If you’re married or in a relationship—or you’re crushing on someone and hoping to couple up—you don’t need to be reminded that Valentine’s Day is almost here. And you probably don’t need one of the gazillion gift guides available online, because you already have everything all planned out, right?
Since you’re so ahead of the game, you can now focus on making every detail as romantic as possible. And if you didn’t think you could up the romance factor for the transportation portion of your evening, think again. Here are 8 key car features that’ll come in handy on the most romantic day of the year:
1. Mood lighting
Although only a few car models come equipped with various lighting options, there are plenty of aftermarket products out there to set the mood with light. From passionate red to cool blue to candlelight gold, LED lighting strips or light pods are a quick and easy way to add a touch of romance to your car’s interior.
2. Premium audio system
Mood lighting and mood music go hand-in-hand, so if your car is equipped with a lackluster stock stereo system, now’s a great time to upgrade. With multiple speakers running through a high-quality amp, every note of every soaring ballad you play will come through in all its heartstring-pulling glory. So upgrade your car audio system, gather up your favorite love songs in a playlist, and let the beats do what they do best.
3. Bluetooth audio receiver
High-quality sound is impressive enough on its own, but if you really want to impress your Valentine, choose a car audio receiver equipped with Bluetooth compatibility so you can tell your stereo what to play without the hassle of scrolling through songs on your phone—or letting go of the hand sweetly clutching yours.
4. Heated seats
Heated seats are somewhat of an unnecessary luxury in San Diego, but the weather’s been so unpredictable that there’s a good chance the night of Feb. 14 will be chillier than normal. If so, there’s nothing quite like the comfort of heated seats keeping you and your date warm and snuggly until you reach your destination.
5. Massaging seats
Like mood lighting, massaging car seats are another feature that only comes standard on a few luxury brands, but there are several aftermarket options available, from entire seat replacements to kits you can use to modify your existing seats. Massaging seats are a plus for anyone, but especially those on a first date—they won’t calm all your nerves, but nice relaxing massage on the way to pick up your date will surely help.
6. Large moon roof or convertible top
For these romantic features, either your car has them or not—we certainly don’t recommend cutting holes into your roof. But if you already have a convertible or a car with a moon roof, consider utilizing it on your date for a bit of romantic stargazing. There’s nothing like the vastness of the universe to remind you to seize each day—especially if you’re going for a first kiss or planning a proposal.
7. Offroad lift kit
An offroad lift kit might not seem like it has anything to with romance, but hear us out. If your Valentine is the outdoorsy type and you don’t have a moon roof or convertible, nothing beats stargazing out in the middle of nowhere (where the city lights can drown out the sky) or sharing a romantic picnic surrounded by nature thanks to your car’s new offroad capability.
8. Window tint
You don’t have to be a celebrity to appreciate the privacy that comes with tinted windows, which are great for hiding quick stoplight kisses from public view. And as a bonus, if Valentine’s Day happens to fall during a heat wave this year, the tint will keep your car much cooler (and you less sweaty) than clear windows.
Let JC Power Audio amp up your car’s romance factor
If you’re considering tinted car windows or a car stereo upgrade, JC Power Audio can help. We take pride in our consultative approach to helping our customers pick the right products for their cars, and we’re happy to help you amp up your car’s romance factor for Valentine’s Day. We offer affordable pricing and installation on the automobile industry’s top brands in car audio, video, and window tint, so give us a call or drop by our conveniently located shop in the college area today.