 4X4 utes and trucks modified to the nines, it’s often the small changes that make the biggest difference. Whether you’re a frequent traveller, a pet lover, or just someone who enjoys the convenience and comfort of a well-equipped 4X4 vehicle, there are a few modifications that can transform your driving experience. For decades, WeatherTech, proudly based in North America and renowned for crafting high-quality, innovative and durable automotive, pet and home accessories, offer a range of products that are both simple and highly effective. Here, we explore our five favourite quick and easy mods that’ll make life on the road just that little bit more comfortable.
Seat Back Organisers
There’s nothing worse than the seemingly never-ending clutter that builds up when you’re living out of your rig for a week or two. Except, of course, the frustration when you go looking for that parks pass you swore you only just saw. If you want to keep your rig organised on the road nothing keeps a vehicle neater than a good back-seat organiser. Especially crucial for those with kids or pets, these organisers provide ample space to store toys, books, snacks, or pet supplies, ensuring that everything is within easy reach and stays where you put it. No more cluttered seats or items rolling around the cabin. WeatherTech’s organisers are designed for durability and ease of use, making them a must-have for anyone looking to keep their 4X4 interior orderly and functional.
Door protectors are a godsend for anyone who values their vehicle’s appearance and resale. They guard against scratches, scuffs, and general wear and tear that can come from frequent use loading up extra camping gear in the back or from excited pets jumping in and out of the back seat. You wouldn’t be the first 4X4-er to destroy a door trim because the towel you placed over the space case wriggled out of the way. These protectors are particularly useful for those who often travel with pets or children. Easy to install and even easier to maintain, door protectors not only preserve the look of your vehicle but it’ll also lead to a higher resale price when it comes time to upgrade.
In today’s world, our phones are our lifelines, serving as navigators, entertainers, and communication devices. A good phone mount, both at home and on the road, is crucial for safe and easy access to your device. WeatherTech’s range of phone mounts offer secure and adjustable options that can be fitted in various places within your vehicle. This ensures that your phone is always at an optimal viewing angle, whether you’re following GPS waypoints across a desert, managing hands-free calls, or keying up a little Khe Sang on the playlist.
If you’re making the most of your roof top storage, bump steps are a practical addition. Ideal for those who find themselves frequently loading and unloading gear from the back of their 4X4, these steps provide easy access to roof racks or ute beds. They also double as a bumper protector, guarding against minor bumps and scratches that can occur in car parks or on rough terrain. WeatherTech’s bump steps are designed for durability and can support significant weight, making them a reliable tool for any adventure.
Window deflectors are perfect for those who enjoy a little fresh air without the hassle of strong winds, rain, or dust entering your rig. They allow you to crack open your windows, even in inclement weather, providing ventilation and reducing fog build-up. It’s been proven that C02 levels in a closed vehicle can rise to the point of making you drowsy, so having a window cracked with a wind deflector will maintain a comfortable temperature and ensure enough airflow to keep you alert on long days in the saddle. Additionally, deflectors reduce wind noise, making for a quieter and more enjoyable ride.
Enhancing Your Home and Pet Experience
If you’ve ever wanted the experience of those easy mods on the road back at home as well, WeatherTech have a few handy tricks up their sleeve there too.
For pet owners, protecting your vehicle is just as important as ensuring your pet’s comfort. Consider adding a pet barrier to keep your furry friends safe in the back seat or a pet ramp for easier access to higher vehicles, especially for older or smaller pets. In your home, consider phone mounts in areas where you spend a lot of time – like the kitchen or the home office. This allows you to keep your device secure and accessible, whether you’re following a recipe or waiting for an important call.
These five simple mods from WeatherTech are all about enhancing the convenience and comfort of your driving experience. They’re quick to install, easy to use, and make a significant difference in both the functionality and enjoyment of your off-road adventures. Coupled with WeatherTech’s home and pet products, your comfort is ensured to extend beyond the road, making every aspect of your life just a bit more convenient and enjoyable. You can check out the range at Upfitter, WeatherTech’s exclusive Australian distributor.
Remember, when it comes to vehicle modifications, sometimes it’s the smallest changes that have the biggest impact. So, consider these essential mods to elevate your driving and lifestyle experience.