The center console, because of its location and size, can be considered as the focal point of your car’s interior. After all, this is what your passengers mostly see when they step inside the cabin. And depending on your vehicle make and model, it’s also where some dashboard controls are mounted on. It’s also where you usually place a variety of objects while driving such as your bag, mug, and even gadgets. So if you’re tired of your car’s interior or the old console is starting to show its age, it’s time to jazz things up with a new one. To help you find the right center console, here are a few things to consider:
If you simply want to replace an old console, take a look at the color of your car’s seats or interior and look up its color code. Then use this code as a guide when shopping for a new console. Now if you want to jazz up a stale interior, look for a shade that’ll complement the color or style of the seats and dashboard.
When it comes to design, you have many options. From a traditional style to a custom-built layout for classic or antique vehicles, the choices are practically endless. You just have to make sure that the console design matches your car’s specs. Keep in mind that vehicles with a gear stick usually have this control mounted on the part of the center console that’s sandwiched between the front seats. Depending on your car make and model, additional controls such as window switches may also be mounted on the console.
A tray and tray cover are just some of the accessories you can attach on a center console. Some vehicles also have a built-in cup holder and ashtray on their consoles, so be sure to check what other accessories are integrated into your car’s console.
Aftermarket consoles are available in two basic types: drill and no-drill. If you want a hassle-free installation, opt for a no-drill type. However, this type may not be applicable to your car make and model. So before buying a new console, make sure it matches your car’s installation requirements.